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The Real Reason You Can’t Afford a Home

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A seismic shift in the global financial system is driving Vancouver’s soaring housing costs. Read more »

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Feb 2017

Recent National: Canadian Political News and Commentary

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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


MPs Charlie Angus, Guy Caron and Julian Peter

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


China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi

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


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Why the Left Coast May Be Writing off Justin Trudeau

British Columbians fell hard for ‘sunny ways.’ For some now, the betrayal cuts deep.

By Michael Harris, 25 Feb 2017


NDP leadership candidate Peter Julian

From the Shop Floor to Parliament Hill: Peter Julian Makes NDP Leadership Case

Former house leader speaks to The Tyee about his goals for the party.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Feb 2017


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Refugees: Ready or Not, Here They Come

In the midst of huge global displacement, the real question is how we welcome them.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Feb 2017


Debi Daviau

Scientists’ Union, Famed Whistleblower Fight for Better Whistleblower Protections

Current laws ‘not strong enough and don’t go far enough,’ says union’s Debi Daviau.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Feb 2017


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Where Have America’s Real Conservatives Gone?

The ones who valued moral propriety, rigorous policy, public decency — and not grabbing women?

By Mitchell Anderson, 20 Feb 2017


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The Documentaries Are Getting Angry

Films like ‘Angry Inuk’ are sharp, fierce manifestos, proving film’s power to slash new trails in the darkness.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Feb 2017


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Senator Larry Campbell Vows Push to Legalize Opioids

Campbell says he’s prepared to do ‘heavy lifting’ on prescription bill as fentanyl ravages BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Feb 2017


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To Fund Canadian Content, Don’t Tax the Internet, Tax Foreign Companies!

Like Netflix, for one. It would be more fair.

By David Christopher, 18 Feb 2017


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A Future No One Could Have Believed

Or how pitching an editor on a Donald Trump sci-fi thriller in 1987 would have ended badly.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Feb 2017


Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean: Laughter, Tears and the Soul of Our Country

Storyteller touched millions, and made Canada a better place, and us a better people.

By Jim Sinclair, 16 Feb 2017


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Legal Challenge to Force Electoral Reform Winning Support, Say Organizers

Fair Voting BC says fundraising campaign has reached $63,000 in first week.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Feb 2017


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trudeau’s Lost Opportunity to Build a Better Democracy

Proportional representation not perfect, but cynical broken promise much worse.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Feb 2017


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Should Old Rental Buildings Be Saved — or Sacrificed?

A building boom decades ago is still housing half of Canada’s tenants. But time is running out on a generation of apartment buildings.

By Christopher Cheung, 14 Feb 2017


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Six More Broken Liberal Promises

Maybe you thought it was just electoral reform? Looking back at 500 days of governance.

By James Wilt, 14 Feb 2017


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Alberta’s Growing $30-Billion Liability: Inactive Wells

Compared to other jurisdictions, province lets oil firms off the hook when it comes to cleaning up.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Feb 2017


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Secrecy Surrounds Watchdog’s Review of Trudeau’s Fundraisers

Office cites legislation that bars comments on investigations.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Feb 2017


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In Times of Grim Headlines, Read as Our Bad News Forebears Did

They turned to Agatha Christie in a time of global misery and creeping authoritarianism. Now I see why.

By Shannon Rupp, 11 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

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