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Education Minister Mike Bernier

Why Is Government Increasing Funding for Private Special Needs Schools?

Increases renew debate on support for special needs kids in public system.

By Katie Hyslop, Today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Four Harsh Truths for Canada’s Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians

A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


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, Yesterday


BC NDP Vows $10-a-Day Child Care: ‘It Pays for Itself Over Time’

Horgan makes election pledge, declines to offer details on timeline, cost.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2016


One Simple Idea to Stop ‘Renovictions’

Let the original tenants come home — at their old rent.

By Christopher Pollon, 19 Oct 2016

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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

SFU economist Marvin Shaffer

Widened Support for Foster Kids Exiting Care Welcome, but Much More Needed: Critic

BC extends program for some youth who ‘age out.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2016

Education Minister Mike Bernier

‘Devastating’ if Provincial Trustee Closes Schools, Critics Say after VSB Firing

Education minister’s decision to axe school board raises fears.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 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


The Future Is Cities. Can Countries Adapt?

UN conference born in Vancouver draws thousands to Ecuador to take another run at creating a ‘right to the city.’

By Christopher Cheung, 17 Oct 2016

Alexandra Morton

Alexandra Morton Sues DFO for Allegedly Failing to Protect Wild Salmon

Lack of measures to prevent transfer of deadly disease from farmed fish breaks law, suit charges.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Oct 2016


BC Child Welfare Workers, Citing High Caseloads, Rally to Back Union Bid

Fraser Valley aboriginal society stalling drive, workers complain.

By Linda Givetash, 15 Oct 2016


As Shelters Overflow, Vancouver Sweeps Out Homeless Campers

City swept tents from Oppenheimer Park as storms closed in and emergency shelters reported they were full.

By Stefania Seccia, 14 Oct 2016


Premier’s Promise of Mining Bonanza Not Quite Fulfilled, NDP Says

Clark vowed ‘eight new mines in operation by 2015.’ Success? Depends on how you count.

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Oct 2016


Calgary Mayor Slams Protesters Who ‘Demonized’ Alberta Oil

Naheed Nenshi wonders why province’s pipelines ‘bear all the sins of the carbon economy.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Oct 2016

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‘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

Foreign workers progam, Okanagan

Caravan Seeks New Deal for Foreign Farm Workers

Harvesting Freedom march marks 50th anniversary of Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.

By Sophia Reuss, 13 Oct 2016


Life Skills Program for Former Foster Kids Seeks Boost

Seven years in the making, life skills “apprenticeship” program for young women needs $75k to succeed.

By Katie Hyslop, 12 Oct 2016

Kinder Morgan protestor

Citizens Need Protection From SLAPP Suits, Says BCCLA

Companies, government using costly lawsuits to silence critics, say legal experts.

By Judith Lavoie, 11 Oct 2016


At-Risk Frogs, Owls May Be Harmed by George Massey Tunnel Replacement

Environmental assessment application for the project closed on Oct. 3.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Oct 2016

Memo to Trudeau: CBC Earns Our Tax Money, Corporate Media Does Not

Fake news, and more reasons to ignore lobbyists pounding on your door.

By Shannon Rupp

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