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Education Minister's Top Aide Made Lucrative Jump to Lobbyist During Teachers' Strike

Fassbender's aide began direct-award consulting contract days after leaving minister's office.

By Bob Mackin, Today

Victorian tent city resident Norm Ruble

'We Can Do Better': Residents, Advocates Fight for Victoria Tent City

As province aims to shut down camp in court, tenter Norm Ruble offers a different view.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday

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A Long, Desperate Search for Mental Health Services in BC

Even in crisis, many patients face long waits and lack of care, they say.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 Jun 2016

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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

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Closing Britannia Secondary Will Hit Indigenous Students Hard, Say Community Members

School with highest Aboriginal-identified population could shutter by next June.

By Katie Hyslop, 24 Jun 2016

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Christy Clark in Prince George

'Air Christy' Flights Included Learjet to Liberal Fundraiser

Taxpayers billed $6,054 for one-day trip that included photo op, radio interview and fundraising dinner.

By Bob Mackin, 24 Jun 2016


Premier Christy Clark

Citizens Tell the Premier: Ban Big Bucks, End Party Pay

Correspondence reveals an electorate unhappy with BC Libs' big-ticket fundraisers.

By Bob Mackin, 22 Jun 2016


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Health Firing Inquiry 'Adversarial, Intimidating'

Refusal to fund legal costs in ombudsperson's probe unfair, says Rebecca Warburton.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2016


Labour union president Hassan Yussuff

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


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A Tyee Series

Next Economy: Bitcoin and New Ways to Do Money

Why cryptocurrency is hot politics. Next in Tyee's series on capitalism in crisis.

By Justin Ritchie, 21 Jun 2016


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$15 Million to Build BC's 'Nashville North'? Indie Bands Have Ideas

But will they be asked? Tyee asks local musicians how they'd benefit from premier's pledged support.

By Alex de Boer, 20 Jun 2016


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'Air Christy' Bill to Taxpayers Tops $560,000

Controversial flight to give $150,000 grant for Haida Gwaii school study most costly on latest list.

By Bob Mackin, 18 Jun 2016


Unifor local president Ken Smith

Oil Sands Workers Fear Becoming Climate Change Casualties

If jobs are lost, union demands a 'Just Transition' to new opportunities.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 17 Jun 2016


Housing Minister Rich Coleman

Seven-Year Residential Tenancy Battle Shows Dispute System Is a 'Joke,' Say Tenants

In Sparwood, landowner and tenants agree on one point: BC's RTB needs to be fixed.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jun 2016


Donald Sutherland

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


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Government Manipulating Hydro Finances, Says Former Civil Servant

Richard McCandless calls on regulator to publicly probe Crown corp's books.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Jun 2016


'We Welcome Refugees'

Syrian Refugees in BC Left Without Support, MPs Told

Advocate calls for more help finding housing and starting life in Canada.

By Janice Dickson, 15 Jun 2016


Vancouver pot protestors

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


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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


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Canadians Split on Electoral Reform Referendum

New poll offers insight into how voters of various stripes feel on the issue.

By BJ Siekierski, 13 Jun 2016


Unneeded, Expensive Site C Brings Huge Costs, No Benefits: NDP Critic

Government blocked independent review that would reveal project 'a job-killing white elephant.'

By Adrian Dix

 

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