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Tyee editor Robyn Smith was asked to advise MPs on Canada’s journalism industry, and its future. Here’s what she said. Read more »

By Robyn Smith, Today

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UBC law professor Emma Cunliffe

How Women Are Pushing Back on Sexual Assault Rulings in Alberta

Recent rash of appeals a sign of diversity at work on the bench, observers say.

By Samantha Power, Today

opinion

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New Poll Shows Perils For BC Liberals and NDP

Clark plagued by low approval, NDP policies unknown, and Kinder Morgan a risk for both parties.

By Bill Tieleman, Today

opinion

Barack Obama

Why Barack Obama Should Lead WHO, And Why He Won’t

World Health Organization needs a leader to battle for resources, make tough choices.

By Crawford Kilian, Today

Recent Stories

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‘Water Will Drive Most Decision-making’ in BC’s Future, Says Land Champion

Deborah Curran, 2016 Real Estate Foundation award winner, on how land use and water flow together.

By Chris Wood, Yesterday


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GM Union’s Pension Concession Signals New Reality: Experts

Contract ends defined-benefit plan for new hires, increases job security, Unifor says.

By Linda Givetash, Yesterday


opinion

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Please Advise! This US Debate Needs a Serious Drinking Game

Dr. Steve couldn’t agree more, and offers his calming variation. Warning: may require all the booze.

By Steve Burgess, Yesterday


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In BC’s ‘Strong’ Economy, Many Signs of Struggle for Average Workers

Growth belies rise in precarious work, falling wages, and increases in welfare case loads.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday


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New BC Pipeline Spill Details Show Largest Involved 1,000 Litres of Oil

Oil and gas commission releases details on seven crude oil spills in 2015.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2016


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Niki Ashton

Millennials Angry over Jobs, and NDP Should Be Their Voice, Says Ashton

Labour critic, mulling leadership bid, sees party’s future in harnessing rage of young workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Sep 2016


opinion

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How My Kids’ School Renewed My Belief in Democracy

It showed that when we commit to the process, however messy, what seems impossible becomes doable.

By Trish Garner, 22 Sep 2016


opinion

Donald Trump

America’s Sorry State Is No Accident

Powerful interests have worked hard — and won much — promoting misinformation and ignorance.

By Mitchell Anderson, 22 Sep 2016


opinion

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Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists

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

By Micheal Vonn, 22 Sep 2016


opinion

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Like London and Paris, Sooke BC Is Voting Privatization Out of Style

Why municipal governments around the world are bringing services back in house.

By Keith Reynolds, Gaetan Royer and Charley Beresford, 21 Sep 2016


culture

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Inside the Hidden, Connected Lives of Trees

Author chronicles a secret world of the woods, and its importance to our lives. See him at upcoming Vancouver Writers Fest.

By Colleen Kimmett, 21 Sep 2016


news

Bruce Carson

Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guilty

Harper insider convicted on three counts of illegal lobbying.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Sep 2016


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Premier Christy Clark

Premier Clark on ‘Historic Debt Binge,’ Says Conservative Leader

‘Debt-free BC’ 2013 campaign promise called unrealistic, simplistic.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2016


news

Pramila Jayapal

Star Progressive Pramila Jayapal on Why the Political Left Needs More Activists

It’s key to building successful campaigns today, says Bernie-backed US Congressional candidate.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Sep 2016


opinion

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Leap Manifesto a Trojan Horse for Federal New Democrats

It’s unrealistic, and pursuing it will only lead NDP to leap further off a high political cliff.

By Bill Tieleman, 20 Sep 2016


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Canada’s Media Disrupters Have a New Manifesto

In ‘No News is Bad News,’ Ian Gill finds ‘huge opportunity’ in our hollowed-out industry.

By Marc Edge, 20 Sep 2016


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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Good News! People, Even Young, Will Pay for Deep Journalism

Europe proves it. From Ian Gill’s new book ‘No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse and What Comes Next.’

By Ian Gill, 20 Sep 2016


news

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Give Employers Faster Access to Temporary Foreign Workers, Says Ottawa Report

Review of controversial program suggests 21 changes, but critics say many favour business.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Sep 2016


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Support for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care Could Save $200 Million a Year: Report

Ending supports at 19 results in higher future costs, poor outcomes, says Vancouver Foundation.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Sep 2016


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A Tyee Series

‘If They Do It Properly,’ Coastal Youth Could Support Megaprojects

In Prince Rupert and area, some ‘yay’ to LNG, but not for oil pipelines to the northwest coast. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Sep 2016


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Crude Oil Pipeline Leaks on the Rise in BC

Critics say trend contradicts industry claims of improving safety.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2016


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Tyee Poll: What’s the Cost of Failing to Support Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Beyond Age 19?

Every year in BC, about 1,000 youth are abruptly cut off from the system that has cared for them.

By Tyee Staff, 19 Sep 2016


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Facing Homelessness Emergency, Seattle Weighs Bylaw Protecting Rights of Campers

Ordinance ‘totally applicable to Vancouver,’ says housing rights lawyer.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Sep 2016


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A Tyee Series

In Prince Rupert, Good Times Gaming for Young and Old

In conversation with Rob Gruber, (dungeon) master of games for the six-to-76 set. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 16 Sep 2016


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Don’t Fear the Leapers! So Says NDP’s New National Director

Robert Fox, welcoming activists, signals his party is steering leftwards.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Sep 2016


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Bulging with New Cash, BC Liberals Eye Spending Spree into Election

De Jong signals $500 million for housing, might raise welfare rates.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Sep 2016


America’s Sorry State Is No Accident

Powerful interests have worked hard — and won much — promoting misinformation and ignorance.

By Mitchell Anderson

 

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