Is Canada Ripe for a Syriza Movement?

Greek leader Alexis Tsipras

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Our cautious left-of-centre parties could learn a thing or two from bold Greek coalition. Read more »

By Crawford Kilian, Today

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Return of the Netflix Tax?

Canadian government quietly consults on sales tax for digital products.

By Michael Geist, Today

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Victoria's Secret: Dumping Raw Sewage Like It's 1915

The icky, smelly, rotten no-good political mess that could cost taxpayers a billion. (Yes, a billion!)

By Sarah Berman, Yesterday

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How the City of Angels Fell Head Over Heels for Transit

On a visit to L.A., a Vancouverite revels in a transit-fuelled downtown revival.

By Doug Ward, Yesterday

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Downsize Democracy for 40 Years, Here's What You Get

New signs civilization is veering towards collapse.

By Murray Dobbin, Yesterday


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Tyee Poll: Do You Support BC's Wolf Cull to Save the Caribou?

Tell us what you think.

26 Jan 2015


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A CBC Defender Aims to Be Vancouver Island's Next Green

Driven to save the threatened broadcaster, Jo-Ann Roberts enters the ring.

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Jan 2015


opinion

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BC Labour Is Now Led by Women, and They've Got Plans

Provincial pioneers Irene Lanzinger and Joey Hartman on the year ahead.

By Tom Sandborn, 24 Jan 2015


opinion

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Conservative Scholar Helped Shape Stephen Harper's Worldview

Walter Berns inspired a generation of Alberta conservatives.

By Donald Gutstein, 24 Jan 2015


opinion

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Child Care Is a Worthy Investment: BC Banker

By neglecting to support it, we commit a double foul on the economy.

By Kevin Campbell, 23 Jan 2015


opinion

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Can We Regain Economic Equality?

That is, without a major coup or popular revolt? Last of two on the Oxfam wealth report.

By Crawford Kilian, 23 Jan 2015


opinion

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We Sold What? Canada Signs Billion-Dollar Weapons Deal with Saudi Arabia

Turns out, Saudis to use our military vehicles to protect against dissenters.

By Jonathan Manthorpe, 23 Jan 2015


mediacheck

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Would Funding Boost Save the CBC?

NDP would bolster budget if elected, but critic says money alone isn't the problem.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Jan 2015


news

Syrian refugees

Will Canada Meet Its Target to Bring in 10,000 Syrian Refugees?

Canada's past record with Syria asylum-seekers raises concerns, says think tank.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Jan 2015


opinion

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How Inequality Became the Status Quo

Disparity isn't the result of natural evolution; it was engineered over decades. First of two on the Oxfam wealth report.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jan 2015


news

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Wolf Cull a Necessary, 'Desperate' Strategy to Save Caribou, Says Conservationist

But if habitat degradation continues, most parties agree it's unjustifiable.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jan 2015


news

Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Geoff Dean

There's a Population Boom South of the Fraser River, But Post-Secondary Isn't Keeping Pace

Students shouldn't have to commute to attend school, say community leaders.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Jan 2015


opinion

Terry Teegee

Carrier Sekani Chiefs to Province: Reset Talks on Natural Resource Development

Denial of aboriginal rights is 'fundamentally racist.'

By Carrier Sekani Chiefs, 21 Jan 2015


news

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Gov't Urged to Pursue Charges on 33,000-litre Jet Fuel Spill

Private citizen Marilyn Burgoon got court to accept case in December.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2015


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Is that Story Too Good to Be True? It's Probably a Hoax

Journalist Craig Silverman on Internet rumours, lies and 'batmen' spotted on the moon.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Jan 2015


news

Vincent Gogolek

BC Gov't Hiding 'Embarrassing' Reports, FOI Advocate Says

Opposition MLA agrees, calling the province's privacy policy 'ridiculous.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 20 Jan 2015


opinion

Working poor

Please Advise! Any Tips for Vancouver's Working Poor, Globe and Mail?

No? Well, Dr. Steve can try, but as Eric and Ilsa show, this is a city of indiscriminate struggle.

By Steve Burgess, 20 Jan 2015


news

Carmen Cheung

Canada's Prisons Watchdog Slams Solitary Confinement

Constitutional challenge adds to concerns over 'most austere' form of segregation.

By David P. Ball, 20 Jan 2015


opinion

Drugs

Those Firings at the Health Ministry Were Bad for Your Health

More than ever, we need prescription drug evaluation: MLAs.

By Judy Darcy and Adrian Dix, 20 Jan 2015


mediacheck

Video streaming

Could You Get Dinged for Streaming Video?

Canadian law frowns on downloading, but online streams have their own rules.

By Michael Geist, 20 Jan 2015


opinion

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Memo to Clark: Public Education Just Won Big in Washington State

BC should take careful note of its neighbour's mistakes.

By Bill Tieleman, 20 Jan 2015


news

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A Tyee Series

Low-Rent Mansion Living? In Vancouver? Really?

Yes, really. Groups of frustrated renters are snapping up urban acreages, and spend less on housing than the rest of us.

By David P. Ball, 19 Jan 2015


opinion

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Alberta's Crazy Oil Bender Is Over

Now stuck with a crude hangover, it could've been like wise and sober Norway.

By Mitchell Anderson, 19 Jan 2015


opinion

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Mair Predicts: Greens Will Hold Balance of Power

Coming election a chance to register protest by voting in maverick MPs.

By Rafe Mair, 19 Jan 2015


news

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Should Cellphones Come With Health Warnings?

No conclusive evidence that cellphones pose risk, but MP wants warning labels.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Jan 2015


Child Care Is a Worthy Investment: BC Banker

By neglecting to support it, we commit a double foul on the economy.

By Kevin Campbell

 

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