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Stories for week starting Monday, March 19, 2018


Federal Ministers Argue Trans Mountain Expansion Is Necessary Part of Climate Plan

They say national carbon pricing not possible without Alberta’s support.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, Today


Homes, Not Investments, Say Advocates

Q&As with HALT and Vancouver Is Falling. Part two in a series on locals fighting the housing crisis.

By Christopher Cheung, Today


Trudeau, Notley and Trans Mountain Claims: A Tyee Fact Check

Pipeline politicians’ promises of riches rest on one Kinder Morgan consultant’s report challenged by critics.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


BC Hydro Handing Customer Information to Police Without Warrants

Number of police requests have plunged since 2014.

By Bryan Carney, Yesterday


Vancouver Housing Advocates Rise Up to Tackle Unaffordability

New citizen groups tell us how they are making a difference in a city few can afford.

By Christopher Cheung, Yesterday


Renters, Rights, Rezonings: Vancouver Advocates Call for Housing Rethink

Q&As with Abundant Housing Vancouver and the Vancouver Tenants Union. Part one in a series on housing advocates.

By Christopher Cheung, Yesterday


How the BC NDP Won the Battle for Green Support

An excerpt from a new book reveals the stomach-churning details of backroom negotiations after the 2017 election.

By Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman, 19 Mar 2018


Review Takes Fish Testing Lab Off the Hook

No ‘evidence of financial or technical conflict of interest’ for lab that tests BC farmed fish.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Mar 2018


Why the New Health Tax Makes Sense

BC Liberal tax policies increased inequality; despite attacks, replacing MSP premiums is sound policy.

By Paul Willcocks, 19 Mar 2018