canadian politics

Sand Lance Spawning Habitat Protection. (5th Life Productions/contributed photo)

Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl’s bill C-297 would allow federal government to introduce selective fisheries

Strahl said it’s possible to protect vulnerable salmon without shutting down all recreational fishing

Sand Lance Spawning Habitat Protection. (5th Life Productions/contributed photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (bottom right) and Minister of Employment Carla Qualtrough (upper left) spoke to senior staff of the Langley Community Services Society on Friday, May 7 about mental health issues. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

PM makes virtual visit to Langley social service agency

The discussion with staff of Langley Community Services Society centred on mental health

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (bottom right) and Minister of Employment Carla Qualtrough (upper left) spoke to senior staff of the Langley Community Services Society on Friday, May 7 about mental health issues. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Tako van Popta, MP for Langley-Aldergrove. (file photo)

Guns, SkyTrain, stronger tech sector on Langley-Aldergrove MP’s mind

Industrial innovation and stemming the flow of illegal handguns concern van Popta

Tako van Popta, MP for Langley-Aldergrove. (file photo)
Tako van Popta, MP for Langley-Aldergrove. (Tako van Popta/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley politicians mark a year of COVID losses

MLAs and MPs spoke about the toll of the disease

Tako van Popta, MP for Langley-Aldergrove. (Tako van Popta/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Parliamentary interpreter Nicole Gagnon poses for a photo on Parliament Hill, Tuesday January 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Parliamentary hearings over Zoom an ongoing headache for translators

The problem persists as MPs prepare to return virtually to the House of Commons next week

Parliamentary interpreter Nicole Gagnon poses for a photo on Parliament Hill, Tuesday January 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Tamara Jansen in the House of Commons. (CPAC)

Jansen says Liberals dropped the ball on vaccines

The MP launched the attack during question period

Tamara Jansen in the House of Commons. (CPAC)
B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson leaves the stage after announcing he is stepping down as party leader, during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Painful Truth: Which party breaks up first?

Political parties under pressure can fracture, here and abroad

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson leaves the stage after announcing he is stepping down as party leader, during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)

Painful Truth: Waiting for the political fumble

It’s seldom that big catastrophes sink governments

The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)
A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. More than 35,000 people are eligible to cast a vote in next month’s Green party leadership race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Green party leadership race nearly doubles party membership numbers

Party officials say the Greens added 15,000 new people to their membership list during the campaign

A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. More than 35,000 people are eligible to cast a vote in next month’s Green party leadership race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
In this photo taken May 17, 2020, people walk back and forth across the border between the U.S. and Canada in Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Painful Truth: The widening border

The U.S. and Canada are about to diverge, and we don’t know what it means yet

In this photo taken May 17, 2020, people walk back and forth across the border between the U.S. and Canada in Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)

Federal parties tap wage subsidy program to avoid layoffs as donations dry up

The NDP and Greens have both applied but have not yet been approved, while Bloc Quebecois has not applied

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)
Painful Truth: Rogue senator all too typical

Painful Truth: Rogue senator all too typical

Racism, especially against Indigenous Canadians, is still commonplace

Painful Truth: Rogue senator all too typical
New Langley-Aldergrove MP says unity, SkyTrain, business are priorities in Ottawa

New Langley-Aldergrove MP says unity, SkyTrain, business are priorities in Ottawa

Tako van Popta is heading east to take his seat in the House of Commons

New Langley-Aldergrove MP says unity, SkyTrain, business are priorities in Ottawa
Tamara Jansen. (Langley Advance Times files)

Conservative candidate mum on ‘Black Peter’ controversy

Tamara Jansen has not spoken to the media since Thursday

Tamara Jansen. (Langley Advance Times files)
Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics

Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics

There aren’t easy answers to hard problems

Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics
Our View: Can we have a summer of policies?

Our View: Can we have a summer of policies?

While we’re lazing at the lake or on the beach, we could dig into some serious politics

  • Jul 31, 2019
Our View: Can we have a summer of policies?
Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: MP Warawa remembered for kindness, faith, convictions

Hundreds of people attended a celebration of life for the late Langley politician

Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Outgoing Langley MP Mark Warawa announced his retirement. Now Tako van Popta will be running for the Conservatives in Langley-Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

Tako van Popta to run as Conservative in Langley-Aldergrove

The lawyer will be running in the seat long-held by outgoing MP Mark Warawa

  • May 6, 2019
Outgoing Langley MP Mark Warawa announced his retirement. Now Tako van Popta will be running for the Conservatives in Langley-Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)