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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


Because It’s 2016: Why Do You Still Need to Own Land to Be a Senator?

First in a series on bringing Canada’s government into this century.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today


Trudeau Has More Time for China’s Elites than Us, Rights Group Complains

Visiting billionaires club gets more political access, says the org.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Oct 2016


Electoral Deformed? Things Getting Weird on Committee Studying Reforms, Says NDP

Liberal retreat on promised new voting system would be ‘immoral,’ says MP.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Oct 2016


Tugboat Fuel Spill on BC Coast a ‘Warning,’ Says NDP MP

‘Disaster’ shows risks in Liberals’ failure to act on promised tanker ban: Nathan Cullen.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Oct 2016


Ottawa Denies Access for Chinese Workers on Table in Early Trade Talks

As government explores deal with Beijing, critics press for more information.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Oct 2016


‘Stand Up to China on Rights,’ Jan Wong Tells Trudeau

Personal popularity, family name give PM chance to push Beijing on rights and trade, says journalist.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Oct 2016


Ottawa Open to Union Call for Temp Foreign Worker Review, Says Minister

Mary Ann Mihychuk says she understands concerns in Western construction sector.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Oct 2016


MP’s Unreported Taiwan Trip Shows System Flaws, Says Watchdog

Little enforcement, weak rules on special interests paying to influence politicians, says Democracy Watch.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Oct 2016


In September, Did the Liberals Out-Harper the Conservatives?

On climate, foreign workers, and unions, Trudeau government moves this month have rankled progressives.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Sep 2016


Ottawa to Consult on Charity Rules — but Continue Audits

Environmental group asks why Liberals are continuing Harper-era crackdown.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Sep 2016


Millennials Angry over Jobs, and NDP Should Be Their Voice, Says Ashton

Labour critic, mulling leadership bid, sees party’s future in harnessing rage of young workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Sep 2016


Give Employers Faster Access to Temporary Foreign Workers, Says Ottawa Report

Review of controversial program suggests 21 changes, but critics say many favour business.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Sep 2016


Don’t Fear the Leapers! So Says NDP’s New National Director

Robert Fox, welcoming activists, signals his party is steering leftwards.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Sep 2016


May to Weaver: No Extremist Fringe Elements in Green Party

But federal party leader stands by decision to purge shadow cabinet over Weaver criticisms.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Sep 2016


Ottawa’s Positive TPP Review Lacks Independence, Says Council of Canadians

Advocacy group calls on feds to commission new assessment.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Sep 2016


Freeland’s Trade Agenda Fails Canadian Workers, Says Union

Focus on small business ignores threat of Chinese state companies, USW maintains.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Sep 2016


Privacy Advocates Fear Bill C-51 Consultations Will Be Skewed

Backgrounder on national security written to address policy concerns, not the public’s, says OpenMedia.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Sep 2016


Canadians Should Steer Clear of Foreign Political Campaigns, Says Professor

But BC lobbyist, NDP MP defend involvement in Ukraine, US.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Sep 2016


Fentanyl Crackdown Could Bring Deadlier Drugs, Says Expert

Health Canada restricts imports of materials for drug linked to overdose epidemic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 Sep 2016


Trudeau’s China Trip Sparks Fears of Bad Deal for Workers

Beijing’s trade agreement with Australia allows Chinese companies to use their own workers. Is Canada next?

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Aug 2016


New Guide Created to Combat Islamophobia in Schools

National Council of Canadian Muslims hopes resource creates more inclusive classrooms.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Aug 2016


Ottawa’s Health Care Promise Viewed Carefully by Doctors

Minister’s vow to uphold the Canada Health Act could be clearer, says physician.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Aug 2016


Site C ‘Running Roughshod’ over Indigenous Rights, Wilson-Raybould Said in 2012

Comments raise questions about government’s recent approval of permits for dam project, says NDP critic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Aug 2016


Critic Still Wary on Liberals’ Commitment to Salmon

Praise for Cohen Commission action, but doubts about commitment to restoring protection lost in Harper years.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Aug 2016


Site C a Human Rights Concern, Declares Amnesty International

In approving dam permits, Ottawa forgets its reconciliation promises, says report author.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Aug 2016


