By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Dec 2014

Health Ministry Firings Review an 'Accountability Gong Show,' Says NDP

Report finds errors in government investigation that led to firings of seven employees.


Minister Margaret MacDiarmid

What We Know So Far about the Health Ministry Firings

Long-awaited review into 'biggest ever human resources debacle' due today.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Dec 2014


Judge's gavel

Finally, an End to Second Class Treatment for Native Legal Workers?

Fight for wage parity shows systemic racism persists in BC.

By Tom Sandborn, Yesterday


Canadian flags inside a maple leaf

Changing Our Electoral System Would Renew Democracy

Why Tyee columnist Tieleman is wrong to criticize NDP support for proportional representation.

By Anita Nickerson, Yesterday

Recent Stories


'ESL matters' signs

Tuition Saves a Third of Vancouver Community College's ESL Seats

But $1,600 a semester is too high, says faculty association president.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Dec 2014


Financial expert Leo de Bever

If Oilsands Are No Longer Profitable, What Next?

Plastics, says Alberta money manager who predicted plummeting oil prices. A Tyee interview.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Dec 2014



Virk Removed as Advanced Education Minister, Handed Tech Portfolio

MLA's actions on Kwantlen University board have generated controversy.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Dec 2014


Michael Sona

Watchdog Asks Prosecutors to Reopen Robocall Investigation

Council of Canadians says the 'ringleaders' in the scandal must be caught.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Dec 2014



BC First Nations Launch First Legal Challenge to LNG Industry

Gov't rushed pipeline project and 'left us with no other option,' says chief.

By James Munson, 18 Dec 2014


Canada oil map

Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics: Expert

A Tyee interview with Terry Lynn Karl, who wrote the book on petro states.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 18 Dec 2014


Kwantlen Surrey campus

Kwantlen University Grading Proposal Lowers Standards, Faculty Fears

Change would bring school in line with others, but some students and staff are opposed.

By Katie Hyslop, 18 Dec 2014


Money on an island

Let's Go after the Real Tax Cheats

Rather than target a senior with dementia, CRA needs to hit off-shore havens.

By Dennis Howlett, 18 Dec 2014


Marcia McNeil

Conflicted Agency Retains Responsibility for Health Ministry Firings Review

Officials involved in debacle to handle release of report after all.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Dec 2014



An Ancient Coast Salish Ceremony Comes to City Hall

Reconciliation Ritual aims to build bridge between city and Vancouver's First Nations.

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton, 17 Dec 2014



Telecoms Offer to Build Surveillance Tools into Networks

Nevertheless, gov't still feels the need to legislate interception, docs show.

By Michael Geist, 17 Dec 2014


A Tyee Series

Attack of the Super Bugs

John MacLachlan Gray's memoir of the innards life of a Canadian baby boomer. The final chapter.

By John MacLachlan Gray, 17 Dec 2014



Site C Mega-project Set to Break Ground Next Summer

Dam's approval viewed as 'courageous' by some, a '$9-billion gamble' by others.

By Andrew MacLeod and David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014



Site C Dam Approved: A Tyee Reader

Approved today, a sampler from years of reporting on the $8-billion-plus mega-project.

By David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


Inequality scales

Wealth Gap Bigger than Canadians Imagine

Inequality crosses 'all geographies and demographics,' new study shows.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Dec 2014


Jesse Donaldson illustration
A Tyee Series

A Balloon among Angels

John MacLachlan Gray's memoir of a particular polyp and what ensues. Second in a three-act comedy.

By John MacLachlan Gray, 16 Dec 2014



Latest UN Climate Action Plan 'Very Weak Indeed'

Delegates face a long, hard road to crucial Paris talks next winter.

By Nick Fillmore, 16 Dec 2014


NDP MP Craig Scott

While NDP Fiddles with Electoral Reform, Ottawa Burns

In pushing pro-rep over and over, Opposition misses key chances to nail the government.

By Bill Tieleman, 16 Dec 2014


Andrew Nikiforuk on CBC's The National

Time for 'Adult Discussion' on Canada's Oil Future, Says Tyee's Nikiforuk on CBC

Election preview? Plunging oil prices, Norway's petro-smarts drive debate on The National.

By David Beers, 15 Dec 2014



What to Do with the Drunken Sailor? Ban the Beer

No more subsidized cold ones at sea for our Canadian navy.

By Bob Mackin, 15 Dec 2014


Tankers and tugs under the Second Narrows Bridge, Ironworkers Memorial

Expert Engineers Deem Trans Mountain Too Dangerous

One in 10 chance of Burrard Inlet disaster, riskier than Northern Gateway, says letter to NEB.

By Mitchell Anderson, 15 Dec 2014



Our Tarnished Maple Leaf

Why the world sees an ugly Canada, and how to restore our image.

By Tom Sandborn, 15 Dec 2014


A Tyee Series

A Certain Urgency

What John MacLachlan Gray learned in hospital about angels and polyps. A true life comedy in three acts. Here's the first.

By John MacLachlan Gray, 15 Dec 2014



Put a Jingle on That: Why the Worst People Make the Best Christmas Movie Heroes

Sketchy characters suffer few consequences if they can demonstrate holiday panache.

By Shannon Rupp, 13 Dec 2014



New Rules Could Make it Tougher for Canadian Expats to Vote

Government say regulations will prevent 'riding shopping.'

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Dec 2014


A Tyee Series

Weekend Poem: 'A Marijuana Stalk'

Excerpted from The Capilano Review, recently defunded and going solo.

By Meredith Quartermain, 13 Dec 2014

If Oilsands Are No Longer Profitable, What Next?

Plastics, says Alberta money manager who predicted plummeting oil prices. A Tyee interview.

By Geoff Dembicki


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