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We Support The Tyee
The superheroes of the Tyee Builder program: high-profile supporters of our independent journalism. Join them, won't you?

To launch the Tyee Builders Program, we asked some of our more, ahem, recognizable friends to lend us their support.

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Margaret Atwood Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 16 Apr 2012


Lawrence Martin Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 16 Apr 2012


Naomi Klein Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 17 Apr 2012


Douglas Coupland Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 17 Apr 2012


Stevie Cameron Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 17 Apr 2012


Dan Mangan Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 18 Apr 2012


Jane Urquhart Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 18 Apr 2012


Joseph Boyden Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 19 Apr 2012


Linda McQuaig Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 19 Apr 2012


Terry Fallis Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 20 Apr 2012


Gurjinder Basran Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 20 Apr 2012


Lynn Coady Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 23 Apr 2012


Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 24 Apr 2012


Willie Mitchell Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 24 Apr 2012


Bif Naked Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 24 Apr 2012


John Vaillant Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 23 Apr 2012


Susan Juby Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 25 Apr 2012


Joe Keithley Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 25 Apr 2012


Andrew Nikiforuk Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 22 Apr 2012


Meeru Dhalwala Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 22 Apr 2012


Graeme Gibson Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 21 Apr 2012


Joan Thomas Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 26 Apr 2012


Colin Mochrie Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 27 Apr 2012


Charlotte Gill Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 27 Apr 2012


Maude Barlow Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 27 Apr 2012


Brian Brett Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 27 Apr 2012


Raffi Cavoukian Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 28 Apr 2012


Steve Burgess Is a Tyee Builder

Steve Burgess Is a Tyee Builder

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

Tyee Staff / 23 Apr 2012


Joel Bakan Is a Tyee Builder

Joel Bakan Is a Tyee Builder

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

Tyee Staff / 24 Apr 2012


Ivan E. Coyote Is a Tyee Builder

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?

Tyee Staff / 30 Apr 2012


Peter C. Newman Is a Tyee Builder

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.

Tyee Staff / 1 May 2012


Mel Hurtig Is a Tyee Builder

Mel Hurtig Is a Tyee Builder

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

Tyee Staff / 1 May 2012