Police Failures Must Be Addressed in Missing Women’s Inquiry, Say Families

One advocate suggests separate probe into policing issues would be justified.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Aug 2016


Body Cameras for Police, Urges Ex-MP

Yatim shooting shows officers too easily skew written reports, says Goldring.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Jul 2016


Greens Slapped for Pumping Poll that Falsely Made Race Seem Tight

Method for poll claiming near tie in Victoria made it ‘meaningless’ says expert.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Jul 2016


Taiwan Group Paying for MP, MLA Junkets Has Crime Connections

Security expert says Canadians ‘naive’ in not seeing need for care in dealing with foreign lobbyists.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Jul 2016


Nuclear Safety Warnings Demand Independent Review: Mulcair

Anonymous letter listing concerns about Canadian nuclear generating stations can’t be ignored, says NDP leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Jul 2016


Canada Must Act Faster to Save Refugee Lives, Says MP

Jenny Kwan says trusting UN agencies to vet refugees would help get threatened people to safety.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Jul 2016


BC’s Delay in Formally Signing CPP Deal ‘Worrisome,’ Says NDP Critic

Deadline to ratify enhancements was July 15, but province starts consultations instead.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Jul 2016


Sunny Ways or Gloomy Days? Checking in on Liberal Promises

Gov’t coming up short on key vows to vets, TFWs, charities, say critics.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Jul 2016


Protecting Your Privacy, an Expert Guide

Tips from reporting duo McKie and Bronskill, who previously investigated how to access government secrets.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Jul 2016


Chinese Politician's Role on Teck Board Worries Watchdog

Beijing in the boardroom bad for sovereignty, says IntegrityBC's Dermod Travis.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Jul 2016


Temporary Foreign Worker Review Is Skewed, Says Alberta Labour Leader

Gil McGowan says majority of voices testifying in Ottawa want controversial program expanded.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Jul 2016


China Refusing to Recognize Canadian Citizenship of Travellers, Reports Say

NDP MP Jenny Kwan calls reports of China's visa policy 'a major shift in practice.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 30 Jun 2016


Canada Must Act to Help North Korean Refugees, NDP MP Says

Jenny Kwan says Ottawa should expedite process for those 'whose lives are at risk.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Jun 2016


Canadian Labour Leader Pledges Continued Pension Push

CPP has been expanded but needs to go further, says CLC's Hassan Yussuff.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Jun 2016


NDP Takes Another Crack at Letting Expats Vote

'It's an act of fairness' says MP behind bill that would restore voting rights to some Canadians abroad.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Jun 2016


Vancouver Councillor Bewildered by Libs' Refusal to Decriminalize Pot

Kerry Jang says argument that NDP motion would help organized crime doesn't make sense.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Jun 2016


NDP Pushes for Immediate Decriminalization of Pot

Liberal vow to legalize weed by next spring creates legal 'confusion' in meantime, says critic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Jun 2016


Canada Needs to Close Knowledge Gap on China Relations, Say Experts

Without more experts, Liberal gov't may find itself at a disadvantage.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Jun 2016


West Coast Tells Ottawa: Reject Trans Mountain Expansion

Green leader says she'll seek a judicial review of regulator’s project approval.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Jun 2016


Why China's Foreign Minister Flipped out in Ottawa Yesterday

Canada's press corps touched a nerve. Three very raw ones, actually.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Jun 2016


Shorter Campaigns Sweeter? NDP Bill Would Limit Lengths

Good idea, says advocate, and why not outlaw campaign lies, too?

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 May 2016


Harper's Shadow over Today's Conservatives

He's no hero to party members who urge a move towards the centre.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 May 2016


'Filling the Gaps' in Reporting on Ethnic Communities

New service hopes to help Canadian media go beyond superficial journalism.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 May 2016


What Sparked the Parliamentary Brawl?

Plenty of yelling, ties flying, and of course, one sharp elbow. But why?

