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Jeremy J. Nuttall

Jeremy Nuttall

Jeremy Nuttall is The Tyee's national reporter.

Born on the banks of the Fraser River in New Westminster, Jeremy grew up smelling the cedar, salt water and sulfur of Burrard Inlet in Port Moody. At age 18 he took a train trip across Canada, which sparked a curiosity about the country. He studied French and journalism in New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia before setting out for his first reporter job at the Crowsnest Pass Promoter in Blairmore, Alberta.

From there Nuttall worked his way up through the town of Princeton and Penticton, eventually working at CBC Radio Vancouver. In 2009 he moved to Beijing to host China Drive on China Radio International and worked as a section editor at Beijing Review Magazine and the Global Times while freelancing pieces outside of China.

Upon his return from China more than three years later, Nuttall worked for the Canadian Press for a summer, then took on the role as senior reporter leading to city editor of 24 Hours Vancouver. He has been a regular news contributor to The Tyee and the Globe and Mail. He currently lives in Ottawa with his wife Mao Yanhong where he covers Parliament Hill.

Twitter: @Tyee_Nuttall

Stories by Jeremy J. Nuttall

news

BC No Winner in South Korea Trade Deal: Unifor Economist

Government upbeat, but Jim Stanford says the deal fails to fix existing trade imbalance.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Sep 2014


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NDP Bill Would Ban Tankers off BC's North Coast

Law would stave off conflict, catastrophe, says MP Nathan Cullen.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Sep 2014


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What's Keeping Door Shut to North Koreans Seeking Haven in Canada?

Group says progress on sponsorships slowed since new immigration minister appointed.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Sep 2014


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'It's a Shame,' Says NDP of Federal Minimum Wage Rejection

Motion to pay small group of workers $15 an hour defeated 124 to 138 today.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Sep 2014


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Surprise Beneficiary of a Federal Minimum Wage: Radio Reporters

Upcoming NDP motion could revive local journalism, retired instructor says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Sep 2014


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Mike Duffy's Lawyer Asks for Quick, Early Trial

Court 'will not allow this trial to turn into a political circus,' says Donald Bayne.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Sep 2014


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NDP Pushes to Reinstate and Raise Federal Minimum Wage

If passed, wage would apply to 820,000 Canadians and 'fight against inequalities,' labour critic says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Sep 2014


news

Harper Gov't 'Conceded to China' under Pressure: Treaty Expert

FIPA 'is the price China demanded to open its purse strings for investing in the resource sector in Canada.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Sep 2014


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Harper OKs Controversial Investment Treaty with China

Opponents long argued FIPA will hand resource control to Chinese companies.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Sep 2014


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Canada Slammed Door Shut to North Korean Escapees

Acceptance rate drops to zero with fate of North Koreans in Canada unknown.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 Sep 2014


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A Tyee Series

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa: He Made It!

Thanks to Tyee readers, and a blessed Corolla, our national reporter has arrived.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Aug 2014


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A Tyee Series

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa: Kitchener Edition

Reentering the homeland, our national reporter finds more Canucks to pester.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Aug 2014


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A Tyee Series

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa: Pondering Rushmore

Which Canadian heroes would you have chiselled? Our national reporter takes a southern detour.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Aug 2014


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa: Dispatch from Lethbridge

In which Gary the barber offers our new national reporter some advice.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Aug 2014


blogs

NDP critic calls for crackdown on 'ghost' immigration swindlers

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Feb 2014


news

A Tyee Series

'Ghosts' Exploit Canada's Foreign Temp Worker Program

Federal fixes can't reach fraudsters cheating applicants of life savings, admit officials.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Feb 2014


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A Tyee Series

As Temp Workers Flow from Jamaica, Scammers Swoop

Illegal fees, empty promises. Caribbean victims speak as Tyee reader-funded series continues.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Why 'Abuse' of Temp Foreign Workers Is Hard to Stop

PM Harper has now admitted it happens. What can halt it? Second in a Tyee reader-funded series.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

As Foreign Temp Program Rolls on, Oil Patch Workers Replaced

And more signs reforms fall short. First in a Tyee reader-funded series investigating controversial federal initiative.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Dec 2013


news

Questions Remain in HD Mining Case

Key evidence was struck from the record in federal court, say unions.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 May 2013


blogs

No evidence BC gov't investigated recruiters charging temp foreign miners produced

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 May 2013


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Mandarin Need Cited as Feds OK'd 95 Chinese Miners for Gething

