Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group, and Managing Editor of The Vancouver Observer.

Harper with York police

Harper announces increased CSIS powers to combat terrorism

Canada will expand spying powers, criminalize terrorism promotion and increase the use of "classified information" to punish non-citizens as part of sweeping changes to improve security, Prime...
Oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright

NAFTA votes against investigating oil sands tailings ponds

NAFTA's environmental watchdog voted unanimously not to investigate oil sands tailings ponds pollution, despite recommendations from staff to launch a probe. It's the third time a NAFTA probe...
Left:  Parliament. Right: maple leaf engraved on coffins at Beny-sur-mer, France

Sorry, soldiers who died for Canada weren't citizens: government

"What does it matter that maple leaves adorn tombstones of various cemeteries in Europe...? Canada has lost none of its nationals during the last two World Wars, at least not officially," begins an...

Obama's State of the Union good news for Keystone XL opponents

He didn't mention the pipeline by name, but U.S. President Barack Obama clearly referenced Keystone XL in his State of the Union speech tonight.  “Twenty-first century businesses need twenty-...
Dan Cantor speaking in Vancouver

A wizard of U.S. politics tells Canadian progressives how to win

The founder of the U.S. Working Families Party made no bones about his opinion of Canada's Prime Minister during a visit in Vancouver on Sunday.  “This guy Harper is a menace,” he said, speaking...
Kevin Page

Ex-Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page on muzzled scientists, secrecy and "broken" government

"There's no accountability. It's completely, completely broken," said former Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, who was hailed as a "national hero" for insisting that federal government be...
Photo of tailings pond by Andrew S. Wright

Canada's campaign to block NAFTA's oil sands tailings pond probe slammed by critics

Canada and international environmental regulators collide over alleged oil sands tailings pond seepage into Athabasca River.

President Obama the last hurdle stopping Keystone XL

All eyes are on U.S. President Barack Obama, now that the Republican-dominatedHouse of Representatives voted 266-153 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.   And in a split...

We're hiring: Executive Assistant for Vancouver Observer and National Observer

Observer Media Group [The Vancouver Observer and National Observer] is looking for an organized communicator to provide executive assistance  to the company’s CEO. Join our dynamic team and grow...

Canadian political cartoonists react to Charlie Hebdo shootings

Canadian cartoonists reacted with shock at the shootings that left 12 dead at the office of French magazine Charlie Hébdo.