Commentary

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...

Can we mend thousands of years of displaced history in Vancouver?

On Thursday January 22nd, reporters gathered to capture the story of the three-site exhibit c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city. The exhibits acknowledge thousands of years of culture that...
BC has cut fossil fuel use and maintained a strong economy

Canadians are ready for carbon pricing, politicians not so much: experts

Politicians remember all too well the lambasting Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion took in 2008 when he proposed a carbon price. But evidence shows that times have changed, and so has Canada.
Why I left my dream job to work at NationBuilder

Why I left my dream job to work at NationBuilder

It is an audacious experiment focused on providing the infrastructure for a world where people can step up, connect, create, and lead.
Polar Bear Swim. Photo courtesy of Manda Aufochs Gillespie

Plunging in to the New Year

We ran across a frozen field of grass that felt like broken glass on our feet and stumbled into the sauna. Within 10 minutes, I was convinced that a new tradition had been created.
Women crossing police line on Burnaby Mountain

Woman tells of tough arrest on Burnaby Mountain at Kinder Morgan protest

I was arrested on Sunday November 23 for peacefully protesting by crossing an arbitrary police line (which later was revealed not to be in the Kinder Morgan injunction zone) on Burnaby Mountain...
strong environmental regulations mean a more competitive economy

News flash: strong environmental regulations mean a more competitive economy

Environmental regulations encourage firms to cut pollution by raising the cost of polluting, making them more efficient and eventually leading to cost savings.
Ezra Levant at an anti-oil pipeline rally in Vancouver

VIDEO: Sun TV smears Preston Manning for believing in climate change

This won't end well. Sun TV fired first in what could be the beginning of a nasty civil war within Canada's conservative movement. Preston Manning, founding father of the modern conservative movement...
Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one. Photo by Lydur Skulason via Flick

Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one

If BC leaders took a trip to Reykjavik in Iceland, they could learn how the city benefits from the largest district heating system in the world.