Alia Dharssi Feed en Federal budget to deliver significant investments in housing, says minister In a city where a one-bedroom apartment rents for an average of&nbsp;$1,900 per month, some Vancouverites in urgent need of a home have a new alternative: a room in a portable housing development...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News modular housing Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:31:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 23441 at Canada must deepen relationship with Asia, experts say Canada lacks a national strategy for responding to the rise of Asia: experts say it's a problem. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Asia Pacific Canadian economy China Enbridge Northern Gateway India natural resources Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:24:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 15571 at National conversation launched for Canada’s 150th From tackling climate change to cross-country trains, Canadians discuss ways to celebrate Canada's big birthday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Politics City Environment Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:21:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14942 at Building careers in the Downtown Eastside, one block of wood at a time If you walk into a RONA store in the Lower Mainland, you can purchase planters, patio furniture, and wooden Christmas ornaments from an unexpected source: the Downtown Eastside.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City 2010 Olympics aboriginal women Aboriginal youth at risk youth Downtown East Side non-profit organizations social enterprise Trades Training Women youth unemployment Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:03:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14716 at Sayed Kashua uses humour to explore identity conflicts in Israel Sayed Kashua, an award-winning Arab-Israeli writer who is speaking in Vancouver on Saturday (March 9), &nbsp;uses humour to convince his readers to to take their nationalistic identities less...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Books Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:16:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14660 at Broadbent Institute director urges eco-progressives to dive into "nitty gritty" of policy making Rick Smith on the future of the environment and the Canadian economy<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Canadian economy environment environmental sustainability politics Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:11:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14295 at Citizens demand justice for indigenous women at annual missing women's memorial march A sombre memorial marks Valentine's Day in the Downtown Eastside. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City aboriginal women human rights report missing women violence against aboriginal women Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14441 at Hundreds call for justice for Aboriginal women at missing women's memorial march Supporters demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Politics aboriginal women Downtown Eastside Indigenous women Missing women march Valentine's Day Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14428 at Journalist Robert Fisk criticizes shallow news coverage of Middle East “There is, I think, among journalists today and particularly in the United States, an osmotic-parasitic relationship between journalism and power,” said&nbsp;Robert Fisk,&nbsp;a world-renowned Middle...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Politics Arab Awakening Egyptian revolution Robert Fisk in Vancouver St. Andrew's Wesley Church Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14264 at Legendary Middle East journalist Robert Fisk to speak at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church today Reporter Robert Fisk has offered up blunt truths about the often war-torn region.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East People Arab Spring Middle East coverage Palestinian state Robert Fisk in Vancouver Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:47:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14248 at