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Rights + Justice


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


‘You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind’

It’s what I hear all the time from film crews interviewing me. Here’s what I wish they knew beforehand.

By Jess Housty, 11 Aug 2016


Satanic Panic and Homophobia Collide in ‘Southwest of Salem’

Four women tell stories of wrongful conviction in doc showing at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

By Frederick Blichert, 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


Meet the Crew Aboard the Fish-Farm Patrolling ‘Martin Sheen’

No ‘hippie terrorists’ here, the sailors supporting Alexandra Morton’s research mission share a passion for ocean life.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 8 Aug 2016


BC MLAs Join Top 10 Per Cent with Average Pay of $123,000

Top-ups to base salary boost income for more than two-thirds of our elected politicians.

By Paul Willcocks, 8 Aug 2016


Why Is Canada #1 in PTSD?

So long as we ignore the dubious honour, we betray those tasked with protecting us.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Aug 2016


BC Terror Trial Verdict a Scathing Indictment of RCMP Management

Mountie-manufactured bomb plot exploited hapless addicts and broke laws in hunt for ‘success’ in fighting terrorists.

By Bill Tieleman, 2 Aug 2016


Do You Consent? Four Ways to Strengthen Digital Privacy

Yay or nay? Often businesses don’t bother asking if you wish to share your online info.

By Michael Geist, 2 Aug 2016


Terrorism, the Lone Wolf and the Law

Don’t let loopy saga of Nuttall and Korody blind us to hard choices.

By Andre Gerolymatos, 1 Aug 2016


Death in Solitary

Isolated until crazed and paranoid, Chris Roy took his life. Or did we?

By Claude Adams, 1 Aug 2016


Who Slogs over Christy Clark’s Slogans?

Every photo-op has a theme on banners, signs, cards, and you pay for it.

By Bob Mackin, 1 Aug 2016


A Wake up Call to ‘Social Change’ Organizations

The stakes are huge, the timeline urgent. Who’s up to the task at hand?

By Jason Mogus, 28 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


What to Do When Anonymous Trolls Throw You Hate? Heed Leslie Jones

Like the Ghostbusters star, I too received sexist, racist screeds as a female newspaper manager.

By Jody Paterson, 20 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


Pokémon Go Brings New ‘Augmented Reality’ Legal Issues to Light

Not to mention the whole issue of trespassing. Play safe, kids.

By Michael Geist, 19 Jul 2016


'White Trash': A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold

New book shows how America's class and race attitudes were shaped in the country's earliest days.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 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


Contract Jobs, 'Flexible' Work Open Door for Employer Abuses

Group organizing to push for changes to employment laws to reflect new work reality.

By Linda Givetash, 6 Jul 2016