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Rights + Justice


A Tyee Series

‘Kill a Worker, Go to Jail’

The tenacious fight to make, and enforce, a worker safety law with teeth. Latest in a series.

By Tom Sandborn, 30 Nov 2016


Trudeau’s Effusive Praise for Castro an Assault on Cubans’ Human Rights

PM is not alone; Canadians — including tourists — are supporting a repressive, brutal dictatorship.

By Bill Tieleman, 29 Nov 2016


A Tyee Series

Why It’s Still Too Easy to Kill an Employee

Labour’s long fight to hold reckless owners responsible for deadly work conditions. First of six parts.

By Tom Sandborn, 28 Nov 2016


In Face of Trump, Let Canada Stand for Refugee Inclusion

Let’s take pride in our efforts and expand them, in defiance of fearful rhetoric.

By Amea Wilbur, 26 Nov 2016


A Tyee Series

How Vancouver Youth Feel about Life in ‘World’s Most Livable City’

A roundtable discussion with the next generation. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Nov 2016


Making Sense of the Donald Trump Moment: A Tyee Reader

Why? How? And now what? We collected 50 insights and ask you to share your own favourites. (Updated.)

By David Beers and Tyee Staff and Contributors, 15 Nov 2016


Canada’s Watchdog on Overseas Corporate Abuse Sleeping and Toothless, Says Report

Rights groups claim federal agency fails to act on complaints against Canadian corps operating abroad.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Nov 2016


‘Lab Girl’: A Scientist’s Engaging, Enraging Memoir

Hope Jahren’s new book details her love affair with science, and fight to keep it funded.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Nov 2016


Christy Clark Just Got Laughed Out of the Supreme Court of Canada

Decision on class size, composition latest battle in long Socred/Liberal war on education.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Nov 2016


Teachers’ Union Wins Battle in Supreme Court of Canada

Top court restores contract provisions on class size, composition stripped by Liberal government.

By Katie Hyslop, 10 Nov 2016


Surveillance Scandals Break as Government Seeks More Spy Powers

Fifth in a series to help you participate in the federal consultation on national security.

By Micheal Vonn, 9 Nov 2016


A Tyee Series

Rethinking Tent Cities as a Help in Housing Crisis, Not a Nuisance

Activists say BC should follow Portland, Seattle in allowing shelter under polycotton.

By Stefania Seccia, 7 Nov 2016


Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Fined $50,000 for Illegal Lobbying

Former Harper insider has five years to pay the fine.

By Leslie MacKinnon, 4 Nov 2016


How to Bring First Peoples into BC Classrooms

If done right, ‘we can have a fundamentally changed society,’ says educator Jo Chrona.

By Katie Hyslop, 3 Nov 2016


Liberal Immigration Changes Bad News for Caregivers, Says Advocate

New restrictions increase wait for residency status in Canada, hurt families, says domestic worker rep.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Nov 2016


Christy Clark’s Trumped Up ‘Feminism’

Premier talks the talk, but fails on real policies that lift BC women up.

By Lisa Sammartino, 31 Oct 2016


In Vancouver, Another Tent City Is Dismantled

West Hastings camp is gone, sending some residents to shelter beds, others back to parks and alleys.

By Stefania Seccia, 29 Oct 2016


Bill Granting Amnesty for Reporting Drug Overdoses Set to Clear Next Hurdle

MP says law would help stem ‘catastrophic’ loss of life.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Oct 2016


Curbs Needed on Sweeping Powers to Spy on Canadians

Fourth in a series to help you participate in the federal consultation on national security.

By Micheal Vonn, 27 Oct 2016


Recalling 1980s Vancouver, When Radical Activists Took Up Arms

A Q&A with historian Eryk Martin, on the legacy of the ‘Vancouver Five.’

By Madeleine de Trenqualye, 26 Oct 2016