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Vaughn Palmer

Hard-Hitting Provincial Political Columnist

Vaughn Palmer’s hard-hitting columns have seen him cover the feats and follies of British Columbia’s premiers for 30 years.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Palmer on Politics & Current Events
Mixing wit and humour with insight his talk is an up-to-the-minute update on the current state of affairs in our political scene.

BC’s Political Pulse Panel
with Bill Good & Keith Baldrey

Borderland & Foreign Relations
Canada / U.S. Relations and Victoria, Ottawa and Washington relations  

Platform Plus

Event Moderator
Panelist/In Conversation

  • An excellent, topical speech by a man who knows his business thoroughly; loves it and conveys that passion in a very humorous way, all while ensuring the material is relevant to the audience.

    - BC Human Resource Management Association Event

Summary Profile

Vaughn Palmer’s hard-hitting columns have seen him cover the feats and follies of B.C.’s premiers  for 30 years. An award-winning journalist, Palmer is the Vancouver Sun’s provincial political columnist, based in Victoria. He also hosts the weekly program Voice of BC on Shaw TV and is a regular commentator on radio station CKNW in Vancouver and on KUOW, the National Public Radio station in Seattle.

Palmer is the recipient of the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster foundation, a co-winner of the Jack Webster award for reporting, and a recipient of the Hyman Solomon award for excellence in public policy journalism from the Canadian Public Policy Forum. Since 1984, Palmer has examined an extensive range of issues, personalities and scandals that have come to define B.C.’s political scene.

#bcpoli New ICBC chair Joy MacPhail personally notified Liberals fired from her board. Brad Bennett notified by press release. (2017-07-21 09:53:42)
#bcpoli Dep Premier Carole James on McDonald's future to Globe Thursday: "I am not going to prejudge that.” Next morning: fired. (2017-07-21 09:46:57)
#bcpoli Michelle Mungall knows nothing about events at BC Hydro. When she was appointed, assumed John Horgan was REAL minister. So he is. (2017-07-21 09:42:09)