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Danny Kresnyak

Recent prairie ex-pat Danny Kresnyak says journalism is a verb and as close as he gets to a religion. He writes about the bonds between human beings, the struggles they face and the innovations they create to overcome them. 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canadian politics, Mike Duffy,

Harper visits North Van, refuses to answer Duffy questions as protests rage outside

During a visit to North Vancouver, Prime Minister Stephen Harper dodged reporters' questions about the Mike Duffy trial, which started today.  "I had no knowledge of these events and won't...
Harper, Prime Minister Harper, Canadian politics, federal election

Harper talks of Iran's tyranny, as protesters denounce his visit

“We are committed to a day when Iran can be free from tyranny,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an address to members of Vancouver’s Iranian community in Coast Coal Harbor Hotel's ballroom, as...
Surrey coal terminal, Warren Buffett, Jimmy Pattison,

Citizens battle Surrey coal exports in court

Kevin Washbrook argues that coal expansion poses huge health and climate risks for Canada without real benefit for locals.