Obversations

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Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms more critical than ever

Canada celebrates our constitution's Pearl Anniversary today. But let us not honour it idly: the stakes are simply too high.

NDP celebrates Mulcair win, but some activists anxious about party future

As Thomas Mulcair, leader-elect from the New Democratic Party's nail-biting convention this weekend, faced off against the Tories today, he won the praise of fellow party members for...

Online spying, "foreign radicals" and faux patriotism: Conservatives bare draconian teeth

Jailing refugees and pot growers wasn't enough to whet the Tory appetite for change. They've now labelled critics child pornographers, foreign radicals, anti-Canada – even Nazis. What can we do?

Joe Oliver channels famous autocrat with open letter (hint: al-Assad)

A federal minister called critics of the Northern Gateway pipeline foreign-controlled radicals intent on destroying Canada's economy. Did Syria's al-Assad crib his speaking notes?

Missing Women Inquiry resumes next week, but will it make a difference?

The New Year sees Round Two of the inquiry into the botched Pickton investigation, but many questions remain.

Occupy the New Year: Reflections on covering a global movement

From tragedy to community, critique to inspiration, reporting on Occupy for VO yielded hopes for the New Year.
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