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By Gus Van Harten, Today

Six Steps to Protect Canadians from Flaws in China Trade Deal

FIPA can't be revoked, but citizens deserve its effects be independently tracked and reported.


'L'affaire Calandra'

Please Advise! I'm the Speaker, Not Parliament's Babysitter

If anyone can help turn petulant crybabies into dignified MPs, it's totally Steve Burgess.

By Steve Burgess, Today


CRTC vs. Netflix

CRTC vs. Netflix: Guess Who'll Win?

Threat of new regulation won't scare Internet giants into compliance.

By Michael Geist, Today


SkyTrain platform

Deceased Deportee's Accent Led to Border Services Arrest

Transit Police officer testifies at inquest into Lucía Vega Jiménez's hanging death.

By David P. Ball, Today

Recent Stories


Sept. 2014 protests in Hong Kong

Ottawa Response to Hong Kong Turmoil Underwhelms, Say Hong Kong Canadians

Supporters of a free election demand a clear position.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today


Raymond Caissie, a high risk offender

Lock Up High-risk Sex Criminals Forever

Teen Serena Vermeersch's death should be a wake-up call for the justice system.

By Bill Tieleman, Today


Nathan Cullen

Bring Respect and Certainty to Canada's Energy Politics

MP Nathan Cullen on how his bill could transform our 'rip and ship' economy.

By Nathan Cullen, Yesterday



As Inquest into Border Services Death Opens, Questions about Private Security

Lucía Vega Jiménez died nine months ago awaiting deportation at a Vancouver airport.

By David P. Ball, Yesterday



We Must Heed Naomi Klein's Call

Her new book 'This Changes Everything' makes clear what we're up against and what has to happen.

By Ian Gill, Yesterday


A Tyee Series

Can We Fix the Climate by Being More Like Hawaii?

Its 2050 Plan is a blueprint for survival. Can Hawaiians, and island Earth, get there?

By Geoff Dembicki, Yesterday



Proposed Law Exposes BC Non-Profits to Attack

Anybody could ask court to punish a group they think is acting 'detrimental to the public interest.'

By Andrew MacLeod, Yesterday



Dianne Watts, You Seemed So Smart

But then you decided to run for the Tories. Big mistake.

By Rafe Mair, Yesterday



Tyee Presents: Vancity pilots interactive tool for discovering and supporting locally-owned businesses

Earn chances to win $200 vouchers by giving 'Localty' a whirl between Sept. 29 and Oct. 19

29 Sep 2014


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Tyee Poll: Which Part of Canada Is Most Likely to Secede?

Let us know what you think.

29 Sep 2014


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'Innovation' Is Everywhere, But What Does It Mean?

Two of its leading prophets, Richard Florida and Ray Kurzweil, to give their definition at Oct. 22 event.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Sep 2014



The 10 Commandments of Ebola

An alarming new protocol in Liberian slums speak volumes about the evolving epidemic.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 27 Sep 2014



Another VIFF Gem: 'The Iron Ministry'

Following this season's track record of great films on trains, here's a festival must-see.

By Dorothy Woodend, 27 Sep 2014



'Is This Me?': Style Meets Existentialism with 'Women in Clothes'

A conversation with contributors to a new fashion tome, co-edited by Sheila Heti. Vancouver launch next week.

By Sarah Berman, 27 Sep 2014



BC Cities Demand Review of Thermal Coal Exports

Confab of municipalities passes resolution in favour of greater oversight.

By David P. Ball, 26 Sep 2014


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A Tyee Series

In Surrey, 'Harm Reduction' Drug Approaches a Hard Sell

Fourth in a series on 'Vancouver's Addiction Ambitions, Revisited.'

By Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn, 26 Sep 2014


Canadian FOI poster

Help Put the Spotlight on Government Secrecy

Enraged by redacted FOIs? Baffled by backroom deals? Hashtag it #cdnfoi.

By Sean Holman, 26 Sep 2014


Canada/Korea free trade deal

BC No Winner in South Korea Trade Deal: Unifor Economist

Government upbeat, but Jim Stanford says the deal fails to fix existing trade imbalance.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Sep 2014


NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe

NPA Pitches City Hall Lobbyist Registry

Vision Vancouver 'has cloaked the city in secrecy,' says mayoral hopeful Kirk LaPointe.

By Bob Mackin, 26 Sep 2014


Stephen Harper and Liu Jiabao

With FIPA, Harper Shows There's More than One Way to Skin a Constitution

Why else would he sign such a crappy deal?

By Mitchell Anderson, 25 Sep 2014


BC Place roof construction

BC Place Worried Operating Roof Posed a Hazard

Previously secret info reveals effort to fix possible safety problem in 2012.

By Bob Mackin, 25 Sep 2014


Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin is Back and Fartier than Ever

But what about Scottish independence?

By Alex Hudson, 25 Sep 2014


BC ferry

Cities Reject Minister's Proposal They Help Pay for BC Ferries

'It is a provincial transportation system, and that's the end of the conversation.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Sep 2014


Construction workers

How Downloaded Costs Are Steamrolling Local Governments

Tallying the $4 billion crush caused by feds, province, and what to do about it.

By Charley Beresford, Robert Duffy and Gaetan Royer, 24 Sep 2014



China Deal Trumps Province, First Nations on Energy Projects: Treaty Expert

FIPPA carries big labour and regulatory implications for LNG development.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Sep 2014



NDP Bill Would Ban Tankers off BC's North Coast

Law would stave off conflict, catastrophe, says MP Nathan Cullen.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Sep 2014

Lock Up High-risk Sex Criminals Forever

Teen Serena Vermeersch's death should be a wake-up call for the justice system.

By Bill Tieleman


Which Canadian entity is most likely to become its own sovereign state?

  • Bioregion of Cascadia
  • Long live Salt Spring Island!
  • La Belle Province (Quebec)
  • Petrostate of Alberta
  • Tsilhqot'in Nation
  • Republic of East Vancouver

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