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Actually, Christy Clark, More Money Would Improve BC Education

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In saying students are doing fine at current levels, you ignore struggling teachers and parents subsidizing schools. Read more »

By Crawford Kilian, Today



Housing, Jobs, Political Donations Spark BC Election Debate Battles

Weaver takes larger role as leaders face off for second time.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today



Please Advise! Who Won the TV Debate? And Does It Matter?

Tyee’s spin doctor on the squabbles, whines, and the ‘knockout blows’ that, well, Donald Trump, so...

By Steve Burgess, Today



Why I’m Voting Green This Election

Fed up with Blue and Orange ‘partyocracy,’ I’m choosing real change.

By Tom Read, Today

Recent Stories



Tyee Poll: What Issue Needs to Be a Higher Priority This BC Election Cycle?

Leaders are fond of sound bites on key issues, but what’s missing from the debate?

By Tyee Staff, Today


Oil well

Canada’s Methane Leakage Massively Under-reported, Studies Find

New data shows ‘fracking and LNG industry is a much dirtier industry than it is made out to be.’

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


Flushing, Queens

Tyee Story on ‘Ethnoburbs’ Nominated for National Award

Christopher Cheung’s dive into changing suburbs up for best short feature.

By Tyee Staff, Today



Adult Education Cuts a ‘Social Justice Crisis’

Critics say proposal to close Vancouver centres latest move to reduce access to education; NDP and Greens vow to restore funding.

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday



BC Watchdog Publishes Ebook Detailing Political Donation Gravy Train

Where do those tens of millions in donations to BC Liberals come from? Dermod Travis sheds some light.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


Yvonne Tupper of the Salteau First Nation

Site C Threatens Treaty Rights, Way of Life, Say Some First Nations

Lots of meetings on Site C, but some Treaty 8 First Nations call consultation a sham.

By Zoë Ducklow, Yesterday


Andrew Sakamoto, executive director of BC’s Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre

The Residential Tenancy Act Isn’t Helping Landlords or Tenants

In fact, advocates in both camps agree: loopholes and underfunding hurt everyone.

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday



Tyee Readers Think Horgan Won the Last Debate, Despite Reservations about ‘Constant Interrupting’

Readers share reflections as another debate looms.

By Sharon J. Riley, Yesterday



‘I’m with Herb’… Not Her? North Coast Liberal Stresses that He Is Not Christy Clark

At candidates’ debate, Herb Pond reminds voters his party’s leader ‘is not on the ballot.’ He is.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Apr 2017



The Housing Crisis: You Are Invited to a Candidates’ Debate Wednesday

Come hear the parties defend their positions at 5 p.m. at Robson Square.

By Tyee Staff, 25 Apr 2017



Not Easy Being Green? Examining the Party’s Contradictions

From lack of ‘concern’ about Liberal re-election to campaign finance, I ask them the tough questions.

By Bill Tieleman, 25 Apr 2017


Premier Christy Clark

Fact Check: To Whom Is BC Paying Interest on Its Ballooning Debt?

Okay, this one’s wonky. But it keys off a Clark talking point we’ve heard more than once.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Apr 2017



Every Party Promises Jobs, but What Kind of Jobs?

Quality over quantity, says SFU prof Peter Hall, noting job ‘is a very slippery word.’

By Rachel Sanders, 25 Apr 2017


Gary Cohn, director of the White House’s National Economic Council

LNG Exports Pose a Threat to Domestic Jobs, Warn US Manufacturers

Meanwhile, Australia rattled by its LNG-triggered energy crisis.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 25 Apr 2017



BC Belongs to Resource Companies, and Clark’s the Paid Caretaker

In her province, big money turns real people who care about real issues like the environment into ‘militant climate crusaders.’

By Michael Harris, 24 Apr 2017



A ‘Priority Lane’ for New Affordable Housing?

Based on other cities’ experience, it could cut the time it takes to open doors in Vancouver by more than half.

By Christopher Cheung, 24 Apr 2017



Can We Still Trust Polls?

Despite giant miss in 2013, BC pollsters argue results can be believed.

By Brent Holmes, 24 Apr 2017



‘If You’re Not Going to Reduce Poverty When You Have a Strong Economy, When Are You Going to Do It?’

BC can learn from Newfoundland’s efforts, says advocate.

By Katie Hyslop, 24 Apr 2017



A Citizen Takes on BC’s ‘Wild West’ Campaign Financing

Grassroots online initiative encourages public to tell politicians unlimited contributions must end now.

By Joanne Pearce, 22 Apr 2017



Lessons for Canada from Hunt for Lost Jungle City

Gripping book about search for fabled ‘White City’ sheds light on why civilizations die.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Apr 2017



Horgan Town Hall Turns Deeply Personal When Father Asks about Overdose Deaths

‘We had 914 human beings die last year from drug overdose. My child was one of them.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Apr 2017



BC Liberal Candidate Declares Support for ‘Certain Extent’ of Health Care Privatization

Linda Reimer’s comments caused a stir at Port Moody debate.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Apr 2017


Carnegie Community Centre

Six Ways to End Homelessness in BC

A plan and a commitment can go a long way to lessen the crisis on the streets. Last in a series.

By Stefania Seccia, 21 Apr 2017


‘Upaved Lot’ by Greg Girard

‘I Did Feel Vancouver Was a Sad Town’

Greg Girard, brilliant documenter of China’s rise, talks about 1970s Vancouver, the subject of his new photo book and exhibit.

By David Campany, 21 Apr 2017



What’s in Store for the Next Two Generations of BC School Kids?

Robots, rising seas and more seniors, oh my.

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Apr 2017



Fact Check: Does BC Really Have Canada’s ‘Lowest Middle Classes Taxes?’

Sorry, Christy Clark. Government’s own budget docs don’t back you up.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Apr 2017

Site C Threatens Treaty Rights, Way of Life, Say Some First Nations

Lots of meetings on Site C, but some Treaty 8 First Nations call consultation a sham.

By Zoë Ducklow


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