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By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today

Tougher Immigration Rules Test Conservative Support in Chinese Community

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

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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, Today

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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, Today

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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, Today

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A Tyee Series

Lynne Quarmby, Evidence-Based Candidate

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

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


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Rallying the Vote, On and Off Reserve

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

By Katie Hyslop, Yesterday


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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, Yesterday


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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, Yesterday


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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


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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


opinion

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


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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


opinion

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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


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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


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Whew, What a Turn Off!

How polarizing tactics can tranquilize voters, and win elections.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Aug 2015


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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


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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


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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


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'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


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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


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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


culture

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'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


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Counting Canada's Women Political Columnists on One Hand

Attention all TV panels and opinion pages: time to step up your gender representation game.

By Jenn Jefferys, 20 Aug 2015


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Another Industry Reported Quake in BC's Fracking Grounds


Regulator says tremor likely industry-caused, but company says it's too soon to say.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 20 Aug 2015


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The Delusions of David Frum's Mind

Stephen Harper make you worried and angry? Chill, says Canada's prodigal Republican son.

By David Beers, 20 Aug 2015


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Why Foreign Ownership Data Won't Solve Vancouver's Affordability Crisis

And why a national housing strategy just might.

By Margot Young, 20 Aug 2015


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Veteran Ron Clarke

'You Have Forgotten': Seven Conservative Attacks on Canada's Veterans

Pensions killed, offices shut, benefits clawed, a billion dollars unspent, and more.

By Tom Beaver and Ron Clarke, 19 Aug 2015


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UBC professor Maxwell Cameron

What's with Tories' 'Career Politician' Smear?

Party sticks Mulcair with label, but how many of its MPs fit the bill?

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Aug 2015


opinion

Cartoon about 'Team Harper' by Greg Perry

Who Would Go to Bat for Harper's Minority Team?

He'd need a confidence vote to form government, but PM's ally bench more lonely than ever.

By Susan Delacourt, 19 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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