By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Aug 2015

Poll Shows Treatment of Vets Could Hurt Tory Base

Insights West finds one-third of Conservative voters considering other party.



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By Jeanette Ageson, Yesterday


Former prime minister Joe Clark

Canada as 'Denier and Outlier': Joe Clark on Harper's Foreign Policy

Timely excerpts from the former Tory PM's book 'How We Lead.'

By Joe Clark, 28 Aug 2015



BC Minister Bennett's Visit Fails to Ease Alaskans' Mining Concerns

Downstream salmon advocates renew call for international mine review.

By Judith Lavoie, Yesterday

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NDP candidate Carol Baird Ellan
A Tyee Series

Carol Baird Ellan: Judging the Harper Decade

NDP frontrunner swaps courthouse for Burnaby North-Seymour doorsteps.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Aug 2015


Jason Kenney roundtable

Kenney Touts Tory Immigration Record at Conference for Chinese Media Only

Some statements made by former minister at exclusive meeting may be oversold, prof says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Aug 2015


Tweet by the Green Party

Tories' Salmon Gaffe Part of Awkward Off-Message Streak

It's not your first election, Mr. Harper. Why are you screwing it up?

By L. Ian MacDonald, 28 Aug 2015


Conservatives candidate Mike Little
A Tyee Series

Mike Little Harnesses North Shore Advantage in New Cross-Inlet Riding

Up against three strong candidates, Seymour native rolls out cautious campaign.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2015


Stephen Harper campaigning

Tougher Immigration Rules Test Conservative Support in Chinese Community

Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking talk show callers divided when it comes to Tories, hosts say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Aug 2015


Cartoon by Greg Perry about NDP polls

The Worst-Case Scenario for a Mulcair Government

Should voters launch NDP to victory on Oct. 19, some not-so-fun realities await.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Aug 2015


A child drawing

Which Party Has the Best Plan for Kids?

As platform pledges roll out, we asked three child care experts for their first impressions.

By Katie Hyslop, 27 Aug 2015


A Tyee Series

Lynne Quarmby, Evidence-Based Candidate

Kinder Morgan opponent and SFU researcher takes up science of public office.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Aug 2015



Rallying the Vote, On and Off Reserve

Grassroots organizers shoot for the greatest Indigenous voter turnout in Canadian history.

By Katie Hyslop, 26 Aug 2015



Please Advise! Did Duffy Testimony Spin Out of Control?

As trial wraps, too many desperate PR patients seek our spin doctor's aid.

By Steve Burgess, 26 Aug 2015



Senate Reports Offer Insight into Future Tory Privacy, CBC Policies

While Duffy trial ruled the news, our upper house released several new documents.

By Michael Geist, 26 Aug 2015



Canada's Harsh 'Austerity' Policies Started with Liberals

Don't make Harper the face of slashed supports for workers. It's a two-decade tradition.

By Michal Rozworski, 25 Aug 2015


UBC professor Peter Klein

Maintaining Secrecy on UBC President's Resignation Is Bad PR

Professor Peter Klein demands transparency for university's 'stakeholders': staff and students.

By Peter W. Klein, 25 Aug 2015


Cartoon by Greg Perry

Nasty, Outrageous Politics Starts with Us

Voters want it, and it works, experience and studies show. But consequences can be severe.

By Bill Tieleman, 25 Aug 2015


Liberal candidate Terry Beech
A Tyee Series

Meet Terry Beech: Tech CEO Turned Political Upstart

Young Liberal vies to win middle ground between Conservative North Shore and NDP Burnaby.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Aug 2015


Dad and kid

To Win this Election, Win the Economy Argument

Progressives can, and must, convince they're best for the household bottom line.

By Kevin Campbell, 24 Aug 2015


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Tyee Poll: Which Harper Conservative Power Abuse Is the Worst?

By popular demand, we’re counting down your top picks.

By Tyee Staff, 24 Aug 2015



Possible Saviour of Canadian Democracy? Independents

Sheldon Clare is fed up with the political system. While running solo, he's definitely not alone.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 Aug 2015



Whew, What a Turn Off!

How polarizing tactics can tranquilize voters, and win elections.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Aug 2015



Kwantlen University Rethinks No-bid Contract for Design School

Project put to public tender after Partnerships BC awards it to former exec.

By Bob Mackin, 24 Aug 2015


A Tyee Series

Burnaby North-Seymour: Canada's Perilously Tight Four-way Race

We should take this new riding seriously; all four parties certainly have.

By Crawford Kilian, 24 Aug 2015



Humans Kill 14 Times More Adult Fish than Wild Predators

Heiltsuk Nation leads the way managing world's worst marine super predator: us.

By Larry Pynn, 22 Aug 2015



'Outsiders Still': Real Talk for Would-Be Female Reporters

Vivian Smith's book a window into glass ceiling of Canadian newsrooms.

By Shannon Rupp, 22 Aug 2015


New Democrat Mira Oreck

Tories in Trouble in Three BC Battlegrounds: Poll

Leadnow-commissioned survey offers new data for anti-Conservative strategic voters.

By Doug Ward, 21 Aug 2015


VCC downtown campus

Is VCC Closing a Campus? Just a Rumour, Says Admin

Support staff and students fear the worst, but college brass says alarm hurts the school.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Aug 2015


'Straight Outta Compton'

'Straight Outta Compton': A Parental Advisory

I took my teen son to a film that invokes Michael Brown's America, but conceals another history.

By Dorothy Woodend, 21 Aug 2015

Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled

The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.

By David Beers and Tyee Staff and Contributors


What is the worst abuse of power perpetrated by the Harper Conservatives?

  • Omnibus bills.
  • Silencing scientists.
  • The secret cheque.
  • Contempt of Parliament.
  • Election spending violations.
  • Robocall conviction.
  • Attack on charities.
  • Did we miss one? Tell us!

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