Jeremy J. 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.
Stories by Jeremy J. Nuttall
First in a series on bringing Canada’s government into this century.
Visiting billionaires club gets more political access, says the org.
Liberal retreat on promised new voting system would be ‘immoral,’ says MP.
‘Disaster’ shows risks in Liberals’ failure to act on promised tanker ban: Nathan Cullen.
As government explores deal with Beijing, critics press for more information.
Personal popularity, family name give PM chance to push Beijing on rights and trade, says journalist.
Mary Ann Mihychuk says she understands concerns in Western construction sector.
Little enforcement, weak rules on special interests paying to influence politicians, says Democracy Watch.
On climate, foreign workers, and unions, Trudeau government moves this month have rankled progressives.
Environmental group asks why Liberals are continuing Harper-era crackdown.
Labour critic, mulling leadership bid, sees party’s future in harnessing rage of young workers.
Review of controversial program suggests 21 changes, but critics say many favour business.
Robert Fox, welcoming activists, signals his party is steering leftwards.
But federal party leader stands by decision to purge shadow cabinet over Weaver criticisms.
Advocacy group calls on feds to commission new assessment.
Focus on small business ignores threat of Chinese state companies, USW maintains.
Backgrounder on national security written to address policy concerns, not the public’s, says OpenMedia.
But BC lobbyist, NDP MP defend involvement in Ukraine, US.
Health Canada restricts imports of materials for drug linked to overdose epidemic.
Beijing’s trade agreement with Australia allows Chinese companies to use their own workers. Is Canada next?
National Council of Canadian Muslims hopes resource creates more inclusive classrooms.
Minister’s vow to uphold the Canada Health Act could be clearer, says physician.
Comments raise questions about government’s recent approval of permits for dam project, says NDP critic.
Praise for Cohen Commission action, but doubts about commitment to restoring protection lost in Harper years.
In approving dam permits, Ottawa forgets its reconciliation promises, says report author.
One advocate suggests separate probe into policing issues would be justified.
Yatim shooting shows officers too easily skew written reports, says Goldring.
Method for poll claiming near tie in Victoria made it ‘meaningless’ says expert.
Security expert says Canadians ‘naive’ in not seeing need for care in dealing with foreign lobbyists.
Anonymous letter listing concerns about Canadian nuclear generating stations can’t be ignored, says NDP leader.
Jenny Kwan says trusting UN agencies to vet refugees would help get threatened people to safety.
Deadline to ratify enhancements was July 15, but province starts consultations instead.
Gov’t coming up short on key vows to vets, TFWs, charities, say critics.
Tips from reporting duo McKie and Bronskill, who previously investigated how to access government secrets.
Beijing in the boardroom bad for sovereignty, says IntegrityBC's Dermod Travis.
Gil McGowan says majority of voices testifying in Ottawa want controversial program expanded.
NDP MP Jenny Kwan calls reports of China's visa policy 'a major shift in practice.'
Jenny Kwan says Ottawa should expedite process for those 'whose lives are at risk.'
CPP has been expanded but needs to go further, says CLC's Hassan Yussuff.
'It's an act of fairness' says MP behind bill that would restore voting rights to some Canadians abroad.
Kerry Jang says argument that NDP motion would help organized crime doesn't make sense.
Liberal vow to legalize weed by next spring creates legal 'confusion' in meantime, says critic.
Without more experts, Liberal gov't may find itself at a disadvantage.
Green leader says she'll seek a judicial review of regulator’s project approval.
Canada's press corps touched a nerve. Three very raw ones, actually.
Good idea, says advocate, and why not outlaw campaign lies, too?
He's no hero to party members who urge a move towards the centre.
New service hopes to help Canadian media go beyond superficial journalism.
Plenty of yelling, ties flying, and of course, one sharp elbow. But why?
Nathan Cullen says giving Greens and Bloc Québécois ability to file a report is nothing special.
But first, she'll fight for voting rights on new electoral reform committee.
First Nations' expectations high, but little information on real impact available.
Ottawa already correcting 'errors' in its information on panelists.
Liberals vow committee to study issue will be struck 'soon.'
Lateral move shows need to reform board appointments, watchdog says.
Reverse course on controversial pipeline at your own risk, political observers warn Liberal government.
Tories killed last attempt to enshrine First Nations' rights in law. Now, a second chance.
Civil servants left to their own devices, says Debi Daviau.
Bill would protect those in possession of drugs from charges when reporting overdoses.
Behind closed doors, the party is trying to find common ground and nail the landing.
Liberals recently allowed a seasonal exemption to federal program rules.
As convention nears, a primer on what New Dems and progressives have said.
