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


How Can Labour Best Battle Harper?

One provincial federation sticks to the issues. Another goes right for the throat.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today


Progressives Must 'Catch up' to Win in 2015, Says Broadbent Chief

But other observers say NDP's fortunes rest on the Liberals.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 30 Mar 2015


Tensions Simmer at Bill C-51 Hearings

Activist and Tory committee member spar over anti-terrorism law.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Mar 2015


Right-wing Website Reboots to Fight Bill C-51

'I feel like we're in some kind of alternate universe,' says Free Dominion founder Connie Fournier.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Mar 2015


Harry Smith Is Coming for Stephen Harper

The 92-year-old anti-austerity campaigner, a UK sensation, sets his sights on Canada.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Mar 2015


Baked: The Case for Selling Medical Pot Brownies Heads to Supreme Court

Victoria man's case could legalize 'edible' pot.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Mar 2015


Group Seeks Injunction on Voting Law

Council of Canadians wants court to loosen ID restrictions.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Mar 2015


Can Manufacturers Get Back on Their Feet?

Economists fear sector too weakened to rebound.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Mar 2015


Politicians: Don't Mine Muslim Community to Score Points, Advocate Says

'This is not an issue that should be politicized.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 Mar 2015


Privacy Commissioner Slams Bill C-51

Canadians are 'concerned with the issue of government surveillance,' Therrien says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Mar 2015


Tory Ads Put Security Efforts at Risk

Spate of Conservative Party messages are 'counterproductive,' advocacy group says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Mar 2015


Do BC Fish Get the Shaft in Ottawa?

With a drought of West Coasters on committees, filmmaker says local concerns aren't heard.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Mar 2015


Tory Law Forces Canadians to Choose Between Liberty and Security: Mulcair

Bill C-51 won't prevent terrorism, NDP leader says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Mar 2015


Time to Retire the Seniors' Discount?

With many older Canadians better off than their kids, it might be time to end those price breaks.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Feb 2015


Can You Identify These Participants of South Korean Trade Trip?

The Tyee asked for a list of names, the feds sent us this photo.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Feb 2015


It's Misleading to Count Temporary Foreign Workers in Jobs-Created Ledger: Expert

The real job picture might not be so rosy.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Feb 2015


Anti-Terror Bill Presents a 'Bogus Choice': Mulcair

'We don't have to choose between our freedoms and our safety,' says NDP leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Feb 2015


Canada Shouldn't Model Dodgy European Austerity: Political Economist

Practise used to 'pander to the rich,' Mark Blyth says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Feb 2015


Poilievre's Promotion Worries Labour

Employment minister 'an attack dog' against working people, says union.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Feb 2015


Is Canada's Economy Stalled?

Government brags of new jobs created, but gains are overstated, says economist.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Feb 2015


Game On For Coveted East Van Riding

New Democrat stronghold draws two MLAs and a communications pro.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Feb 2015


Inside the Orwellian Launch of Tories' Anti-Terrorism Act

Locked up reporters, denied a look at the bill, revolt.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 Jan 2015


'Smoking Gun' Snowden Docs Show Gov't Spies on Canadians, Says Advocate

CSEC sifts through millions of downloaded files each day to track extremists.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Jan 2015


Sinking Oil Prices Could Push Ottawa into Deficit: Report

Study didn't look at fallout of continued price slide.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Jan 2015


Would Funding Boost Save the CBC?

NDP would bolster budget if elected, but critic says money alone isn't the problem.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Jan 2015


Will Canada Meet Its Target to Bring in 10,000 Syrian Refugees?

Canada's past record with Syria asylum-seekers raises concerns, says think tank.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Jan 2015


Should Cellphones Come With Health Warnings?

No conclusive evidence that cellphones pose risk, but MP wants warning labels.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Jan 2015


NDP Plots Final House Session, 'Ambitious' Campaign Ahead

Opposition prepares for its last chances to attack governing Conservatives before election.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Jan 2015


New Minister O'Toole Denies Cutting Ties to Veterans' Group

But voice message suggests the group change its structure.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Jan 2015


Four Ways to Better Protect Indigenous Women in Canada

Another damning human rights report highlights failures. We sought solutions.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Jan 2015


Veteran Muckrakers Write the Book on How to Access Gov't Secrets

After all, says duo McKie and Bronskill, it's 'Your Right to Know.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Jan 2015


Labour Must Rally to Defeat Harper, Says National Union Leader

In a 2015 look-ahead interview, Hassan Yussuff speaks on tough challenges ahead for Canadian workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Jan 2015


