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opinion

BC Fed: To Tackle Economic Insecurity, Workers Need an NDP Government

Why BC’s labour federation is endorsing the party led by Jagmeet Singh.

By Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore, 18 Oct 2019


news

Elizabeth May on Tyee Readers’ Big Questions, a ‘Dispiriting’ Campaign and Her Approach to Minority Government

A question and answer with the Green leader.

Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2019


tyeenews

The Election, Pharmacare, and Dental Care: A Tyee Reader

You wanted to know who’s promising what on these critical issues. Here’s what we did.

Andrew MacLeod, 18 Oct 2019


news

The Water Crisis in First Nations Communities: An Election Explainer

Who’s promising what, and what really needs to happen.

By Jamin Mike and Christopher Cheung, Today


tyeenews

The Election and Electoral Reform: A Tyee Reader

You asked about the 2015 Liberal promise; we answered with who’s doing what in 2019.

Christopher Guly, Today


news

Trudeau’s Promised Indigenous Housing Strategy Still Nowhere in Sight

We spoke to Indigenous leaders and housing advocates to learn what’s at stake and what they want to hear from the parties.

Katie Hyslop, Today


news

Threats and Hate Push Veterans’ Advocate to Alert Police

Online attacks this election ‘the worst I’ve ever seen,’ says promoter of ‘Anybody but Conservatives’ campaign.

David Beers, Today


tyeenews

The Election and Tax Fairness: A Tyee Reader

You asked us to find out what parties will do to reverse Canada’s widening wealth gap. Here’s what we did.

Andrew MacLeod, Today


tyeenews

The Election and Canada’s Green Transition: A Tyee Reader

You asked us to press the parties on their plans for a smooth move to a post-carbon economy. Here’s what we did.

Geoff Dembicki, Today


opinion

Sorry, the Greens Don’t Make the Grade for this Progressive

On race, abortion, worker justice and more, they flail and miss the mark.

Saima Desai, Yesterday


opinion

For this Progressive, the Greens Speak to the Heart

I share members’ refusal to sacrifice nature for jobs.

Guy Dauncey, Yesterday


opinion

In an Election about Affordability, Why Aren’t We Talking about Low Wages?

Lower taxes aren’t the only way to help struggling Canadians. A $15 federal minimum wage would be a start.

Halena Seiferling, Yesterday


tyeenews

The Election and the Climate Crisis: A Tyee Reader

You asked us to make the climate emergency a key election issue. Here’s what we did.

Geoff Dembicki, Yesterday


analysis

Five Ways to Get that Apathetic Human in Your Life to Vote

A Tyee guide to engaging the 31 per cent.

Jesse Donaldson, Yesterday


opinion

Scheer Folly: Promised Coast-to-Coast Energy Corridor Makes No Sense

Conservatives want to make taxpayers pay for oil and gas industry’s mismanagement. And the bill could be huge.

Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


analysis

Why I Bet Andrew Scheer Won’t Be Prime Minister

It comes down to this: no one wants to (or is able to) partner with the Conservatives.

Michael Harris, 15 Oct 2019


opinion

The Ghost Election Issue We Need to Get Real about: Personal Debt

Canadians are so deep in the red it colours how we see vital issues.

Mitchell Anderson, 15 Oct 2019


news

Inside One First Nation’s Long Water Crisis

The Neskantaga have spent almost a quarter century under a boil water order. Will the election bring faster action?

Christopher Cheung, 15 Oct 2019


news

These Advocates Won’t Be Giving Up on Electoral Reform

Despite several setbacks, the issue won’t go away: ‘We are playing the long game.’

Christopher Guly, 15 Oct 2019


news

Veterans’ Group Relaunches ‘Anybody but Conservatives’ Campaign

Chair of 2015 anti-Harper effort is back with praise for Trudeau’s Liberals.

David Beers, 14 Oct 2019


news

Did Lord Byng, School District Follow Threat Assessment Rules after Racist Video?

Parents still have questions around how officials communicated with them.

Katie Hyslop, 14 Oct 2019


news

In Nanaimo-Ladysmith, an Election Race that’s Typical BC: A Four-Way Fight

A Green now holds the seat. The NDP and Liberal are scrapping hard. The Conservative wouldn’t be interviewed.

Andrew MacLeod, 14 Oct 2019


opinion

Power to the People Means Making Electricity Generation Green and Local

Fossil fuel dependence stirs up the climate and makes our energy supply increasingly vulnerable.

Mitchell Anderson, 14 Oct 2019