Rights + Justice


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, Today


Fostering Change: Cabaret Promotes Support for Youth 'Aging Out' of Care

Vancouver celebs share stories tonight to highlight need to help former children in care.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Jun 2016


The European Union and the Misery of Bigness

Brexit voters should recognize Leopold Kohr's belief that large institutions concentrate power and ignore local needs.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Jun 2016


Health Firing Inquiry 'Adversarial, Intimidating'

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

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jun 2016


Cholera in Haiti: A True-Crime Medical Thriller

Book exposes international effort to hide the truth -- UN camp was responsible for outbreak that has killed thousands.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jun 2016


Court's Ban on Some Set-Top Boxes Threat to Innovation

Ruling tips balance with injunction blocking disruptive technology with both legal and illegal uses.

By Michael Geist, 21 Jun 2016


Meet the Olympians Without Nations

This first-ever team of refugees will compete in the Rio 2016 Games.

By Christopher Zumski Finke, 20 Jun 2016


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 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


Fixing Surveillance Starts with Spy Agencies Coming Clean

Full airing of practices needed in wake of privacy breaches, metadata sharing.

By Michael Geist, 14 Jun 2016


On Orlando: Why Silence Still Equals Death

Sunday's killings a painful reminder of how all forms of marginalization and dehumanization are connected.

By Tom Kertes, 14 Jun 2016


A Tyee Series

'Aging Out' of Foster Care Needn't Be Traumatic, Youth Say

The hard part is getting government to meet its own best practices across BC. First of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 7 Jun 2016


Immigrants Undaunted in Return to Fire-ravaged Fort Mac

Homes gone, jobs uncertain -- but determination to build a new life lives on.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 6 Jun 2016


BC Lags in Making Hydro Affordable for Poor: Expert

Many places in North America already reduce rates for strapped low-income users.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jun 2016


Asbestos Threats to Health Rise as Demolitions Skyrocket

BC doubles inspectors; industry urges mandatory licencing for removers.

By João Vitor Corrêa and Luiz Lopes, 4 Jun 2016


Indigenomics, and Why the Time Is Right

Carol Anne Hilton on the concept she invented to pull Canada into a better future.

By Megan Devlin, 3 Jun 2016


Sorry, Gov't Still Secretly Grabbing Your Private Info

Despite reforms, law agencies, telecoms keep ducking transparency.

By Michael Geist, 31 May 2016


Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

MP who helped draft document says no need to fear 'extreme' statements -- but no dodging obligations either.

By Romeo Saganash, 28 May 2016


Inside the LEDlab

Operating in the Downtown Eastside, the project's aims are engaging and empowering.

By Christopher Cheung, 27 May 2016


Tyee's Andrew MacLeod Wins Social Justice Award

Honours for 'A Better Place on Earth,' chronicling stark BC inequality.

By Robyn Smith, 26 May 2016