Sandy Garossino

Sandy Garossino is currently writing a weekly column as legal analyst and contributing editor for the National Observer. A former prosecutor and prominent media commentator, she is a former owner of three Metro Vancouver taxi companies, which together formed the largest privately held fleet of taxis in Western Canada.  She is active in private investments and incubating businesses through global partnerships, primarily in Asia. Follow her @Garossino 

Vancouver's globe-trotting architect Bing Thom saw architecture and public building as a powerful force for social justice

Known by his first name to all, our beloved Bing Thom was memorialized Sunday with a piano recital in the acoustically magnificent concert hall of his own design, UBC’s Chan Centre. No speeches, just...

Empire on trial

The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson
Harjit Sajjan, Afghanistan, soldier, veteran, Justin Trudeau, Swearing in

HARJIT SAJJAN: Why Canada's new Defence Minister is a badass

Canada's new Minister of National Defence is some kind of next-level Spy vs Spy war hero, writes columnist Sandy Garossino.
Lori Shenher, former VPD Det-Const

RCMP should question Harper, says criminal investigations expert

The prime minister and others need to be interviewed, given UBC law professor Ben Perrin’s evidence, says Shenher.
Ray Novak. Canadian Press photo

A lie-detector guide to the latest PMO spin

Say what you will, these PMO guys aren't quitters.
Nigel Wright at Ottawa Courthouse. Elizabeth McSheffrey photo/VO

DUFFY TRIAL: Wright hand flops in court

After the rote pleasantries, Duffy's lawyer Bayne gets under Wright’s skin.
Elizabeth May at the first federal leaders' debate. CP Photo

FIGHT NIGHT: Breakout performance by May counts as a win for Harper

As Elizabeth May re-shuffles the electoral deck with a virtuoso debate performance, does she help Harper most?
A proposed downtown tower; Brian Jackson

RESIGNATION BOMBSHELL: The Ballad of Brian Jackson

The former top city planner wasn’t master of his own house inside City Hall and was unpopular with the public, developers and builders outside a select inner circle.
Stephen Harper

Game on! Harper calls election amid crumbling economy

Harper calls historic election as Canadian economy sinks.

BURNED! Media mocks Harper appearance at BC wildfire

Thompson Okanagan media takes Prime Minister Harper to the woodshed for disrupting firefighting efforts for photo-op.
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