Government Censorship of Websites On the Rise: Unions

Civil servants left to their own devices to access internet.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Jan 2015


O'Toole Breaks Ranks With Veterans' Advocacy Group

New Veterans' Affairs minister tells group they're no longer stakeholders: Hill Times.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Jan 2015


Watchdog Asks Prosecutors to Reopen Robocall Investigation

Council of Canadians says the 'ringleaders' in the scandal must be caught.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Dec 2014


Wealth Gap Bigger than Canadians Imagine

Inequality crosses 'all geographies and demographics,' new study shows.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Dec 2014


New Rules Could Make it Tougher for Canadian Expats to Vote

Government say regulations will prevent 'riding shopping.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Dec 2014


Harper Rules out Crackdown on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

'We're clearly not going to do it,' PM tells Commons.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Dec 2014


Tackling Terrorism, the Alternative to Draconian Laws

Fighting extremism like battling gangs, police chief says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Dec 2014


Ottawa Eyes Hefty Fee Hikes for Access to Information Requests

Journalism professor calls proposed increase a 'tax on accountability.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Dec 2014


Should We Be Shocked When Sick Kids Opt Out of Chemotherapy?

Poor understanding of Ojibwe culture fuels misunderstanding, says law professor.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 Dec 2014


Canadians Fire Back after Chinese Diplomat Sounds Off on Canada's Visa Rules

Turns out, Beijing's rules for our workers are far tougher.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Nov 2014


Tumbler Ridge Residents Fear for Town's Future

'It's not nice' in region that brought in foreign workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Nov 2014


Medical Pot Growers Stumped by Strict Licensing Process

Frustration, panic grows as Health Canada rejects hundreds of applications.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 Nov 2014


Are Canada's Corporate Giants Re-engineering US Politics?

CN Rail and others raised millions for political parties down south in 2014.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 30 Oct 2014


Overseas Background Helped MP Keep Cool

When Randall Garrison heard gunfire in Ottawa, he knew immediately what was happening.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Oct 2014


Internet rights group predicts Tories will toughen spy bill

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Oct 2014


Canada Needs to Watch Gov't in Wake of Attacks: Security Expert

Killings in Ottawa and Quebec could be used as an excuse to monitor peaceful Canadians.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Oct 2014


Did Foreign Policy Play a Role in Ottawa Attack?

Tyee sought reaction from various commenters on today's deadly shootings.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Oct 2014


Soldier Shot on Parliament Hill, Multiple Shooters May Be Involved

Gunfire heard in Centre Block, one gunman dead.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Oct 2014


Pattern of Charity Audit Bias 'Disturbing' Says Free Speech Advocate

New Broadbent study shows Ottawa acting like Chinese gov't, says Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Oct 2014


Lawyer Offers to Help Media Fight Harper Gov't Copyright Changes

Ottawa moves to legalize use of news footage in attack ads without permission.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Oct 2014


Court Challenge Launched to Save Mail Home Delivery

Unions, seniors and those with disabilities ready to fight, but Canada Post says it has a plan.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Oct 2014


Will Child Care Ever Decisively Captivate Voters?

If not, it'll continue to plague Ottawa and elections as it has for decades, experts say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Oct 2014


Another Hong Kong Group Flails Canada's Lack of Formal Support

Tweets aren't enough says Canada-Hong Kong Link; NDP submits motion to gather testimony.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Oct 2014


Victoria McDonald's Reversed Temp Foreign Workers 'No' with a Phone Call

Documents reveal a program with poor structure and oversight, say critics.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Oct 2014


Bill Aims to Bring Stiffer Sentences to Transit Assaulters

Savagely beaten in 2006 while driving a bus in Coquitlam, Rene Bourdin welcomes the idea.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Oct 2014


Ottawa Response to Hong Kong Turmoil Underwhelms, Say Hong Kong Canadians

Supporters of a free election demand a clear position.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 30 Sep 2014


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


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


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


'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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


NDP critic calls for crackdown on 'ghost' immigration swindlers

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Feb 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 May 2013


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


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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Feb 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Dec 2012


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


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


Unions strike deal on temporary coal miner records review

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Nov 2012


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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Nov 2012


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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Nov 2012


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


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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Nov 2012


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


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


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


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


'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


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


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


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


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


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


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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Jul 2012


Interior Bus Riders Mad at Greyhound

Dropped run makes it harder to get to Vancouver.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Nov 2005


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


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