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A Tyee Series

Because It’s 2016: Why Can’t We Vote Online?

Canada is cold; don’t make us go outside. Third in a series on bringing government into this century.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today


Democracy Watch Wants Conflict Decision on Premier’s Fundraising Overturned

Advocacy group files petition for review by BC Supreme Court.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2016


Recalling 1980s Vancouver, When Radical Activists Took Up Arms

A Q&A with historian Eryk Martin, on the legacy of the ‘Vancouver Five.’

By Madeleine de Trenqualye, 26 Oct 2016


Eight Ways to Fix Broken Politics in Canada, Without Electoral Reform

System change won’t move non-voters and the cynical. These ideas will.

By Bill Tieleman, 25 Oct 2016


Four Harsh Truths for Canada’s Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians

A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Oct 2016


Why Trudeau Must Honour Electoral Reform Promise

Canadians want fairer elections, and proportional representation is the solution, says Fair Vote Canada.

By Kelly Carmichael, 20 Oct 2016


A Life and Death Relationship ‘Built Entirely on Trust’

Author Deborah Campbell on the riskiest journalism job you never hear about, Syrians struggling here, and more.

By David Beers, 19 Oct 2016


Start of a Friendship: Meeting My Fixer in Syria’s ‘Little Baghdad’

A slice from Deborah Campbell’s celebrated new memoir ‘A Disappearance in Damascus.’

By Deborah Campbell, 19 Oct 2016


Hurricane Matthew Deals Haiti Its Worst Blow

Time for Canada to come up with new, better ways to help devastated country.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 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, 18 Oct 2016


Just Like Santa, Kinder Morgan Is Coming to Town This December

While some players call pipeline expansion naughty, others find it very nice indeed.

By Bill Tieleman, 18 Oct 2016


Canada’s Conservative Pundits Are Too Smart for Trump, Right?

That’s what they keep telling us. Let’s do some Googling.

By David Beers, 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


Please Advise! How Big Is the Demon Factor in the US Race?

Dr. Steve reveals all about the dark one’s role in the presidential election (and mentions Satan too).

By Steve Burgess, 12 Oct 2016


Pipeline Memo Guiding Trudeau Gov’t ‘Riddled with Mistakes’

Economist Allan tells Natural Resources it was ‘dangerously misled’ four ways.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 7 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


BC Confirms Support to Expand Canada Pension Plan

Province’s approval critical to federal expansion plans moving forward.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Oct 2016


Trudeau Playing Part as China’s Patsy

PM’s openness to extradition pact, trade deal ignores dismal rights record.

By Bill Tieleman, 4 Oct 2016


Bill C-51: Less Free Speech, Undermines De-radicalization

Second in a series to help you participate in the federal consultation on national security.

By Micheal Vonn, 3 Oct 2016