Jenny Uechi

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

 Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at UN Climate Summit with her husband and daughter

A Marshallese mother's powerful poem to her daughter moves people to tears at UN Climate Summit

Marshall Islands native Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner recited a poem in the form of a message to her infant daughter that won a standing ovation at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York.  An official U.N....
Leonardo DiCaprio at UN Climate summit

Leonardo DiCaprio tells leaders at UN to make history or be vilified by it: full text of speech

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who marched with Canada's Indigenous leaders at the Peoples' Climate March in New York, gave a powerful speech at the UN Climate Summit.  Speaking as a "...

"This is what democracy looks like": 400,000 people hit the street for Peoples Climate March in New York

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,  British primatologist Jane Goodall, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and author Naomi Klein were among 400,000 people who marched through New York City for the...

Leonardo DiCaprio rallies with Canadian Indigenous leaders at People's Climate March in New York

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was marching with Canada's Indigenous leaders against the tar sands at the Peoples' Climate March in New York.

Indigenous leaders at People's Climate March call for protection of water from oil pollution (PHOTOS)

First Nation environmental advocates from Canada gathered in New York for the Peoples' Climate March, the largest climate rally in history. Vancouver-based photographer Zack Embree captured...

Canadians converge in New York for world's biggest climate rally

Sierra Club executive director John Bennett is planning to be among hundreds of Canadians converging in New York City to join the Peoples' Climate March on Sunday. With over 100,000 people expected...
Photo of teachers strike by Mychaylo Prystupa

B.C. teachers should seize the moment and end strike, says legal expert

Teachers have the upper hand right now, and should accept the deal while public support is still strong, says a former Crown prosecutor.

Tory staffer fired after supporting inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women

A Manitoba Conservative staffer who expressed support for a missing women's inquiry was fired for voicing a viewpoint that veered from the party line on the issue.  Spencer Fernando, a member of...

FIPA could force Canada to keep weak environmental laws: May

"Any state-owned enterprise from China that was counting on our weak environmental laws can sue us," says the Green Party leader.
Prime Minister Harper and Xi Jinping, FIPA

Harper OKs potentially unconstitutional China-Canada FIPA deal, coming into force October 1

It's official: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) today. In a short, two-paragraph news...