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 May 2016


Tweaks to Electoral Reform Committee an 'Insult,' Says NDP Critic

Nathan Cullen says giving Greens and Bloc Québécois ability to file a report is nothing special.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 May 2016


Elizabeth May Vows to Find Best Voting System for Canada

But first, she'll fight for voting rights on new electoral reform committee.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 May 2016


Support for Declaration on Indigenous Rights Could Backfire, Prof Warns

First Nations' expectations high, but little information on real impact available.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 May 2016


Canada Post Review Committee Faces Quick Criticism

Ottawa already correcting 'errors' in its information on panelists.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 May 2016


Window Closing on Electoral Reform, Warns NDP's Cullen

Liberals vow committee to study issue will be struck 'soon.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 May 2016


CBC Board Member Resigns to Seek Conservative Presidency

Lateral move shows need to reform board appointments, watchdog says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Apr 2016


A Revived Northern Gateway to Oblivion for Grits?

Reverse course on controversial pipeline at your own risk, political observers warn Liberal government.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Apr 2016


Bill Honouring Indigenous Rights Gets a Do-Over

Tories killed last attempt to enshrine First Nations' rights in law. Now, a second chance.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Apr 2016


Ottawa Still Censoring Websites in Government Departments, Union Says

Civil servants left to their own devices, says Debi Daviau.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Apr 2016


BC's Top Doctor Backs Drug Overdose Amnesty Law

Bill would protect those in possession of drugs from charges when reporting overdoses.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Apr 2016


NDP Already Working to Bridge the Leap, Says MP Nathan Cullen

Behind closed doors, the party is trying to find common ground and nail the landing.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Apr 2016


Feds Can't Back Up Foreign Worker Program Changes, NDP's Ashton Says

Liberals recently allowed a seasonal exemption to federal program rules.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Apr 2016


Who Stands Where on Mulcair's Leadership?

As convention nears, a primer on what New Dems and progressives have said.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Apr 2016


Sanders Campaign Holds Lessons for Canadian Progressives

Step one: learn to fight powerful interests, says CWA political director.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Apr 2016


Can a New 'Brand' Rescue the NDP?

'Brand Command' author Alex Marland recommends a name change... and a new colour.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 Mar 2016


Outsourcing Report Spooks Ottawa's 3,000 Unionized Tech Workers

Liberal gov't needs to make intentions clear, says public service labour leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Mar 2016


Liberals' Deficit-Heavy Budget Draws Praise from Labour Leader

'Canadians understand that a country can't cut its way to prosperity,' says federal plan.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Mar 2016


Fairness of TPP Hearings Questioned by Activists

Trade minister rejects claims, insists public consultations are meaningful and inclusive.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Mar 2016


NDP Letter a View into Internal Party Struggle, Prof Says

New Dems face tough decisions ahead, regardless of whether Mulcair stays or goes.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Mar 2016


Marine Rescues Threatened by Faulty Radio System, Says Coast Guard Union

Unifor disputes BC communications centre closure, warns lives at risk.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 Mar 2016


UN Tells Canada to Clean Up Its Act on Inequality, Social Rights

Poverty advocate says country should adopt 'rights-based' approach to quality of life.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Mar 2016


Youth Vote Rise a Warning to Politicians, Says Student Leader

Advocates say environment and anti-terror law among under-34 voters' top priorities.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Mar 2016


As Feds' Media Study Begins, Critics Question Timing, Direction

Panel head Hedy Fry remains optimistic, but journalism advocate says action comes too late.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Mar 2016


European Ban on Saudi Arms Sales Bolsters Foes of Canadian Deal

Move puts pressure on government to justify $15-billion contract, says Amnesty.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Feb 2016


MP Pitches Bill Granting Amnesty to Drug Users Reporting Overdose

Fear of possession charges preventing people from calling 911, says Tri City MP.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Feb 2016


NDP Pushes Need for TPP Assessment as Deal Signed

Former trade minister explains how review could be done.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Feb 2016


Tory MP Accuses Liberals of Trying to 'Rig' Next Election

Scott Reid says electoral reform designed to hurt Conservative chances.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Feb 2016


How TPP Helps Workers Still a Mystery, Says National Union Leader

CLC 'disappointed' by trade deal decision after meetings with minister.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Jan 2016


After Harper, Tracking Tories' Stance Swaps

From Opposition bench, party sees new angle on patronage appointments, pot, missing women and more.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Jan 2016


China Kidnappings in Spotlight as Canada Mulls New Trade Deal

Advocates call Trudeau to loosen economic ties with nation under fire for rights abuses.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Jan 2016


