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Les Leyne

Les Leyne

Les Leyne covers legislature sittings. He has written an opinion column since 1995 and was a political, municipal and general assignment reporter prior to that. He grew up in Qualicum Beach and worked on the West Shore and in Duncan prior to joining the Times Colonist.

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lleyne@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Les

Les Leyne: Kickback probe could shape carbon-tax fight

Les Leyne: Kickback probe could shape carbon-tax fight

How will B.C.’s carbon tax weather the political storm that erupted this week?
Les Leyne: NDP flips, launches dual probes after accusation of kickback in handling of green grants

Les Leyne: NDP flips, launches dual probes after accusation of kickback in handling of green grants

A consulting firm hired by the NDP to administer grants from its CleanBC program is accused of asking for a kickback to successfully process an application.
Les Leyne: Eby adviser deeply involved in online media world

Les Leyne: Eby adviser deeply involved in online media world

A key adviser in the premier’s office, Meghan Sali, is also on the board of directors of Constellation Media, a news organization run by a non-profit society with an acknowledged progressive bent
Les Leyne: MLA mom tells how working remotely could have saved a life

Les Leyne: MLA mom tells how working remotely could have saved a life

MLA Harwinder Sandhu was attending a sitting of the house remotely when her daughter went into a health crisis
Les Leyne: U.S. ambassador talks protocol, treaties and softwood lumber

Les Leyne: U.S. ambassador talks protocol, treaties and softwood lumber

Advice to Canada’s ambassador to Germany John Horgan is be yourself. On softwood lumber, U.S. sees Canadian practices as discriminatory, he says.
Les Leyne: Eby can't call the shots on antisemitism response

Les Leyne: Eby can't call the shots on antisemitism response

A judicious, rigorous, independent look at this would go a lot further in convincing people that the rubble from Robinson’s bombshell letter isn’t just being smoothed over.
Les Leyne: Vivid housing lawsuits embarrass NDP

Les Leyne: Vivid housing lawsuits embarrass NDP

The province has been in court chasing a dozen or more people who allegedly lied their way into buying affordable housing when they didn’t qualify.
Les Leyne: We're nearing the bottom of B.C. Hydro's bag of tricks to keep rates low

Les Leyne: We're nearing the bottom of B.C. Hydro's bag of tricks to keep rates low

B.C. Hydro needs an ocean of new money sooner rather than later.
Les Leyne: Evidence is in: Bring back school police-liaison programs

Les Leyne: Evidence is in: Bring back school police-liaison programs

The liaison program should be adjusted to reflect racial and minority sensitivities and reintroduced in short order.
Les Leyne: Will B.C.’s World Cup costs go up? Of course they will

Les Leyne: Will B.C.’s World Cup costs go up? Of course they will

Having an entire continent host the World Cup doesn’t stop the cost creep. It just spreads it around so that more taxpayers can take part.
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