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.

NDP's Brian Topp on couch-surfing and sandwiches

New Democrats decide on Saturday who will replace Jack Layton as their leader. With the NDP race turning bittersweet this week, VO hits the homestretch with Brian Topp.

Joe Oliver's speech coloured by "racism": First Nations Grand Chief

Natural Resources Minister's comments go beyond paternalism and border on racist, First Nations Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said.

NDP hopeful Paul Dewar shares his vision for a progressive future... and improving his French

New Democrats decide on Saturday who will replace Jack Layton as their leader. With the NDP race turning bittersweet this week, VO hits the homestretch with Paul Dewar.

CCPA's alternative federal budget 2012 proposal

As the Conservatives prepare to unveil their first federal budget since winning a majority, the expected slash-happy document is being preempted by an alternative proposal. Will Harper read it?

NDP's Nathan Cullen reflects on weirdest campaign moments and defying expectations

New Democrats decide on Saturday who will replace Jack Layton as their leader. With the race turning bittersweet this week, VO hits the homestretch with Nathan Cullen.

Neo-Nazi group's racist hate crimes condoned by public apathy and silence: police

As an associate of neo-Nazi group Blood and Honour returned to court yesterday, police detectives give VO an exclusive glimpse inside their battle against hate crimes in BC.

Lifelong Canadians face discrimination by their own government...still

With a citizenship lawsuit filed in federal court last month, Lost Canadians continue their quest to end bizarre legal loopholes.

Canada-EU free trade: water privatization not happening, authorities insist

VO brings you Part Two in a series on the secretive CETA free trade deal. Critics fear the agreement opens up Canada's water to multinational corporations.

Canada-EU free trade agreement called corporate Trojan horse

With NDP and Liberals criticizing Canada's secretive CETA agreement, VO launches a series on its impact on Canada's water, democracy, jobs and health.