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By Katie Hyslop, Today

A Peek into BC's Proposed Teacher Deal

More money, but it won't bring salaries or class sizes provincially on par.



Iker and Clark on What Deal Means: A Study in Contrasts

Agreement contains 'meaningful achievements' says BCTF union head.

By Katie Hyslop, Today



Please Advise! Baggage Fees Are No Joke

Spinmeister Steve Burgess helps WestJet safely land its latest luggage policy.

By Steve Burgess, Today



Glasgow Games: How a Sports Spectacle Might Undo the UK

For Thursday's Scottish referendum, the opening act came this summer.

By Bob Mackin, Today

Recent Stories



Inquest into Mexican's Death Will Hear from Cellmates, Private Guards

Probe into Lucía Vega Jiménez's hanging at Vancouver airport last winter starts Sept. 29.

By David P. Ball, Today



Premier Clark: Six-year Deal Will 'Reset' Relationship with Teachers

Labour peace at last? Few details released, but no chance of tax increase or deficit, minister says.

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday



Teacher Deal Reached?

Further details to come as mediator confirms agreement made this morning.

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday


Senator Mike Duffy

Mike Duffy's Lawyer Asks for Quick, Early Trial

Court 'will not allow this trial to turn into a political circus,' says Donald Bayne.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


Jessica Ernst

Last Stop for High Profile Fracking Suit: Supreme Court

In striking Ernst appeal, Alberta court wraps blanket of immunity around regulator.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday



What I Should've Told My MLA: Teachers Are Worth the Money

A 13-year educator reflects on a meeting with her representative.

By Mary Yoshihara, Yesterday


Brian Bonney

With Two Charged, Will 'Quick Wins' Scandal Take off?

Liberal insiders accused, but investigation is far from over.

By Bill Tieleman, Yesterday



Future of TV Hearing Turns into the Netflix Show

Does the service threaten Canadian content, as broadcasters say? Should it matter?

By Michael Geist, Yesterday



CONTEST: Win a Pair of Tickets to 'Will Innovation Save Us?'

SFU Public Square's 2014 Community Summit features a provocative talk between Ray Kurzweil and Richard Florida, moderated by CBC's Amanda Lang.

16 Sep 2014



NDP Pushes to Reinstate and Raise Federal Minimum Wage

If passed, wage would apply to 820,000 Canadians and 'fight against inequalities,' labour critic says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Sep 2014


Gus Van Harten

Breaking Down the Harm to Canada Done by Treaty with China

Here is the warning against FIPA an expert gave Harper two years ago.

By Gus Van Harten, 15 Sep 2014



Harper's Sneaky, Undemocratic, Terrible Deal with China

Why the sudden ratification of FIPA is sparking startled outrage across Canada.

By Scott Harris, 15 Sep 2014



Here Comes Another Corporatized Climate Summit

UN meeting again corroded by big business influence. Is it time to change tactics?

By Nick Fillmore, 15 Sep 2014


New BC Premier Christy Clark

Clark-loyal Ad Agency Designed Gov't Campaign Against Teachers' Union

Kimbo founder boasts long association with premier.

By Bob Mackin, 15 Sep 2014



Mulroney Knocks Harper? Oh This Is Rich!

And ruminations on the federal election we must soon endure.

By Rafe Mair, 15 Sep 2014


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Tyee Poll: Why Do You Think Harper Waited So Long to Ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty?

Let us know what you think.

15 Sep 2014



Harper Gov't 'Conceded to China' under Pressure: Treaty Expert

FIPA 'is the price China demanded to open its purse strings for investing in the resource sector in Canada.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Sep 2014


Suitcase scales

Why Richest Alberta Wins Most from Federal Transfer Payments

Richard Starr's book maps startling provincial inequities in public services, taxation.

By Karen Foster, 13 Sep 2014



Aiming for A-List? Time to Get Shameless

One self-promoting author reminds us of the thin line between crazy and crazy genius.

By Shannon Rupp, 13 Sep 2014


FIPA signing

Harper OKs Controversial Investment Treaty with China

Opponents long argued FIPA will hand resource control to Chinese companies.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Sep 2014


Drug and alcohol counsellor Heather Charlton
A Tyee Series

Vancouver's Drug Prevention 'Pillar': How Strong Does It Stand?

What's being done to keep young people from slipping into addiction? Second in a series.

By Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn, 12 Sep 2014


CCPA economist Iglika Ivanova

When Government Says Teacher Wage Demands Are 'Unaffordable,' Are They?

Not at all, says economist Iglika Ivanova, especially compared to GDP growth projections.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Sep 2014


The federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia

How Greens in One German State Threaten Euro-Canada Trade Deal

Resistance to CETA sprouts over investor rights vs. government power.

By Andrea Rexer, 12 Sep 2014


North Korean refugees

Canada Slammed Door Shut to North Korean Escapees

Acceptance rate drops to zero with fate of North Koreans in Canada unknown.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 Sep 2014


Britannia Secondary

Teachers Vote to End Strike If Government Agrees to Arbitration

Once again, minister rejects proposal.

By Katie Hyslop, 11 Sep 2014


BC Fed president Jim Sinclair

Labour Hands Teachers $8-Million 'Solidarity' Loan

BC Fed brokers interest-free cash for union, while ministry wants to get back to bargaining.

By David P. Ball, 11 Sep 2014

Last Stop for High Profile Fracking Suit: Supreme Court

In striking Ernst appeal, Alberta court wraps blanket of immunity around regulator.

By Andrew Nikiforuk


Why did Harper wait two years to ratify the Canada-China investment treaty?

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