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Unpopular Opinion: Cancelling licenses to collect child support is misguided and foolish

Unpopular Opinion: Cancelling licenses to collect child support is misguided and foolish

Photo Shutterstock The BC Government announced recently that it was tabling legislation to allow ICBC to cancel the driver’s licenses of anyone who owes back child support through the Family Maintenance and Enforcement Program.
Will we soon see a repeat of the Squamish Five domestic terrorism acts of the 80s?

Will we soon see a repeat of the Squamish Five domestic terrorism acts of the 80s?

Front page of the Vancouver Sun from January 21, 1983 On the morning of January 20, 1983, a group of five domestic terrorists were arrested on the Sea to Sky Highway after a months-long investigation.
Unpopular Opinion: Saliva testing for marijuana impaired driving will not work

Unpopular Opinion: Saliva testing for marijuana impaired driving will not work

Shutterstock It seems as though the provincial government may be introducing a drug-impaired driving scheme in the near future.
OPINION: We should be allowed to grow our own weed

OPINION: We should be allowed to grow our own weed

I’m Dan Sutton, the CEO of Tantalus Labs , an ACMPR Licensed Producer of Cannabis located in Vancouver, BC. The following is a letter addressed to Canadian Senators regarding an issue critical to myself and British Columbians.
Vision says they are/aren't running mayoral candidate, leaving media confused

Vision says they are/aren't running mayoral candidate, leaving media confused

Mayor Gregor Robertson announcing in January that he will not seek a fourth term as mayor. Photo Dan Toulgoet If you were cruising CBC today you'll have read that " Vision Vancouver won't run a mayoral candidate in fall election ".
Unpopular Opinion: Marijuana legalization will only fuel the black market

Unpopular Opinion: Marijuana legalization will only fuel the black market

Marijuana/Shutterstock With Bill C-45, Canada’s marijuana legalization bill, currently in committee at the Senate, the biggest question is now how much longer until we have legalized marijuana.
OPINION: Mayor Robertson's recycled April Fools' 'joke' was mean-spirited bullshit

OPINION: Mayor Robertson's recycled April Fools' 'joke' was mean-spirited bullshit

This past Sunday our outgoing mayor Gregor Robertson sent out an April Fools' tweet that landed with an audible thud.
OPINION: Changing B.C. electoral system shouldn't be easier than a strata bylaw

OPINION: Changing B.C. electoral system shouldn't be easier than a strata bylaw

Skepticism warranted of B.C.’s electoral referendum plan
Oh great… Vancouver cars are now becoming rats’ nests

Oh great… Vancouver cars are now becoming rats’ nests

Local mechanics seeing upswing in rodent infestations
OPINION: Mayor Bremner would be fresh start for Vancouver, NPA

OPINION: Mayor Bremner would be fresh start for Vancouver, NPA

This is part of a series of opinions we'll be sharing from Vancouverites of all stripes leading up to the municipal election in October of 2018.