Jenny Uechi

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

Ontario gets enlightened about sexual harrassment

In a powerful new ad against sexual assault and harassment, male actors look directly at the camera and thank viewers for staying quiet.  "Thanks for minding your own business," one man says,...
Canadian politics, Harper government, charitable status, CRA, CRA audits

Charities rebel against CRA targeting

Oxfam, Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Ecojustice are among the 18 organizations that signed onto a letter pushing back against the federal government's targeting of charitable organizations...

Obama vetoes Keystone XL

U.S. President Barack Obama has just vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill. The controversial pipeline, proposed by Calgary-based pipeline company TransCanada, won broad support from the Republican-...

Meetings between Kinder Morgan and feds leave no paper trail

No records, no agenda, no minutes, no briefing notes. That's what Vancouver-based economist and former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan learned from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request on senior-level...
Photo of typical Fraser River gravel mining bar by Andrew S. Wright

Money and influence cast long shadow over province's decisions on Fraser River, records suggest

Scientists say money and connections have too much power in B.C. politics, following the green-lighting of a controversial gravel mining project on the Fraser River expected to have serious impact on...

New Tory employment minister brings American-style right-wing agenda to the job

The Harper administration has just appointed Pierre Poilievre, the former Conservative minister for democratic reform, to minister of employment and social development. Maclean's magazine once...
Alanna Mitchell

PuSh Festival's "Sea Sick" a riveting tale about dying oceans

It's a huge shame that Alanna Mitchell's Sea Sick isn't playing on big screens around the world, as Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth once did. Her story about ocean acidification...
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...

Province approves controversial Fraser River gravel mining project

Scientist says province reneged on promise to protect one of the world's oldest fish populations.