Investigations

BC Liberal Party director caught up in billion-dollar scandal in Ontario

Premier Christy Clark’s government is caught up in the scandal surrounding the Ontario Liberal government over the billion dollar-and-rising cost of cancelling two planned natural gas electricity...

New "concerned citizens group" has deep pockets and close ties to oil industry

Last week, a new ad promoting oil pipelines appeared ahead of my favourite new song on YouTube. It featured a pair of actors having a simulated ‘real-life’ conversation about the paradox...

CSIS spying on citizens at alarming rate, FOIs reveal

Citizens engaging in peaceful protests are increasingly under surveillance for "non-violent attacks" to Canada's security, documents reveal.

Inside Canada's health care privatization movement

“It’s too bad there aren’t more people behind this idea,” commented an ash blonde attendee in a grey pencil skirt and matching suit jacket as we filed into the elevator at The Fraser Institute on...

U.S. funding helped to re-open the Canadian abortion debate

Last May in Ottawa, 20 Conservative MPs participated in the March for Life, an annual anti-abortion protest that mirrors its namesake in Washington, D.C.  The march commemorates a 1973 U.S....

Facebook speaks out about Amanda Todd post-mortem bullying

The social media giant tells VO readers how to prevent other acts of bullying.

A call for a universal drug plan for Canada

National health insurance challenge: one in six BC residents too poor to pay for prescription drugs, a new report in Canadian Medical Association Journal says, calling for change.

American guns, Canadian deaths

With four in the Lower Mainland dead and another wounded since Christmas Eve, VO investigates the source of the guns.

Holiday gun violence leaves death and soul searching in its wake

The shooting scene of student Alok Gupta – who was filling in for friends at their corner store when he was killed on Christmas Day – is marked by three fresh bouquets of flowers placed near the door...