Commentary

Peter Goldring in front of Ottawa Parliamentary building, May 31, 2012 (2)

Alberta Conservative MP calls Scottish vote a "sham"

50%+1 isn't enough to rip up Canada or Scotland, the Edmonton MP argues
LNG tanker Howe Sound

Anatomy of the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant

Commentary by Dermod Travis on the political genesis of an LNG project in Howe Sound
National Observer newsroom

Independent journalism pays off with truth and results

I was delighted this week to see an e-mail from the people at Kickstarter saying,  “we really love your project!”  Staff at the crowdfunding website said they had chosen our Tar Sands...
9/11 memorial and Iraq war survivor

What I learned from 9/11

Thirteen years ago, I stood in a courtyard on New York’s Lower East Side.  I was pregnant and watching my son line up with other kindergarten boys and enter the school he might have attended...
Gillian Bennett right to die assisted suicide

The right to die? B.C. physician reflects on Gillian Bennett's suicide

"I will take my life today around noon. It is time."

Tragedy of Malaysia Airlines crash is serving as pretext for deepening war by Kyiv gov’t in eastern Ukraine

The catastrophic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17 is prompting a fury of speculative blame and intensification of shelling against cities and towns in eastern...

John Seigenthaler inspired young reporters to practice journalism as "fearless voice of people, public trust"

John Seigenthaler embodied the best of what journalism can be, "a fearless voice of the people, a public trust."

Climate change fuels both California's record drought and "polar vortex" storms

How bad is it? Take a look at the satellite images that rattled even the White House…
Kate Armstrong, director of Elily Carr's SIM program

Art attack: preserving affordable cultural spaces in Vancouver

How do we kick No-Fun City to the curb?