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Stories for week starting Monday, February 19, 2018

opinion

Only Fantasies, Desperation and Wishful Thinking Keep Pipeline Plans Alive

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

By Mitchell Anderson, Yesterday


national

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


opinion

Canada Is Unsustainable. So Is Everywhere Else

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

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


news

Government Defends Lack of Increases in Welfare, Disability Rates

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

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday


news

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

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

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


opinion

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

‘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

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

Armed, Dangerous and in the Classroom

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

By Crawford Kilian, 21 Feb 2018


news

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

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

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

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

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

NDP Rallies Around Singh at First Convention

New leader signals focus on inequality in speech to delegates.

By Jeremy Nuttall, 19 Feb 2018


opinion

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

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