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Carol Baird Ellan NDP candidate Burnaby North Seymour Vancouver Observer

NDP chooses ex-judge for tight federal race in Burnaby

"I find I am not able to remain on the sidelines any more. Too much is at stake," says retired judge Carol Baird Ellan, who will run for the NDP in Burnaby North Seymour.
Left: oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright. Right: image from Wikimedia Commons

Why plummeting oil prices may hasten Canada's shift to renewable energy

A rapid increase in oil prices during the 1970s caused Denmark to radically alter its national energy policy, with the goal of replacing fossil fuels entirely with renewable energy. More than 40...
Nathan Cullen photo by George Heyman

Nathan Cullen says Northern Gateway about more than pipeline

“It’s more than just about a pipeline. It’s about our voice and our right to speak,” said Cullen.
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.

Olivia Chow to speak in Vancouver about life, loss, faith and art

"In Chinese languages there is no past or future tense, just a sort of infinite tense. Jack is now part of that infinite tense. But I live in the present tense.”
Christy Clark to run in Kelowna by-election

Christy Clark to run in Kelowna by-election

Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart has formally stepped aside to make room for his party leader Christy Clark to run in a by-election in the safe Okanagan Valley.

Women make up one-third of the legislature, but does that mean a win for women in BC?

It's been one week since the BC election, which saw not only the victory of a female Premier, but also 29 women who won seats in the Legislative Assembly. But does having more female representation...

BC election has global energy implications and likely making Harper twitchy

With the third largest proven reserves of oil in the world, and limited means of shipping that oil to foreign markets, the implications of the BC election now reach well beyond provincial borders....

Parliament debates NDP motion to defeat FIPA

The Canadian House of Commons debated a motion Thursday to stop the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA, or FIPA). The NDP, whose MP Don Davies tabled the motion,...

The Man Behind The Mustache: Rick Roberts on playing Jack Layton

Jack Layton and Olivia Chow really lived what they believed, says actor Rick Roberts.