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Politics

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


news

Climate Change Politics in the Age of Trudeau and Trump: What’s Next?

A Q&A with Kathryn Harrison, UBC political scientist and climate policy expert.

By Madeleine de Trenqualye, 16 Dec 2016


mediacheck

Why the ‘Rise’ of Fake News Is Just Not True

Don’t let fear of Trump feed a moral panic that justifies censorship.

By Shannon Rupp, 15 Dec 2016


news

Ottawa Clears Way For Supervised Injection Sites

Fentanyl overdose crisis brings action from Liberal government.

By Kyle Duggan, 13 Dec 2016


opinion

Rachel Notley: The Kinder Morgan Interview

Bill Tieleman sits down with Alberta’s premier to talk pipelines, climate change and jobs.

By Bill Tieleman, 13 Dec 2016