FOI docs show greenlighting of foreign temp staffing of second coal mining project in BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Mar 2013


blogs

HD misled saying it needed Chinese specialists for 'long wall' mining: union

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Feb 2013


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BC's Look into Mining Recruitment Fees Falls Short: Union

Gov't says it found 'no evidence' companies were charging workers money.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Feb 2013


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HD Mining Offers Unions a Deal in Open Letter

Company's plea to end dispute over foreign workers called 'nonsense' by labour spokesman.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Feb 2013


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Foreign Miners 'Piled up and Sent Home': BC Fed's Sinclair

Firm's power to abruptly ship them out shows flaws in TFW program says labour leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 Feb 2013


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Steelworkers Allege BC Importer of Chinese Miners Tied to Deadly Accidents

Dehau Mines linked to Shandong energy group, whose subsidiaries had five disasters killing nearly 200 workers: union.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Jan 2013


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Harper Gov't Asks Court to Rule It Powerless on Key Chinese Miner Issue

Feds cry helpless as company refuses to produce proof it adequately sought miners in BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Jan 2013


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For Gays, Entering Seniors Home Can Mean Going Back in Closet

Dignity House aims to model an alternative: retirement living for LGBT community.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 Dec 2012


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Federal Minister Finley could face contempt of court charges in HD Mining court case

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Dec 2012


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HD Mining's Biggest Backer Is Mysterious, Say Steelworkers

Tracing BC coal mine owners, union left in dark about majority shareholder Huiyong Holdings.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Dec 2012


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Chinese Firms Bringing Own Workers a Global Pattern: Expert

University of California prof calls Canadian politicians 'naïve' in dealing with Chinese companies.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Dec 2012


blogs

Unions strike deal on temporary coal miner records review

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Nov 2012


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Unions win right to continue challenging mining company's use of foreign workers

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Nov 2012


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Mining company questions human resource minister's statements in foreign worker case

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Nov 2012


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For Some Chinese Fleeing Debt or Prosecution, Canada Beckons

Scams make news in China but BC officials say review of foreign investors program isn't related.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Nov 2012


blogs

Judge rebuffs feds, urges deal with unions on temp worker dispute

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Nov 2012


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Unions Seek Injunction to Stop Chinese Miners' Arrival in BC

Federal Court will hear arguments Friday to determine whether unions have standing.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Nov 2012


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Foreign Worker Review Was Already Underway, Permits Won't Be Pulled: Kenney

Immigration minister confident staff issued valid permits for Chinese temp miners in BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Nov 2012


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Unions Want to See What's in Chinese Temp Miner Permits

Admitting 'problems' with program, labour minister launches review but unions want more transparency.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Nov 2012


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Chinese-backed Mining Firm in Early Talks to Train in BC

HD Mining and province too slow pursuing longwall miner schools here say union, NDP.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Nov 2012


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'Very Concerned' Feds Investigate Temp Miner Hires in BC

Not clear how much probe will focus on illegal attempts to charge hefty fees to Chinese applicants.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 Oct 2012


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Publicity Could Hurt Miner Recruitment Fees Probe: Bell

BC's jobs minister worries media coverage may cause sources to clam up.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Oct 2012


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Halt Temp Miner Permits While Recruiting Is Investigated: BCFed

Labour demands BC gov't pull Temporary Worker Program permits for Chinese-backed mines while it probes possible illegal fee charges to workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Oct 2012


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BC Gov't Investigates Recruitment Charges for Chinese Miners

'These employees don't need to pay any agent fee,' Canadian Dehua Mines president states.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Oct 2012


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Recruiters Charging BC-Bound Chinese Temp Miners $12,500

Heavy fee, promise of eased immigration part of package, Tyee investigation reveals.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Oct 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

Five Must-Try Chinese Dishes You Won't See in Food Courts

TYEE LIST #24: For these tasty eats, amble off the beaten restaurant path. Or make 'em at home.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Oct 2012


blogs

Minister says fired school board had political agenda, board chair agrees

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Jul 2012


news

Interior Bus Riders Mad at Greyhound

Dropped run makes it harder to get to Vancouver.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Nov 2005


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US Government Slams Kinder Morgan's Safety Procedures

Out to buy BC's Terasen, Texas pipeline firm ordered to clean up its act.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Sep 2005


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Kinder Morgan Marked by Spills

Terasen suitor's many pipelines figure in several U.S. disasters, including a very deadly one.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Aug 2005