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Stories for week starting Monday, February 27, 2017


What Is Social Licence? Vancouver Panel to Debate on March 14

Our prime minister has cited its importance. So what does it actually mean?

By Tyee Staff, Today


‘Red Zones’ Set the Marginalized Up for More Trouble, Study Finds

One in five court-ordered release conditions restrict where a person can go — with harsh results.

By Stefania Seccia, Today


Ottawa Failing to Protect Fraser River Salmon from Industry, Says Richmond Councillor

Federal government accused of ignoring Cohen Commission recommendations on salmon survival.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today


Government’s Ad Spree Grabs Your Money to Promote BC Liberal Election Campaign

Auditor general, NDP have called for halt to taxpayer-funded partisan ads.

By Bill Tieleman, Yesterday


NDP Leadership Contest Up to Three Candidates

‘It’s about time’ the real race gets under way, says party veteran.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How a Company’s ‘Value-Added’ Plans Mean More Log Exports

Government policies help companies export logs and jobs to other countries. Last of two.

By Ben Parfitt, Yesterday


BC Liberals Spied on NDP Youth Meeting, Eby Charges

Government caucus researcher recorded meeting, legislature told.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday


Tyee Contributor Christopher Pollon Nominated for Social Justice Book Award

‘The Peace in Peril’ makes longlist for George Ryga Award for Social Awareness.

By Robyn Smith, 27 Feb 2017


Study Confirms Deadly Disease in BC Salmon Farms

Research identifies HSMI in farmed fish, links to widespread virus.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 27 Feb 2017


Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How the BC Government Has Sacrificed Forest Communities

Growing raw log exports mean almost 5,000 lost employment opportunities. First of two.

By Ben Parfitt, 27 Feb 2017


The BC Liberals’ Time-Bomb Budget

MSP reductions set up to avoid pre-election pain, but bad news for next year’s budget.

By Paul Willcocks, 27 Feb 2017


Trade Deal Ups Risks in Chinese Firm’s Takeover of Seniors’ Care Giant

FIPA means province could be blocked from improving care standards for residents.

By Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew, 27 Feb 2017