Commentary

Canucks at Satire Fest

Canada's new national anthem debuts in San Francisco [VIDEO]

Le Droit’s Guy Badeaux, The Montreal Gazette’s Terry Mosher, and former Province cartoonist Dan Murphy at Satire Fest, where Canada's new anthem received critical acclaim.
Petronas CEO and Premier Christy Clark in Malaysia on LNG tour - BC Gov't photo

Why Petronas is out of step with Premier Clark's LNG dream

In the almost three years since Premier Clark declared B.C.’s LNG industry “the opportunity of a lifetime” - not a single LNG project has reached the “Final Investment Decision”

Thanksgiving's coming. Let's talk turkey.

Turkeys aren't the most beautiful bird in the barnyard. But they do get a bad rap for being stupid.
Vision mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson - Mychaylo Prystupa

Why I want to be Mayor: Vision's Gregor Robertson

"The challenges of Kinder Morgan, transit, and housing affordability require strong leadership at City Hall," says mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson.
Hong Kong riot police at Umbrella Revolution protest - Derek Yung

Crying out for Hong Kong democracy: police teargas Occupy Central protesters

#OccupyCentral protesters are furious with Beijing's plan to require the Communist Party's approval of candidates running for the city's top elected position

Pull Together: Indigenous leadership shows the way forward to fight climate change

Indigenous leaders are showing the way forward, while a new campaign, Pull Together, invites British Columbians to put reconciliation into action.
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...