Step one: learn to fight powerful interests, says CWA political director.
'Brand Command' author Alex Marland recommends a name change... and a new colour.
Liberal gov't needs to make intentions clear, says public service labour leader.
'Canadians understand that a country can't cut its way to prosperity,' says federal plan.
Trade minister rejects claims, insists public consultations are meaningful and inclusive.
New Dems face tough decisions ahead, regardless of whether Mulcair stays or goes.
Unifor disputes BC communications centre closure, warns lives at risk.
Poverty advocate says country should adopt 'rights-based' approach to quality of life.
Advocates say environment and anti-terror law among under-34 voters' top priorities.
Panel head Hedy Fry remains optimistic, but journalism advocate says action comes too late.
Move puts pressure on government to justify $15-billion contract, says Amnesty.
Fear of possession charges preventing people from calling 911, says Tri City MP.
Former trade minister explains how review could be done.
Scott Reid says electoral reform designed to hurt Conservative chances.
CLC 'disappointed' by trade deal decision after meetings with minister.
From Opposition bench, party sees new angle on patronage appointments, pot, missing women and more.
Advocates call Trudeau to loosen economic ties with nation under fire for rights abuses.
Major dam deserves federal attention, opponents say.
Total rethink of strategy, supports needed, says former ombudsman Pat Stogran.
Critic says it'll take much more to restore faith in regulator.
Feds pledged to match up to $100 million; Canadians have given $12 million so far.
Tom Beaver reflects on new findings that 2,250 fellow veterans regularly use shelters.
Critics say minor support won't do much to ease Canada's growing international trade gap.
Two months after the election, case for and against NDP leader simmers.
As journalist, Chrystia Freeland chronicled global wealth dividers.
But political professor Maxwell Cameron recommends a go-slow approach.
Unsure how to debunk persistent myths? Take a deep breath and cite these experts.
Ottawa group's effort to counter 'cardboard cutout' stereotyping and fear.
After Tory campaign and Paris attacks, 'we have to be vigilant now' says head of burnt mosque.
Union decries Prince Rupert cannery closure, says company should provide local jobs.
Western provinces hardest hit as some users given less food.
One Toronto service centre is bracing for flood of new arrivals expected by January.
Liberal minister confirms scientists, experts 'able to speak freely' to public and media.
Government signals open door policy while Opposition keeps theirs shut.
Salmon defenders hope MP Hunter Tootoo inspires a 'seismic shift' in attitudes.
Think appointments should be based on merit? Fine, let's review.
Backlash can be ferocious in a province that tends to ride populist waves.
Re-elected Tory MP: 'We need to present a positive option.'
Increased oil patch ownership can help Canada meet emissions goals, says Gordon Laxer.
In Montreal, a subdued Mulcair says party will keep pressing NDP values.
Four needed crackdowns, starting with illegal surveillance and electoral crime.
Kevin Page and Linda Keen say their experiences show need for reform.
Tories, say critics, just use other ways to give tens of thousands of jobs to foreign temps.
Thursday morning event not mentioned in usual list of campaign stops.
Sketchy stats driving down Canadian pay rates, says Alberta labour fed.
Deal's dairy concessions and drug patent terms will deplete coffers, says Dennis Howlett.
Faced with voter requests to pull out of the race, two candidates take different stances.
Government vowed to post info each quarter, now says it costs cash.
Citizen spying, scandals, recession and other beefs peel off former loyalists.
Listen for mention of these fiscal missteps during tonight's election debate.
Number of government departments 'lapsing' budgets up from 10 years ago: CCPA.
Coquitlam, BC, is no stranger to refugees who thrive. Nor to me. I grew up nearby.
Several pledges made, but government hasn't been forthcoming on progress.
We asked economists from coast to coast to see how Canada is weathering the storm.
Insights West finds one-third of Conservative voters considering other party.
Some statements made by former minister at exclusive meeting may be oversold, prof says.
Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking talk show callers divided when it comes to Tories, hosts say.
Sheldon Clare is fed up with the political system. While running solo, he's definitely not alone.
Party sticks Mulcair with label, but how many of its MPs fit the bill?
Access to PM seems to depend on agreement with Tory policies: NDP.
Battle trauma advocate: 'I just wanted to ask him one thing about holistic care.'
After a stint in Beijing's state media, reporting on Conservatives is déjà vu.
Unhappy with Harper, 'Progressive Canadian Party' targets sensitive ridings to help Libs, NDP.
Who would benefit? Who's opposed? And more questions answered.
Path to victory includes those who need the most help, says 92-year-old austerity opponent.
