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By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday


Call in Special Prosecutor for Political Donations Probe, Says Watchdog

Appointment needed to ‘help prevent political interference,’ says Democracy Watch.

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Following Supreme Court Defeat, BC Gov’t Pledges $330 Million to Restore Class Sizes

NDP calls pledge ‘a court-ordered compliance announcement.’

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday

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‘Missing Richard Simmons’: What It Is, Why It Addicts

The hit podcast isn’t journalism, so why do people want it to be?

By Shannon Rupp, Yesterday

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Rafe Mair’s New Cause: Getting BC Out of Canada

‘British Columbians are not prepared to do what they’re told,’ says former MLA and famed journalist.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Mar 2017

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Vancouver, We Need a Lighter Shade of Green

Point Grey Road madness shows need for a cheaper, more collaborative approach to building the ‘Greenest City.’

By Patrick M. Condon, 24 Mar 2017


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Margolese Prize Winner Wants Homelessness No More

Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam talks housing, treaty, and LGBTQ2S+ rights in lead-up to Vancouver event.

By Katie Hyslop, 24 Mar 2017


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Think Tuberculosis Is a Thing of the Past in Canada? Think Again

Drug shortages, lack of availability mean disease remains a real threat to vulnerable communities.

By Ryan Cooper and Adam R. Houston, 24 Mar 2017


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Voters Not Sold on Clark — or NDP or Greens

Poll finds poor ratings for premier, but little confidence in competing parties’ plans.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Mar 2017


opinion

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A Blueprint For Fixing Post-Secondary Education

Finland offers lessons on making education work for students, staff and country.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Mar 2017


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Housing ‘the Largest Single Commitment’ in Morneau’s Budget

But funding falls short of homelessness needs.

By Christopher Cheung, Katie Hyslop, Stefania Seccia and Chris Wood, 22 Mar 2017


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Stay-the-Course Budget Fails to Offer Details on Infrastructure Bank

Promise of transit money, but little information to allay privatization fears.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Mar 2017


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Tucked in Budget, a $30-Million Mystery Cheque for Alberta Resource Sector

Senior public servants provided little information on the payment.

By James Munson, 22 Mar 2017


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Federal Budget Invests $2.2 Billion in Metro Van Transit, Cuts Transit Tax Credit

Funds could cover Broadway Subway, Patullo Bridge replacement and more.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Mar 2017


opinion

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BC Post-Secondary Before the Liberals — and After Them

Higher ed has changed dramatically, never more so than under Campbell and Clark.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Mar 2017


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Is Justin Trudeau Picking Your Pocket?

Critics warn infrastructure bank, privatization costly for taxpayers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Mar 2017


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Why Real Estate Developers Are Ignoring the Middle Class

And why some industry leaders worry it will come ‘back to haunt us.’

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Mar 2017


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Parents Doubt Restored Contracts Will Help Special Needs Kids

Deal to limit class size, provide support won’t be enough to meet needs, parents say.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Mar 2017


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Time to End the Capital Gains Giveaway to Canadian Homeowners?

This week’s federal budget is a chance to bring tax fairness to Canadian renters.

By Christopher Pollon, 21 Mar 2017


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‘Plenty of Work Left to Do’ on Candidate Diversity, says Weaver

‘We know this is a problem,’ leader says in response to Tyee report.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Mar 2017


opinion

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Please Advise! Which of These Blatantly Partisan Liberal Ads Did the Liberals Actually Pay For?

Not many, advises Doc Steve. And now they’ve been sued.

By Steve Burgess, 21 Mar 2017


opinion

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Clark’s Failure on Housing Affordability Big Problem for BC Liberals

House prices on the rise again despite foreign buyer tax.

By Bill Tieleman, 21 Mar 2017


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Why Does US Coal Get a Free Ride through BC?

Americans reject terminals, so Wyoming’s coal heads to Asia through the Lower Mainland.

By Ariel Ross, 20 Mar 2017


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BC Greens Lagging in Candidate Diversity

Less than one-third of candidates women, lower than Liberals, NDP.

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Mar 2017


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Canada, Not Just the NDP, Needs a Socialist Alternative

American election showed us the same old centrism just doesn’t cut it anymore.

By Cheri DiNovo, 20 Mar 2017


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Precarious Work Plagues Higher Ed, Affecting Students Too, Say Workers

At CUPE town hall, speakers describe how waning job security seeps into the classroom.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Mar 2017


opinion

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Energy Megaprojects, and How They Aim to Seduce Us

‘Rigorous’ reviews that aren’t so inclusive. Sparkling clean pipelines. Smooth sailing tankers. Don’t be fooled.

By Ian Gill, 18 Mar 2017


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BC Left Without Information and Privacy Commissioner

MLAs’ deadlock, government failure to make interim appointment leaves rights at risk, advocate says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Mar 2017


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‘The Trouble with Tracy’

A Modest Proposal to Save Canadian TV

First, kill the Cancon rules that block American ads on shows from the U.S.

By Darren Atwater, 17 Mar 2017


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Jodie Emery Quits Liberals, Says They Lied on Pot Promise

Last week’s arrest in Toronto the last straw for marijuana activist.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Mar 2017


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'Botty McBotFace'

Extra! Extra! Read All A-bot It?

As our news industry collapses, it’s time to invite the robot reporters in.

By Shannon Rupp, 17 Mar 2017


Voters Not Sold on Clark — or NDP or Greens

Poll finds poor ratings for premier, but little confidence in competing parties’ plans.

By Andrew MacLeod

 

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