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Only Fantasies, Desperation and Wishful Thinking Keep Pipeline Plans Alive

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opinion

There is no waiting Asian market for oilsands crude. In fact there’s no waiting market anywhere. Read more »

By Mitchell Anderson, Yesterday

national

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Help for Students, Equal Pay and Reducing Harassment at Work

A Q&A with federal Employment and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu.

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday

news

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Government Defends Lack of Increases in Welfare, Disability Rates

Decision leaves recipients in ‘deep, deep poverty,’ says economist.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday

opinion

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Canada Is Unsustainable. So Is Everywhere Else

If we want equality — and to survive — profound change is needed.

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday

Recent Stories

news

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NDP Told to Step Up Game on the Environment

Greens patient while environmental groups say budget lacks needed action on climate change, forestry.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Feb 2018


opinion

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Why Is a Quarter of Canada’s Prison Population Indigenous?

Poverty, lack of opportunities, histories of sexual abuse — in other words, colonialism.

By Vicki Chartrand, 22 Feb 2018


news

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New Trade Agreement Just Like Old Trade Agreement, Critics Say

‘They just put two words in front of it.’

By Jeremy Nuttall, 22 Feb 2018


polls

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Tyee Poll: Are the BC Budget’s Housing Promises Enough to Address Supply and Demand?

By Tyee Staff, 21 Feb 2018


opinion

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NDP Wins with Bold BC Budget

And in the process, might be launching a seismic shift in provincial politics.

By Paul Willcocks, 21 Feb 2018


culture

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‘Black Panther’ Is a Hopeful Story of Radical Change

With no shortage of sexy suits and plenty of kicky punchy.

By Dorothy Woodend, 21 Feb 2018


news

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Government Promises Tech Workers Their Jobs Are Safe

Change in tech services provider to health authorities raises questions for 500 IT-based employees.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Feb 2018


opinion

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Armed, Dangerous and in the Classroom

A day in the life of the BC Teaching Force, 2023.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2018


news

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Child Care, Housing Funding Boosted in Budget

New tax on business to fund elimination of MSP premiums in 2020.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Feb 2018


news

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Oil Companies Should Pay For Climate Change Costs, Says Environmental Group

Auditor general’s report warns BC not meeting emissions targets or prepared for consequences.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Feb 2018


culture

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Walking Eagle News: Fake — and Funny — News With an Attitude

Creator Tim Fontaine offers a sharply comic look at Indigenous issues. Just don’t call it satire.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Feb 2018


opinion

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Don’t Give Us a Renters’ Rebate

Instead, freeze rents for four years and move toward real rent control, says tenants’ union.

By Neil Vokey, 20 Feb 2018


opinion

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Will BC Get the Bold Budget We Badly Need?

Smart tax increases could allow overdue investment and a stronger future.

By Alex Hemingway, 19 Feb 2018


news

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NDP Rallies Around Singh at First Convention

New leader signals focus on inequality in speech to delegates.

By Jeremy Nuttall, 19 Feb 2018


opinion

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Ontario — Here’s What You Can Learn from BC’s Last Election

OK, we don’t have the Conservative gong show. But the two races have a lot of big issues in common.

By Bryan Carney, 19 Feb 2018


news

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Larry Kwong: A Life that Meant Much More than One NHL Game

The Canucks honoured Kwong Saturday; his story is a window into the lives of Chinese Canadians.

By Tom Hawthorn, 19 Feb 2018


opinion

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Canada’s Chance to Save Our Oceans from Choking in Plastic

Government has pledged to push action on G7. Here’s how to do it.

By Linda Nowlan, 16 Feb 2018


news

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Big IT Deal Goes Ahead Despite NDP Campaign Pledge

But another contract is on hold while government reviews process.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Feb 2018


culture

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‘Extreme Cities,’ Climate Change and Class Warfare

Book sets out problems sharply, but fumbles on solutions.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Feb 2018


news

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A Few Words on Commenting

We value your lively, smart exchanges on our stories — but we need your help to stay out of the muck.

By Tyee Moderators, 15 Feb 2018


news

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NDP Delegates Urged to Take Tougher Stance on Israel, Palestine

Resolution at weekend convention calling for boycott of goods made in disputed territory carries political risks, say observers.

By Jeremy Nuttall, 15 Feb 2018


opinion

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Why the Oilsands Era Is Over

Carbon pricing and low energy costs spell economic doom for Alberta megaprojects.

By Ian Hussey, 15 Feb 2018


culture

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New Book a Window into the Secwépemc World

Culture and history explored in a work important for anyone interested in reconciliation.

By Jim Cooperman, 15 Feb 2018


news

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Pain, Anger, Sorrow after Boushie Verdict

Two Vancouver rallies focus on urgent need to battle racism.

By Zoë Ducklow, 14 Feb 2018


culture

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Finding a Way Out: A Valentine’s Day Book Excerpt

Writers on love and marriage.

By Jagtar Kaur Atwal, 14 Feb 2018


news

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Throne Speech Promises Action on Housing, Child Care

Government pledges to address ‘affordability,’ but offers few details.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Feb 2018


A Few Words on Commenting

We value your lively, smart exchanges on our stories — but we need your help to stay out of the muck.

By Tyee Moderators

 

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