Grand Chief to Trudeau: Reconciliation Includes Acting on Site C

Major dam deserves federal attention, opponents say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Jan 2016


Ottawa's Plan Not Good Enough for Disabled Vets, Advocate Says

Total rethink of strategy, supports needed, says former ombudsman Pat Stogran.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Jan 2016


National Energy Board to Change How Spill Response Plans Are Made Public

Critic says it'll take much more to restore faith in regulator.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Jan 2016


Liberals Extend Deadline to Donate to Syrian Refugee Matching Fund

Feds pledged to match up to $100 million; Canadians have given $12 million so far.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Jan 2016


Advocate Pitches Three Ways to Help Homeless Vets

Tom Beaver reflects on new findings that 2,250 fellow veterans regularly use shelters.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Jan 2016


TPP Overshadows Libs' Effort to Boost Small Business Exports

Critics say minor support won't do much to ease Canada's growing international trade gap.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Jan 2016


Mulcair: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Two months after the election, case for and against NDP leader simmers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Dec 2015


TPP a Gift to Plutocrats? Canada's Trade Minister Wrote the Book on Them

As journalist, Chrystia Freeland chronicled global wealth dividers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Dec 2015


Electoral Reform Could Have a Big Effect in BC, Study Finds

But political professor Maxwell Cameron recommends a go-slow approach.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Dec 2015


Five Whip-Smart Retorts to Common Anti-Refugee Arguments

Unsure how to debunk persistent myths? Take a deep breath and cite these experts.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Nov 2015


Tour to Empower Muslims in Face of Islamophobia Kicks Off

Ottawa group's effort to counter 'cardboard cutout' stereotyping and fear.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Nov 2015


As Assaults on Muslims Increase, Canada at a Crossroads

After Tory campaign and Paris attacks, 'we have to be vigilant now' says head of burnt mosque.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Nov 2015


Ottawa Should Take Back Pattison Group's Fishing Licenses, Unifor Says

Union decries Prince Rupert cannery closure, says company should provide local jobs.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Nov 2015


Food Bank Use Remains at Financial Crisis Levels: Report

Western provinces hardest hit as some users given less food.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Nov 2015


Holidays on Hold for Syrian Refugee Support Agency

One Toronto service centre is bracing for flood of new arrivals expected by January.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Nov 2015


'Today Was a Great Day': Gov't Scientists Unmuzzled

Liberal minister confirms scientists, experts 'able to speak freely' to public and media.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Nov 2015


As Ambrose Named Tory Leader, a Tale of Two Caucus Meetings

Government signals open door policy while Opposition keeps theirs shut.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Nov 2015


New Aboriginal Minister 'Encouraging' Choice for Fisheries, Advocate Says

Salmon defenders hope MP Hunter Tootoo inspires a 'seismic shift' in attitudes.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Nov 2015


Meet Five Rookie Women MPs Who Are Plenty Qualified for Cabinet

Think appointments should be based on merit? Fine, let's review.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Nov 2015


Tories Punished for Failing to Grasp BC's Issues, Observers Say

Backlash can be ferocious in a province that tends to ride populist waves.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Nov 2015


Dan Albas Pitches for a Sunnier Conservative Party

Re-elected Tory MP: 'We need to present a positive option.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Oct 2015


Libs Need Clearer Energy Security Plan, Says 'After the Sands' Author

Increased oil patch ownership can help Canada meet emissions goals, says Gordon Laxer.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Oct 2015


It Wasn't the Night New Democrats Hoped For

In Montreal, a subdued Mulcair says party will keep pressing NDP values.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Oct 2015


Canada Should 'Get Tough' on Political Crimes, Say Watchdogs

Four needed crackdowns, starting with illegal surveillance and electoral crime.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Oct 2015


Civil Service Infected by Culture of Intimidation, Say Former Top Bureaucrats

Kevin Page and Linda Keen say their experiences show need for reform.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Oct 2015


Remember the Temporary Foreign Worker Scandal? It's Back

Tories, say critics, just use other ways to give tens of thousands of jobs to foreign temps.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Oct 2015


Harper Holds Another Unpublicized, Exclusive Media Conference

Thursday morning event not mentioned in usual list of campaign stops.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Oct 2015


