Pacific Future Energy recruits former First Nations chiefs to help launch project
Pacific Future Energy, undaunted by industry skepticism over its plans to build a B.C. bitumen refinery, has recruited two former national chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations...
Surrey mayoral candidate surrounds herself with experience in bid for North American first
The woman who hopes to shake up Surrey’s political establishment says she needs to start fast and run hard if she wants to become the first female South Asian mayor in North America.
Liberals pull off surprise victory in B.C. election
In an astounding turn of events in British Columbia, Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals have won the provincial election and will retain power for another four years. The Liberals...
Divided Loyalties: The Liberal Party of Canada
Murphy’s view was shared by Martin’s top BC organizer, Mark Marissen, who had been involved in provincial politics since moving to the province from Ottawa several years earlier.
Mark Marissen: A Liberal-NDP coalition? Forget it
The Liberals are better off without Jack Layton’s NDP, but Michael Ignatieff should work on making the party a ‘big tent’ again, Mark Marissen writes
A Call To Action
So the Standing Committee on Finance has recommended that all arts funding by the province be restored to the levels of 2008/09. Good. Now what? Rest assured that this is...
Mark Marissen: A blueprint on how to sell the HST to the public
Angry that Premier Gordon Campbell didn’t tell anyone about the HST during the last election?
Can party’s shrewd B.C. strategist save Dion?
Who knows? But count on Mark Marissen to survive as a key Liberal operative for a long time.
On the mark
In America, Mark Marissen would be a star: a man who, for better or worse, battled his foes to usher in a whole new kind of professional politics in B.C., and came out on top....
“Let’s Have Lunch”
In this excerpt from her new book Stéphane Dion: Against the Current, the Star's Linda Diebel reports on a Sunday lunch Dion hosted to heal the wounds among those Liberal...
Mark Marissen, Backroom Business
Mark Marissen and his Burrard Communications Inc.have much more than Liberal party connections going for them.
Parties turn to B.C. skippers
Vancouverites expected to steer campaigns of Tories, Liberals and NDP in next election.