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Twelve Vancouver Women’s Marchers on Why They Marched

‘Intimidation has gone on far too long.’ ‘I am a human rights activist.’ ‘It’s all about love.’

By Tessa Vikander, Today


opinion

The World Changes Today: Canada Better Change Too

Trumpism is smashing the old order in trade, war and even global health; we need a new plan.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 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


news

Is Trump Driving Canada into China’s Clutches?

Critics fear Beijing will use trade rift with U.S. to seek concessions from Trudeau government.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 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

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


news

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


news

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


opinion

The Dubious Legitimacy of Trump’s Presidency

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

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jan 2017


news

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


opinion

Will Conservatives Court a Dragon’s Den Death Wish with Kevin O’Leary?

Right-wing celeb’s quotes, deals are a ready source for other parties’ attack ads.

By Bill Tieleman, 3 Jan 2017


opinion

A Tyee Series

The Year in Bummers, from R to Z

All good things must come to an end. Last of four dejecting parts.

By Steve Burgess, 29 Dec 2016


opinion

Six Reasons Trudeau’s Cash-for-Access Fundraisers Are Wrong

If participants aren’t buying special treatment, there’s no reason not to end the practice.

By Paul Willcocks, 29 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

The Year in Bummers, from J to Q

Letter ‘P’ was particularly brutal. Third of four joyless parts.

By Steve Burgess, 28 Dec 2016


opinion

Electoral Reform and BC LNG: Bold Predictions on Two Big Issues

Expect Petronas to approve Lelu Island project before May election, and Liberals to bail on voting change.

By Bill Tieleman, 27 Dec 2016


news

‘Open Science’ Critical for Effective Environmental Assessments

Review offers chance to transform assessment process and make Canada a world leader.

By Carol Linnitt, 27 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

The Year in Bummers, from F to I

This list could’ve been way longer. Sad. Second of four funereal parts.

By Steve Burgess, 27 Dec 2016


news

Global Housing Summit Raised Questions, Few Answers

A UBC urban planning student attended the United Nations’ Habitat III conference in Quito. He came away inspired, but also impatient.

By Andrew Martin, 26 Dec 2016


opinion

The Macabre Petroleum Waltz of Trump and Putin

And the oil industry powers who are calling the tune.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Dec 2016


opinion

Post-Trump Imperative: Fight to Keep Every Scrap of Progress We’ve Made

If we don’t unite, the radical reactionaries will keep winning.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Dec 2016