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NDP leader Thomas Mulcair


Two of big three parties support a bad bill and massive, secretive trade deal. One doesn't. Read more »

By Bill Tieleman, Today


Cartoon by Greg Perry

Veiled TPP Deal Holds Hidden Privacy Risks

It would restrict governments from creating safeguards for your sensitive data.

By Michael Geist, Today



Please Advise! Is My Cynical, Divisive Tip Line Working?

With turkeys calling in, Dr. Steve helps Harper define 'barbaric' practices.

By Steve Burgess, Yesterday



Understanding Tom the Wonk

Mulcair's measured calls don't always inspire. But they're true to him.

By Michael Byers, Yesterday

Recent Stories



Tyee Poll: What Issue Should Have Dominated Headlines This Election?

Looking back at the 11-week campaign, tell us what mattered most to you.

By Tyee Staff, Yesterday



Rise of the Really, Really Young Vote

Half of Canada's schools will host mock elections this week -- thousands more than in 2011.

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday


A Tyee Series

Back When Ottawa Created a Housing Agency for All Canadians

Before it was mainly mortgages, CMHC was about putting people in homes. First in a new series.

By David P. Ball, Yesterday



Critic Questions Why Former Liberal MP's Tax Charges Ignored

Running this election in Surrey-Newton, Sukh Dhaliwal pled guilty to three counts in 2014.

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday



Harry Smith: Harper's Cultural War on Muslim Women Must End

Our history proves why racial and religious division is dangerous.

By Harry Leslie Smith, 10 Oct 2015



Explore the Art of City Building at SFU's 'We the City'

This week-long series of events brings together Metro Van's 'builders,' and that includes you.

By Christine McLaren, 10 Oct 2015



Strategic Deal in 16 Key Ridings Can Scuttle Harper: Tech Pro

Data cruncher details how parties, voters could work together to beat Tories.

By David Beers, 10 Oct 2015


A Tyee Series

Scenes from Burnaby North-Seymour's Final Election Sprint

Who will take this contested new riding? Tyee inspects candidate offices for clues.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Oct 2015


'Layed Off' flag

Remember the Temporary Foreign Worker Scandal? It's Back

Tories, say critics, just use other ways to give tens of thousands of jobs to foreign temps.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Oct 2015



Margaret Atwood on Writing, Optimism and Twitter Addiction

Conversation highlights with a celebrated Canadian author following her novel release.

By Jesse Brown, 9 Oct 2015


Children's socks

How Many Poor Kids Live in Your Riding?

Data shows more than half of BC's districts above national child poverty average.

By Katie Hyslop, 9 Oct 2015



Candidate Who Dropped Out Could Still Be Elected as Liberal, Agent Says

Cheryl Thomas quit after past social media posts came to light.

By Andrew MacLeod, 8 Oct 2015


Stephen Harper, Vancouver visit, January 2014

Harper Holds Another Unpublicized, Exclusive Media Conference

Thursday morning event not mentioned in usual list of campaign stops.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Oct 2015


Stephen Harper with a lobster

What Does $1 Million Buy in an Election?

At this point, it's too late for lawn signs and TV. Strategist dishes on how parties are spending.

By Sarah Berman, 8 Oct 2015


Youth vote

Four Heartening Hints Young Voters Are Paying Attention

A crucial election on the horizon, grassroots organizers get experimental.

By Tom Sandborn, 8 Oct 2015


Empty mic

An Open Letter to Empty Debate Chairs

Calling out cowardly candidates refusing to speak for themselves.

By Michal C. Moore, 8 Oct 2015


Cartoon about Donald Trump

Donald Trump Versus... Wait, Bernie Who?

They're two 'upstarts,' equally popular with their base. But you wouldn't know it from Canadian media.

By Donald Gutstein, 8 Oct 2015


Fact free politics

A Demographic Cure for Fact-Free Politics

How can reality-based voters counter increasingly truth-averse politicians? Here's one idea.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2015



Feds Using Old, Inaccurate Data to Set Temporary Foreign Worker Wages

Sketchy stats driving down Canadian pay rates, says Alberta labour fed.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Oct 2015



Leap Manifesto Too 'Radical'? Only Next to Parties' Modest Climate Plans

It's ambitious, but not capitalism's end as mainstream columnists fret.

By Seth Klein, 7 Oct 2015



Tory Candidate Supportive of Drug Tests for EI Recipients

Liberal candidate initially agrees, later changes mind on issue raised at Fort Nelson debate.

By Andrew MacLeod, 7 Oct 2015



Let's Call Gun Violence What It Is: A Public Health Disaster

If a disease killed 30,000 a year in one country, you'd expect a travel warning. Not in America.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Oct 2015



Tyee Poll: How Much Should We Trust Election Polls?

Some bookmark Nanos and Ipsos, others shun them entirely. Tell us your strategy.

By Tyee Staff, 6 Oct 2015


Gas pump money

How Tories Dumped Your Interests at the Pump

Oil is cheaper by half. So why don't feds try and deliver savings to drivers?

By Mitchell Anderson, 6 Oct 2015


Elections Canada sign

How 'Get Out the Vote' Wins Elections

Surprise! Parties use this electoral weapon to confound polls and strategic voters.

By Bill Tieleman, 6 Oct 2015


Economy debate

Why Wouldn't a Public Broadcaster Air a National Election Debate?

But CBC refused, and that's not the only odd choice it made this campaign.

By Michael Geist, 6 Oct 2015

Harry Smith: Harper's Cultural War on Muslim Women Must End

Our history proves why racial and religious division is dangerous.

By Harry Leslie Smith


What issue should have dominated headlines this election?

  • Refugees and foreign policy
  • Niqabs and “barbaric cultural practices”
  • Jobs and the economy
  • Climate change
  • Duffy trial and Conservative power abuses
  • Health care and veterans’ services
  • Aboriginal rights
  • Bill C-51
  • Other

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