Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group.  She is Managing Editor of National Observer.

Koch brothers, Koch industries, oil sands

Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today.  "Bulletin records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...
RIck Scott, Climate change, global warming, science

Climate change "ban" threatens public safety

Florida Governor Rick Scott's alleged 'ban' on words like "climate change" might just be stifling the state's ability to prepare for extreme weather events, said Tristram Korten, the journalist who...
DresscodePM, niqab, Muslim women,

Twitter users ridicule Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper provoked a flurry of social media responses when he stated in the House of Commons yesterday that the niqab (a face veil used by some Muslim women) was "anti-women." The...
Sturgeon, sport fishing, B.C. tourism, corruption government process

Sturgeon anglers despair over mining of Fraser River

Power shovels have begun excavating 105,000 cubic metres of gravel in the area known as the "Heart of the Fraser" from a site called Seabird Bar B, located on reserve lands near Agassiz, B.C....

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...