Ron Versteeg waits to hear how major trade deal will impact his industry.
2008 downturn no excuse for harmful policy, says union economist.
Democracy Watch says if federal authorities won't seek action, it will.
PM once theorized that 'electoral budgeting' could hurt sitting governments.
Red is the new black, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
MP Wai Young says she doesn't read the news. Her party's actions tell another story.
Meanwhile, experts object to Wai Young likening Tory resolve to that of Jesus.
On verge of recession, campaign might steamroll stimulus.
Reform party stalwarts wonder what happened to ideals of their populist revolt.
Labour leaders say figures mislead as new routes open to hire foreigners.
Feds ignore more agile craft fitting province's terrain -- and built in Victoria.
You pay for them. Lots of them. Here's an inside look at what went on at BCIT.
Tories look like Keystone Kops, but policing election cash is a must, say democracy watchdogs.
Publicly funded office focuses on serious infractions abroad, program head tells NDP.
High-profile CTV personality Kevin Waugh will fight for Conservative nomination.
Transparency, charity promises don't outweigh anti-terror law concerns, say opponents.
Seven-year-old's rare seizure treatment now recognized under the law.
In open letter, opponents of Anti-Terrorism Act say bill will erode support.
Longtime Tory MP says he is resigning to spend more time with family.
'This is a systemic issue,' says MP Ashton of grocery costs in Canada's north.
'Key, hot-button, emotional election issues' turning voter tide, posits Dogwood's Nagata.
Robyn Allan no longer involved in NEB review of Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal.
Who's vetting the foreign companies, critics ask.
Counting numbers isn't 'rocket science,' says NDP critic.
'I haven't seen the Conservatives look this glum in a long time,' says NDP MP Don Davies.
'It provides a lot of hope for the year to come,' George Soule says.
The Tyee offers a lobby primer from a federal lawyer.
'It's false advertising,' says Democracy Watch.
Tory plan to 'modernize' system won't save money, public-sector unions say.
Best ideas lifted from NDP, says Mulcair.
'The issue of taxpayer's money is government business,' retorts NDP's Angus.
Latest investment deal puts foreign companies before democracy, says Council of Canadians.
Critics say federal cutbacks have hobbled investigators.
Federal efforts to find labour abroad give companies a free ride, recruiter says.
'They should be scaling back,' says watchdog group.
One provincial federation sticks to the issues. Another goes right for the throat.
But other observers say NDP's fortunes rest on the Liberals.
Activist and Tory committee member spar over anti-terrorism law.
'I feel like we're in some kind of alternate universe,' says Free Dominion founder Connie Fournier.
Victoria man's case could legalize 'edible' pot.
Council of Canadians wants court to loosen ID restrictions.
Economists fear sector too weakened to rebound.
'This is not an issue that should be politicized.'
Canadians are 'concerned with the issue of government surveillance,' Therrien says.
Spate of Conservative Party messages are 'counterproductive,' advocacy group says.
With a drought of West Coasters on committees, filmmaker says local concerns aren't heard.
Bill C-51 won't prevent terrorism, NDP leader says.
With many older Canadians better off than their kids, it might be time to end those price breaks.
The Tyee asked for a list of names, the feds sent us this photo.
The real job picture might not be so rosy.
'We don't have to choose between our freedoms and our safety,' says NDP leader.
Practise used to 'pander to the rich,' Mark Blyth says.
Employment minister 'an attack dog' against working people, says union.
Government brags of new jobs created, but gains are overstated, says economist.
New Democrat stronghold draws two MLAs and a communications pro.
Locked up reporters, denied a look at the bill, revolt.
CSEC sifts through millions of downloaded files each day to track extremists.
Study didn't look at fallout of continued price slide.
NDP would bolster budget if elected, but critic says money alone isn't the problem.
Canada's past record with Syria asylum-seekers raises concerns, says think tank.
No conclusive evidence that cellphones pose risk, but MP wants warning labels.
Opposition prepares for its last chances to attack governing Conservatives before election.
But voice message suggests the group change its structure.
Another damning human rights report highlights failures. We sought solutions.
After all, says duo McKie and Bronskill, it's 'Your Right to Know.'
In a 2015 look-ahead interview, Hassan Yussuff speaks on tough challenges ahead for Canadian workers.
Civil servants left to their own devices to access internet.
New Veterans' Affairs minister tells group they're no longer stakeholders: Hill Times.
Council of Canadians says the 'ringleaders' in the scandal must be caught.
Inequality crosses 'all geographies and demographics,' new study shows.
Government say regulations will prevent 'riding shopping.'
'We're clearly not going to do it,' PM tells Commons.
