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BC’s Parties Mum on What They Know About You

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Liberals gave partial response, NDP and Greens offered nothing when questioned about individual information they hold under privacy laws. Read more »

By Andrew MacLeod, Today

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Five Things Horgan Should Have Done About Site C

Former Hydro CEO says government should have killed dam and launched major energy reform.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today

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BC Falling Behind on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Without serious action, we’ll miss our 2020 targets.

By Judith Lavoie, Today

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The Ethnic Cleansing of America

Trump’s plan to deport 330,000 people a disaster for them, their home countries and the US.

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday

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How Evangelical Women Took Over the Sex Work Debate

‘Sensationalist’ campaigns trample on rights of workers.

By Carly Daniel-Hughes, Yesterday


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NAFTA’s Death Would Be Cheered by Working Canadians, Says Union Leader

Jerry Dias says deal hurt working class and its failure would be a boost for Trudeau.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


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Tyee Poll: How Best Did Mayor Gregor Green Vancouver?

By Tyee Staff, 12 Jan 2018


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Experts Weigh In On Five Arguments Against a $15 Minimum Wage

Despite rhetoric, a closer look at debate shows little to fear from wage increase for lowest paid.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Jan 2018


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A Reassuring Movie for Unresolved Times

The Post is a stirring but conventional film depicting a universe far removed from our present cultural confusion.

By Dorothy Woodend, 12 Jan 2018


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We Interrupt This Stereotype

New book looks at Indigenous media that’s remaking Canada’s whitewashed view of history.

By Katie Hyslop, 12 Jan 2018


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DFO’s Plan to Gut Rules Protecting Wild Salmon from Fish Farm Disease

Part two of a series. After court losses, federal government has new strategy to protect industry.

By Damien Gillis, 11 Jan 2018


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Health Canada’s Plan to Make Your Prescription Drugs Less Safe

Government wants Big Pharma to pay for drug approvals — but public interest will suffer.

By Joel Lexchin, 11 Jan 2018


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Loblaws Skates on Price-fixing, Tried to Send Homeless Man to Jail

Canada’s justice system nods to the powerful while treating poor people like criminals.

By Michael Spratt, 11 Jan 2018


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Gregor Robertson Not Seeking Re-election for Vancouver Mayor

Just four months after announcing he would run, Vision Vancouver incumbent bows out of fall municipal elections

By Katie Hyslop, 10 Jan 2018


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De Jong Campaign Rejected Controversial Online Company Over ‘Moral Lens’

‘I just didn’t feel comfortable,’ campaign’s strategist says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jan 2018


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Inside DFO’s Battle to Downplay a Deadly Farmed Salmon Disease

Part one of a series. Provincial lab played key role in denying existence of HSMI in BC.

By Damien Gillis, 10 Jan 2018


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Requiem for a Welterweight: 24 Hours a ‘Scrappy Little Paper’ — Until It Hit the Canvas

Looking back at the 12 years of Vancouver’s feisty free upstart.

By Bill Tieleman, 10 Jan 2018


opinion

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Andrew, Don’t Give up on Electoral Reform

Former BC Green deputy leader argues party boss needs to get serious about proportional representation.

By Matt Toner, 10 Jan 2018


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Stone Leadership Campaign Hired Online Company That Helped Win Brexit

AggregateIQ under investigation for use of ‘data analytics for political purposes.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jan 2018


opinion

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The Iron Law, Or What Every Politician Should Know About Megaprojects

Cost overruns, delays and broken promises almost certain, says researcher.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 9 Jan 2018


culture

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Fire and Fury: A Bad Book About a Worse President

Exposé relies on a Trumpian approach in which facts don’t matter.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Jan 2018


news

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Money Not Key to Sunshine Coast Election, Says Mayor

‘Change in direction’ the reason for win against heavily outspent opponent.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jan 2018


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Canadian Pot Industry to Benefit from US Uncertainty

Owners of marijuana-based operations say US backpedalling on legalization will make Canada more appetizing for industry.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Jan 2018


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Opioid Crisis More Evidence That Neoliberalism Kills

Austerity, inequality and despair drive a second year of declining US life expectancy.

By David Climenhaga, 8 Jan 2018


culture

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America’s Fractures Go Back to the Beginning

A new book argues the American Revolution was in fact a violent civil war that created lasting wounds.

By Crawford Kilian, 8 Jan 2018


mediacheck

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Media Got the Minimum Wage Story Wrong

Stories about projected job losses rely on outdated economics and ignore substantial expected benefits for workers.

By Michal Rozworski, 5 Jan 2018


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Tyee Poll: Should Food Security Be a Government Responsibility?

By Tyee Staff, 5 Jan 2018


news

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Time to Scrap the Home Owner Grant?

Economist argues huge cost for program would be better spent on efforts targeting housing affordability.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Jan 2018


opinion

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Please Advise: Will 2018 See the End of President Trump?

Alas, despite scandal and scorn, Republicans will stand by their man.

By Steve Burgess, 5 Jan 2018


culture

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Remembering Old-Time Hockey’s Great Ambassador

Johnny Bower’s legendary career started with an army team in war-time Vernon and included a stint with the original Canucks.

By Tom Hawthorn, 5 Jan 2018


How to Fight Site C

Six ways citizens can sway the government to reverse a disastrous decision.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

 

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