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Chris Rose

Chris Rose has worked at three newspapers, including The Vancouver Sun where he was both a reporter and an editor. One of his assignments at The Sun was planning and coordinating municipal, provincial and federal election coverage. Born in Vancouver, his interests include politics, history, demographics, the economy, the environment and energy-related issues.   

BC Election 2013: As campaign heats up, NDP shows its cards

After almost a dozen years in political purgatory but now consistently leading in public opinion polls, the New Democratic Party (NDP) is fine-tuning its official platform in the countdown to the BC...

BC Election 2013: How the Liberals plan to stomp the NDP

In Victoria next Tuesday, Finance Minister Mike de Jong is expected to rise in the Legislature and tell BC that life, and the provincial economy, is supernaturally great. But is this really the case?