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Federal Politics

opinion

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


opinion

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


news

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


mediacheck

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


news

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


news

Secrecy Surrounds Watchdog’s Review of Trudeau’s Fundraisers

Office cites legislation that bars comments on investigations.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Feb 2017


news

Postal Union Works to Hold Liberals to Door-to-Door Delivery Promise

Union ‘hopeful’ that feds won’t break campaign pledge.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Feb 2017


opinion

Who Killed Electoral Reform — and What Now to Improve Democracy?

Trudeau pulled the trigger, but reform side’s resistance to referendum gave him the bullets.

By Bill Tieleman, 7 Feb 2017


opinion

Canadians Won’t Forget Trudeau’s Broken Promise on Electoral Reform

Perceptions of lies and untrustworthiness will be hard to shake off in the long term.

By Claudia Chwalisz, 4 Feb 2017


opinion

How the US Can Get Rid of Its Trickster President

And why Canada should seize the chance to benefit from his madness.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jan 2017


news

NDP’s Horgan Again Vows to Ban Big Money, Says Rich Donors Too Powerful

Ban would ‘put people back at the centre of our politics where they truly belong,’ says leader.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Jan 2017


opinion

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, 18 Jan 2017


opinion

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


opinion

The Shell Game: Canada’s Lax Disclosure Laws Open Door to Tax Fraud, Money Laundering

Transparency International warns against country becoming a ‘haven for corrupt capital.’

By Mitchell Anderson, 2 Jan 2017


opinion

How Trudeau Is Screwing Over the Generation that Got Him Elected

He thinks he can expand fossil fuels and keep young voters. He’s wrong.

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Dec 2016


culture

‘Now that You Know, You Can’t Turn a Blind Eye’

Author, activist Bev Sellars on her book ‘Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival.’

By Heather Ramsay, 19 Dec 2016


news

Scientists Officially Unmuzzled: ‘No Government Should Ever Again Silence Science’

Union negotiates federal employees’ right to speak in collective deal.

By Carol Linnitt, 14 Dec 2016


opinion

How Did Such an Unlikely Buyer End Up with an Arsenal of Restricted Weapons?

Canada is supposed to have tough gun laws.

By Paul Willcocks, 12 Dec 2016


news

Wade Davis Endorsed Trudeau, Now ‘Profoundly Disappointed’

Despite industrial project approvals, PM may yet guide Canada through needed transition, says renowned anthropologist.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Dec 2016


news

Businessman Says Trudeau’s Invitation to Meet Chinese Premier Inspired Fundraiser

Tyee exclusive: More cash-for-access questions: Miaofei Pan tells Chinese media he offered to host Vancouver event after Trudeau invited him to meet Chinese premier Li Keqiang in Canada; Liberals disagree with account.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Dec 2016