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Landowner Loses Fight to Sue Regulator in Fracking Case



In split decision, justices say Jessica Ernst has no right to sue over alleged Charter violations. Read more »

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Jan 2017

Recent National: Canadian Political News and Commentary

Premier Christy Clark

‘Wild West’ Political Fundraising Makes BC a Laughing Stock

How money changes everything for the worse in Clarkbekistan.

By Bill Tieleman, Today


Baby Boxes: Too Good an Idea to Adopt?

They’re premised on the idea that all kids are equal. Is ‘families first’ BC ready?

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


‘Duty to Consult’ a Cruel Joke If First Nations Can’t Handle the Load

Insider reveals hidden barrier to fair dealing with Indigenous governments about big-ticket projects.

By Alex Power, Yesterday


No, Homelessness Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

Calgary and other cities are ‘wrapping’ their citizens in help, starting with shelter. It works.

By Stefania Seccia, Yesterday


Landowner Loses Fight to Sue Regulator in Fracking Case

In split decision, justices say Jessica Ernst has no right to sue over alleged Charter violations.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Jan 2017


Trudeau Liberals Failing to Stand Up for British Columbia

On fentanyl, Kinder Morgan and Site C, MPs choosing party over constituents.

By Don Davies, 13 Jan 2017

New York skyline

Should Developers Meet Quotas for Affordable Housing Units?

‘Inclusionary zoning’ has worked in US cities, but is tricky to get right.

By Christopher Cheung, 13 Jan 2017

ILWU Canada president Rob Ashton

Maritime Workers Protest ‘Flat-Out Assault on Maritime Jobs’

Fear of privatization and federal support for trade deal prompt protests across Canada.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2017

Gitlaxt’aamiks Village Government office

My Search to Understand Freedom of the Press in Indigenous Communities

One conclusion I reached: few folks want to talk about it.

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton, 12 Jan 2017


True or False, Trump Charges Have Ruined Him

Salacious attack may be unsubstantiated, but it’s a turning point for him and US democracy.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Jan 2017


Please Advise! How Bad Will 2017 Be?

Dr. Steve’s fearless predictions on the year ahead (and they’re scary).

By Steve Burgess, 11 Jan 2017


Obama’s Top Scientist on the Climate Challenge Ahead

A Q&A with America’s longest-serving presidential science adviser, John Holdren.

By Elizabeth Kolbert, 11 Jan 2017


Trudeau’s New Man in China Bad News for Canadian Workers, Says Expert

Cabinet shuffle sends John McCallum to Beijing as ambassador.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Jan 2017


Government’s ‘Ninja Edits’ to Wikipedia Alarming, Critic Says

OpenMedia says government staff’s PR changes to online encyclopedia lack transparency.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Jan 2017


Costly, Ineffective Flu Shots Fail Again

It’s time to challenge the government and industry hype around flu vaccines.

By Bill Tieleman, 10 Jan 2017


BC First Nation Gets Active about Passive Housing

Partnership between Yale and modular building company sprouts affordable green homes.

By Katie Hyslop, 9 Jan 2017


Is This Why Liberals Killed Promise to Close Tax Loophole for Rich?

Hidden pressure from Bay Street big wigs comes to light; New Dems, tax fairness advocates pounce.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Jan 2017


‘Silence’: Typical Scorsese, with Ample Wailing

This film is a long and painful journey, so use the bathroom first.

By Dorothy Woodend, 7 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

The Dubious Legitimacy of Trump’s Presidency

It only gets worse as inauguration nears. Can American democracy recover?

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jan 2017

Liberal candidate Terry Beech

Trudeau Leaves His BC MPs Hanging by Approving Wave of Projects

Prime minister plays dangerous political game by inflaming coastal opposition, say observers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Jan 2017

Landowner Loses Fight to Sue Regulator in Fracking Case

In split decision, justices say Jessica Ernst has no right to sue over alleged Charter violations.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

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