Feds Using Old, Inaccurate Data to Set Temporary Foreign Worker Wages

Sketchy stats driving down Canadian pay rates, says Alberta labour fed.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Oct 2015


TPP No Boon to Public Purse, Says Taxpayer Group

Deal's dairy concessions and drug patent terms will deplete coffers, says Dennis Howlett.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Oct 2015


To Strategically Withdraw or Not? Two Greens Muse

Faced with voter requests to pull out of the race, two candidates take different stances.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Sep 2015


Want New Temporary Foreign Worker Data? Pay Up, Feds Say

Government vowed to post info each quarter, now says it costs cash.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Sep 2015


Harper Races Against Cracks Eroding His Base

Citizen spying, scandals, recession and other beefs peel off former loyalists.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Sep 2015


Three Economic Risks Now Backfiring on Tories

Listen for mention of these fiscal missteps during tonight's election debate.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Sep 2015


Federal Surplus Comes with Social Costs, Critics Say

Number of government departments 'lapsing' budgets up from 10 years ago: CCPA.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Sep 2015


The Life Alan Kurdi Would Have Lived in Canada

Coquitlam, BC, is no stranger to refugees who thrive. Nor to me. I grew up nearby.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Sep 2015


As Aylan's Story Unfolds, a Look at Canada's Syrian Refugee Promises

Several pledges made, but government hasn't been forthcoming on progress.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Sep 2015


It's a Recession: Now, Who's Hurting and Where?

We asked economists from coast to coast to see how Canada is weathering the storm.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Sep 2015


Poll Shows Treatment of Vets Could Hurt Tory Base

Insights West finds one-third of Conservative voters considering other party.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Aug 2015


Kenney Touts Tory Immigration Record at Conference for Chinese Media Only

Some statements made by former minister at exclusive meeting may be oversold, prof says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Aug 2015


Tougher Immigration Rules Test Conservative Support in Chinese Community

Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking talk show callers divided when it comes to Tories, hosts say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Aug 2015


Possible Saviour of Canadian Democracy? Independents

Sheldon Clare is fed up with the political system. While running solo, he's definitely not alone.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Aug 2015


What's with Tories' 'Career Politician' Smear?

Party sticks Mulcair with label, but how many of its MPs fit the bill?

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Aug 2015


Vets Shut Out as Part of Harper's Divide and Conquer Strategy, Critics Say

Access to PM seems to depend on agreement with Tory policies: NDP.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Aug 2015


Vets Shut Out of Harper Event at Legion Hall

Battle trauma advocate: 'I just wanted to ask him one thing about holistic care.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Aug 2015


Covering the 'Great Wall of Harper Campaign'

After a stint in Beijing's state media, reporting on Conservatives is déjà vu.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Aug 2015


Former PCs Aim to Oust Conservatives Via Vote Siphoning

Unhappy with Harper, 'Progressive Canadian Party' targets sensitive ridings to help Libs, NDP.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Aug 2015


NDP's Proposal for a Federal Minimum Wage, Explained

Who would benefit? Who's opposed? And more questions answered.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 Aug 2015


Tap into Struggling Workers' Anger to Win, Harry Smith Tells NDP

Path to victory includes those who need the most help, says 92-year-old austerity opponent.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Aug 2015


Farmers Could Sour on Tories over TPP Dairy Battle

Ron Versteeg waits to hear how major trade deal will impact his industry.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 Aug 2015


Unifor Report Slams Harper's Economic Performance

2008 downturn no excuse for harmful policy, says union economist.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 Jul 2015


Citizens Group to Launch Private Prosecution over Robocalls

Democracy Watch says if federal authorities won't seek action, it will.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Jul 2015


With Pre-election Child Benefit Blitz, Harper Defies Own Thesis

PM once theorized that 'electoral budgeting' could hurt sitting governments.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Jul 2015


Canada's Surplus Sucked Dry by Economic Slowdown: Report

Red is the new black, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Jul 2015


Reporter's Notebook: Understanding Tories' Two-Faced Relationship with Media

MP Wai Young says she doesn't read the news. Her party's actions tell another story.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Jul 2015


Conservative MP Repents for Part of C-51 Sermon

Meanwhile, experts object to Wai Young likening Tory resolve to that of Jesus.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Jul 2015


