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In This Series

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Margaret Atwood Is a Tyee Builder

She's Canada's queen of literature, libraries, and tweets -- join her as a Builder, and you can snag a signed book. What hooks Atwood? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 16 Apr 2012


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Lawrence Martin Is a Tyee Builder

He's a best-selling author and the journalist 'Tories love to hate'. Join him as a Builder and you can have a signed copy of his latest book. What hooks him? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 16 Apr 2012


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Naomi Klein Is a Tyee Builder

This Builder's sold millions of books and annoyed the heck out of Big Business. Find out what hooks her and why she supports The Tyee.

By Tyee Staff, 17 Apr 2012


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Douglas Coupland Is a Tyee Builder

This inventive author wrote the book on Vancouver, and you can have a signed copy by joining him as a Builder. Learn why he supports The Tyee.

By Tyee Staff, 17 Apr 2012


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Stevie Cameron Is a Tyee Builder

She's one of Canada's very best investigative journalists; just ask Brian Mulroney. Join her as a Builder and you can have a signed copy of her latest book. What hooks her? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 17 Apr 2012


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Dan Mangan Is a Tyee Builder

Singer, songwriter, Juno-winner, and staunch ally of indie media -- join him as a Builder and you can have a copy of his latest album. What hooks him?

By Tyee Staff, 18 Apr 2012


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Jane Urquhart Is a Tyee Builder

Join this author of seven acclaimed novels and literary award magnet as a Builder, and get a signed copy of her latest release. What hooks her? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 18 Apr 2012


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Joseph Boyden Is a Tyee Builder

Join this acclaimed storyteller as a Builder, and you can have a signed copy of his latest book. What hooks him, besides The Tyee? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 19 Apr 2012


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Linda McQuaig Is a Tyee Builder

This feisty writer picks politicians' brains and pin-pointed 'The Trouble with Billionaires.' Want to know what hooks her? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 19 Apr 2012


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Terry Fallis Is a Tyee Builder

His hilarious books have landed him a Leacock Award -- and if you join him as a Builder you can receive a signed copy. What hooks him?

By Tyee Staff, 20 Apr 2012


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Gurjinder Basran Is a Tyee Builder

Her debut novel earned her immediate accolades, and if you join her as a Builder you can have a signed copy. What hooks her?

By Tyee Staff, 20 Apr 2012


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Lynn Coady Is a Tyee Builder

She's won international praise and awards; certainly no 'Antagonist' of The Tyee. Want to find out what hooks this Canlit star? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 23 Apr 2012


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Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas Is a Tyee Builder

This BC artist spins traditional Haida stories into beautiful graphic anthologies. Join him as a Builder and you can have a signed copy.

By Tyee Staff, 24 Apr 2012


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Willie Mitchell Is a Tyee Builder

He may have beat us on the ice but this Vancouver Islander stands by us in indie media. What hooks Mitchell? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 24 Apr 2012


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Bif Naked Is a Tyee Builder

This iconic Canadian rocker is known for her edgy lyrics and brilliant performances. What hooks Bif? Read on to find out.

By Tyee Staff, 24 Apr 2012


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John Vaillant Is a Tyee Builder

Snag a book by this award-winning champion of tigers and trees if you join him as a Builder. Want to know what hooks him? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 23 Apr 2012


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Susan Juby Is a Tyee Builder

Raised in Smithers BC, this multi-genre author is a supporter of The Tyee -- join her and get a signed copy of her work. What hooks her?

By Tyee Staff, 25 Apr 2012


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Joe Keithley Is a Tyee Builder

He's been a punk rocker, politician, activist, and author. Curious about what hooks 'Joey Shithead'? Read on to find out.

By Tyee Staff, 25 Apr 2012


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Andrew Nikiforuk Is a Tyee Builder

He's dug up so much dirt on the oil sands, you'd think they'd be clean by now. Join him as a Builder and snag his latest book.

By Tyee Staff, 22 Apr 2012


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Meeru Dhalwala Is a Tyee Builder

Her curries and chutneys change lives, her cookbooks win international praise. Join her as a Builder, and you can grab a signed one. What hooks her?

By Tyee Staff, 22 Apr 2012


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Graeme Gibson Is a Tyee Builder

This acclaimed author has advocated for Canadian writers, the World Wildlife Fund, and now The Tyee. What hooks Gibson?

By Tyee Staff, 21 Apr 2012


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Joan Thomas Is a Tyee Builder

Join this fiction dynamo as a Builder, and get a copy of her Giller-shortlisted novel. What hooks her after a long day of writing?

By Tyee Staff, 26 Apr 2012


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Colin Mochrie Is a Tyee Builder

Whose Tyee Is it Anyway? Join this Canadian comedian as a Builder, and help make our journalism better for you.

By Tyee Staff, 27 Apr 2012


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Charlotte Gill Is a Tyee Builder

This treeplanting highballer and prize-winning writer deeply appreciates the wild and independent. Learn why Gill supports The Tyee.

By Tyee Staff, 27 Apr 2012


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Maude Barlow Is a Tyee Builder

This 'eco hero' is recognized worldwide as an enviro rights defender -- join her in supporting The Tyee and snag a signed copy of a Barlow bestseller.

By Tyee Staff, 27 Apr 2012


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Brian Brett Is a Tyee Builder

This Trauma Farmer reads The Tyee from his Salt Spring Island writer's haven. Join him as a Builder and score a copy of his latest account from the farm.

By Tyee Staff, 27 Apr 2012


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Raffi Cavoukian Is a Tyee Builder

He championed the baby beluga; now, it's The Tyee he croons for. Want to know what hooks musician Raffi? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 28 Apr 2012


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Steve Burgess Is a Tyee Builder

He finds comedy in everything... except the current state of Canadian media. Find out what hooks him.

By Tyee Staff, 23 Apr 2012


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Joel Bakan Is a Tyee Builder

Join this Corporation challenger as a Builder, and score a copy of his latest book. What hooks him?

By Tyee Staff, 24 Apr 2012


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Ivan E. Coyote Is a Tyee Builder

Her storytelling inspires, educates, and entertains. Join her as a Builder and you can have a signed copy. What hooks her?

By Tyee Staff, 30 Apr 2012


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Peter C. Newman Is a Tyee Builder

He's a Canadian authority on politics, and he reads The Tyee. Find out why this prolific journalist supports us.

By Tyee Staff, 1 May 2012


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Mel Hurtig Is a Tyee Builder

He published Canada's encyclopedia and helped found its Council. What hooks Hurtig? Read on.

By Tyee Staff, 1 May 2012


The Political Pearls of Kevin O’Leary

Where does our (maybe) next PM stand on family values, national pride and the greater good? Read on.

By David Beers