Fighting extremism like battling gangs, police chief says.
Journalism professor calls proposed increase a 'tax on accountability.'
Poor understanding of Ojibwe culture fuels misunderstanding, says law professor.
Turns out, Beijing's rules for our workers are far tougher.
'It's not nice' in region that brought in foreign workers.
Frustration, panic grows as Health Canada rejects hundreds of applications.
CN Rail and others raised millions for political parties down south in 2014.
When Randall Garrison heard gunfire in Ottawa, he knew immediately what was happening.
Killings in Ottawa and Quebec could be used as an excuse to monitor peaceful Canadians.
Tyee sought reaction from various commenters on today's deadly shootings.
Gunfire heard in Centre Block, one gunman dead.
New Broadbent study shows Ottawa acting like Chinese gov't, says Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
Ottawa moves to legalize use of news footage in attack ads without permission.
Unions, seniors and those with disabilities ready to fight, but Canada Post says it has a plan.
If not, it'll continue to plague Ottawa and elections as it has for decades, experts say.
Tweets aren't enough says Canada-Hong Kong Link; NDP submits motion to gather testimony.
Documents reveal a program with poor structure and oversight, say critics.
Savagely beaten in 2006 while driving a bus in Coquitlam, Rene Bourdin welcomes the idea.
Supporters of a free election demand a clear position.
Government upbeat, but Jim Stanford says the deal fails to fix existing trade imbalance.
Law would stave off conflict, catastrophe, says MP Nathan Cullen.
Group says progress on sponsorships slowed since new immigration minister appointed.
Motion to pay small group of workers $15 an hour defeated 124 to 138 today.
Upcoming NDP motion could revive local journalism, retired instructor says.
Court 'will not allow this trial to turn into a political circus,' says Donald Bayne.
If passed, wage would apply to 820,000 Canadians and 'fight against inequalities,' labour critic says.
FIPA 'is the price China demanded to open its purse strings for investing in the resource sector in Canada.'
Opponents long argued FIPA will hand resource control to Chinese companies.
Acceptance rate drops to zero with fate of North Koreans in Canada unknown.
Thanks to Tyee readers, and a blessed Corolla, our national reporter has arrived.
Reentering the homeland, our national reporter finds more Canucks to pester.
Which Canadian heroes would you have chiselled? Our national reporter takes a southern detour.
In which Gary the barber offers our new national reporter some advice.
Federal fixes can't reach fraudsters cheating applicants of life savings, admit officials.
Illegal fees, empty promises. Caribbean victims speak as Tyee reader-funded series continues.
PM Harper has now admitted it happens. What can halt it? Second in a Tyee reader-funded series.
And more signs reforms fall short. First in a Tyee reader-funded series investigating controversial federal initiative.
Key evidence was struck from the record in federal court, say unions.
FOI docs show greenlighting of foreign temp staffing of second coal mining project in BC.
Gov't says it found 'no evidence' companies were charging workers money.
Company's plea to end dispute over foreign workers called 'nonsense' by labour spokesman.
Firm's power to abruptly ship them out shows flaws in TFW program says labour leader.
Dehau Mines linked to Shandong energy group, whose subsidiaries had five disasters killing nearly 200 workers: union.
Feds cry helpless as company refuses to produce proof it adequately sought miners in BC.
Dignity House aims to model an alternative: retirement living for LGBT community.
Tracing BC coal mine owners, union left in dark about majority shareholder Huiyong Holdings.
University of California prof calls Canadian politicians 'naïve' in dealing with Chinese companies.
Scams make news in China but BC officials say review of foreign investors program isn't related.
Federal Court will hear arguments Friday to determine whether unions have standing.
Immigration minister confident staff issued valid permits for Chinese temp miners in BC.
Admitting 'problems' with program, labour minister launches review but unions want more transparency.
HD Mining and province too slow pursuing longwall miner schools here say union, NDP.
Not clear how much probe will focus on illegal attempts to charge hefty fees to Chinese applicants.
BC's jobs minister worries media coverage may cause sources to clam up.
Labour demands BC gov't pull Temporary Worker Program permits for Chinese-backed mines while it probes possible illegal fee charges to workers.
'These employees don't need to pay any agent fee,' Canadian Dehua Mines president states.
Heavy fee, promise of eased immigration part of package, Tyee investigation reveals.
TYEE LIST #24: For these tasty eats, amble off the beaten restaurant path. Or make 'em at home.
Dropped run makes it harder to get to Vancouver.
Out to buy BC's Terasen, Texas pipeline firm ordered to clean up its act.
Terasen suitor's many pipelines figure in several U.S. disasters, including a very deadly one.