David P. Ball

David P. Ball is a freelance writer and photojournalist in Vancouver, B.C., on Coast Salish territories. Find him at davidpball.net and @davidpball on twitter. 

In love with photojournalism since he was eight, David studied professional writing and political science at the University of Victoria, following that passion to the Middle East where he reported from the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. He has been published in more than 20 publications.

Tides Canada's Ross McMillan shoots back at Ezra Levant's "money launderers" slur

“They're money-launderers," Ezra Levant said of Tides Canada. Ross McMillan, Tides Canada's director, sets the record straight.

Tories claim Canada-Europe free trade deal will boost Canadian jobs. Unions disagree.

Harper's nearly complete trade deal with the EU would bring 80,000 jobs, the Tories say. But unions say it will destroy 150,000. Who's right?

Federal budget 2012: cuts to Elections Canada, environmental assessment, CBC

By the numbers: $5.2 billion in cuts. $377 million slashed from foreign aid. 19,200 federal jobs gone. $275 million for Aboriginal schools. 10% hacked from CBC.

Missing women: BC rejects extension call from Pickton victim families, NDP

With only 16 hearing days left in the missing women inquiry, relatives of Robert Pickton's victims called for an extension, but BC won't budge on its inquiry deadline.

350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper

Climate hero Bill McKibben attended the same grade school as PM Stephen Harper, he told nearly thousand people at CCPA's annual fundraiser. Oh, how they've drifted apart.

Did Pierre Poutine hack NDP vote?

Was a Pierre Poutine-style attack behind the site slow-downs that embarrassed and disrupted the New Democratic Party leadership vote on Saturday? Today, the company running its online...

Nathan Cullen praises Mulcair and reflects on NDP leadership race

His voice hoarse from a "stunning" third-place finish at Saturday's NDP leadership convention, northern BC's Nathan Cullen told VO Mulcair is proving to be a good choice for New Democrats.

NDP celebrates Mulcair win, but some activists anxious about party future

As Thomas Mulcair, leader-elect from the New Democratic Party's nail-biting convention this weekend, faced off against the Tories today, he won the praise of fellow party members for...

Mad Men season premiere tonight: portents of culture clashes and racial tensions

Mad Men returns from hibernation tonight. As the ad execs head into the tumultuous mid-1960s, VO brings you the low-down on what you can expect this season.

Inside the Tory think tank

Conservatives at last weekend's Manning Networking Conference took swipes at environmentalists, First Nations and public child care.