Paul Willcocks is a journalist and former publisher of newspapers, and now an editor with The Tyee.
Stories by Paul Willcocks
When 76 per cent of citizens believe government is bought and paid for, it’s time for change.
Privatization, lack of investment and broken promises costly.
MSP reductions set up to avoid pre-election pain, but bad news for next year’s budget.
It’s time to make the treatment of kids in care a key election issue.
If participants aren’t buying special treatment, there’s no reason not to end the practice.
Canada is supposed to have tough gun laws.
‘Premier Poverty’ working for the rich while inequality grows, says president.
It can make a difference. And you can support it, right here in BC.
The lessons citizens, parties and media need to learn from Trump’s victory.
Information inequality a rising threat as traditional media fails and costly alternatives thrive.
Public ownership of Vancouver Island’s E&N has produced rusting tracks and disappointment.
Victoria’s Gorge waterway, once a dumping ground, takes on renewed life.
BC’s brief commitment to action ends with launch of ‘leadership plan’ that rejects expert panel’s advice.
On Sept. 1, a tiny increase coupled with bus pass clawbacks will shame us all.
Top-ups to base salary boost income for more than two-thirds of our elected politicians.
Latest debt-shedding move gives citizens the chance to press for a different future for Canada's papers.
BC minister's proposal for Vancouver is dumb, cynical, and silly -- for at least five reasons.
Both research and BC experience support NDP's plan to boost it over four years.
Okay, all workers should care. But for the next gen, this pension upgrade was long overdue.
It's hard to think of a single reason why we subsidize private schools while stiffing our public system.
Columnist's cut-and-paste journalism draws lame response from management.
For young workers, Solidarity Forever needs a new chorus. Here's one way.
Unfairness grows in BC's tax system, with families paying more and businesses less.
And no one's coming to the rescue. Let's talk about what comes next.
In that case you're denied supports others in exactly the same financial situations get. Why?
Little Kienan Hiebert's kidnapping was a gripping story. But so was his kidnapper's life.
Info and privacy watchdog's scathing report is about much more than openness.
When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know.
Politicians are tightly managed in 2015. So why tag along like it's 1984?
Furlong's 'nightmare' is over, but students' accusations were never tested.
Province has 'lost the plot' on important file.
Columnist's athlete admission shows favourable coverage -- not good reporting.
Reinvention, even survival, of local dailies seems less likely with each quarterly report.
Province's perversely parallel goal: raise amount each 'player' loses.
Not judgmentally or uncritically, but wisely, on how giving can produce the greatest impact.
Because nobody else, not corporations, unions nor the public, believes it.
The constable failed his kid, but here's how BC fails thousands more.