Bob Simpson

Column – Simpson: Time to re-energize and re-focus

It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that I officially left the NDP party

Voters must stay active on other issues

Twice now, the people of B.C. have had their say on the HST. The first time, was the very successful initiative petition which set up the referendum vote, the results of which were released last week. However, unlike the initiative petition, the referendum outcome compels the government to get rid of the HST and restore the PST and GST. Hopefully this ends more than two years of political bickering about a single tax policy. More importantly, hopefully, we can now apply the same amount of interest and energy to other critical issues.

Layton remembered


Legislators, regulators and validators

I had a fascinating exchange with the CEO of the Pacific Carbon Trust…

Where’s our money? Spend some Fed dollars on community projects

I attended the town hall on the status of Quesnel’s multi-centre project this…

Does B.C. Still have a climate change agenda?

There’s a certain irony that the NDP leadership candidates have committed to…

Is it OK if it’s funny?

The BCNDP hit a home run with its Christy Crunch political attack…

The answers lie in rural British Columbia

I’m glad the Liberal leadership race is over; maybe we can get…

Not a people’s budget

MLA Bob Simpson doesn't like budget

Cats, hockey players and membership woes

Bob Simpson muses on the liberal leadership race.