Will Fixed Election Date Hurt Canada's Economy? This Economist Thinks So

On verge of recession, campaign might steamroll stimulus.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Jul 2015


Dismay Voiced by Firebrands Who Helped Put Harper in Power

Reform party stalwarts wonder what happened to ideals of their populist revolt.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Jul 2015


Foreign Temp Worker Approvals Plummet

Labour leaders say figures mislead as new routes open to hire foreigners.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Jul 2015


Italian Search and Rescue Plane Wrong for BC: Expert

Feds ignore more agile craft fitting province's terrain -- and built in Victoria.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Jul 2015


Anatomy of a Stephen Harper Photo Op

You pay for them. Lots of them. Here's an inside look at what went on at BCIT.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Jun 2015


HarperPAC Is Dead. What Was that About?

Tories look like Keystone Kops, but policing election cash is a must, say democracy watchdogs.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Jun 2015


Religious Freedom Ambassador Won't Address Niqab Issue

Publicly funded office focuses on serious infractions abroad, program head tells NDP.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Jun 2015


Veteran Sports Broadcaster Takes on Sitting Tory in Saskatoon

High-profile CTV personality Kevin Waugh will fight for Conservative nomination.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Jun 2015


Liberal Plan a Tough Sell for C-51 Haters

Transparency, charity promises don't outweigh anti-terror law concerns, say opponents.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Jun 2015


For Ottawa Family, Edible Cannabis Ruling a Welcome Reprieve

Seven-year-old's rare seizure treatment now recognized under the law.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Jun 2015


Kill C-51 or Risk a Fractured Base, Right-wingers Tell Tories

In open letter, opponents of Anti-Terrorism Act say bill will erode support.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Jun 2015


MacKay 'Bailing' as Conservative Fortunes Wane, Political Analyst Says

Longtime Tory MP says he is resigning to spend more time with family.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 May 2015


NDP Urges Feds to Expand Northern Food Subsidies

'This is a systemic issue,' says MP Ashton of grocery costs in Canada's north.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 May 2015


New Poll Shows NDP Dominance on BC Coast

'Key, hot-button, emotional election issues' turning voter tide, posits Dogwood's Nagata.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 May 2015


Economist Withdraws from Trans Mountain Review, Calling It 'Rigged'

Robyn Allan no longer involved in NEB review of Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 May 2015


Korean Steel Giant Pitching BC Mine Caught in Criminal Probe

Who's vetting the foreign companies, critics ask.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 May 2015


Ottawa Delays Data on Foreign Workers

Counting numbers isn't 'rocket science,' says NDP critic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 May 2015


New Swagger in Federal NDP after Decisive Alberta Win

'I haven't seen the Conservatives look this glum in a long time,' says NDP MP Don Davies.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 May 2015


Alberta Stunner Shows NDP Ground Efforts Working, Spokesman Says

'It provides a lot of hope for the year to come,' George Soule says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 May 2015


Did Duffy Break Rules by Contacting Enbridge?

The Tyee offers a lobby primer from a federal lawyer.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 May 2015


Watchdog Group Wants Audit of Taxpayer-Funded Ads

'It's false advertising,' says Democracy Watch.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Apr 2015


Unions Brace for Battle Over Sick Days

Tory plan to 'modernize' system won't save money, public-sector unions say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Apr 2015


Harper's Pre-Election Budget Delivers Surplus, But Few Jobs

Best ideas lifted from NDP, says Mulcair.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Apr 2015


Parliament No Place to Shovel Duffy Dirt, Speaker Implies

'The issue of taxpayer's money is government business,' retorts NDP's Angus.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Apr 2015


India-Canada Treaty Critics Team Up to Fight

Latest investment deal puts foreign companies before democracy, says Council of Canadians.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Apr 2015


Tax Evasion Convictions Plummet, But Are There Fewer Tax Cheats?

Critics say federal cutbacks have hobbled investigators.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Apr 2015


Canada Spent $735,000 Searching for Foreign Workers Overseas

Federal efforts to find labour abroad give companies a free ride, recruiter says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Apr 2015


DFO Pitch to Expand Salmon Fishery Puts Endangered Stocks at Risk

'They should be scaling back,' says watchdog group.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Apr 2015


How Can Labour Best Battle Harper?

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

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 Apr 2015


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


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