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.

Government pipeline rhetoric reminiscent of Cold War, McCarthyism: prof

Federal accusations that Enbridge opponents are "foreign" influenced "radicals" are frighteningly familiar to a Cold War historian.

Surrey seniors and farm-workers rally for economic justice

A demonstration at a Surrey seniors' home yesterday shone light on poverty and inequality.

Missing Women Inquiry: Senior RCMP officer stands by glowing report

The author of a 2002 report praising RCMP for its efforts to catch serial killer Robert Pickton stood by his conclusions, despite admitting more could have been done in hindsight.

World Economic Forum: Financial crisis, inequality threatens entire social contract

The prognosis is grim: nearly 500 of the world's industry, government and social experts warn of a 'dystopian future' and social unrest.

Joe Oliver channels famous autocrat with open letter (hint: al-Assad)

A federal minister called critics of the Northern Gateway pipeline foreign-controlled radicals intent on destroying Canada's economy. Did Syria's al-Assad crib his speaking notes?

Labour expert warns of conflict with public sector contracts up for renewal

With government employees hitting the bargaining table today and the province balking at wage raises, a UVic professor predicts 2012 a year of confrontation.

Liberals gain MP as Quebec New Democrat crosses Commons floor in surprise announcement

The federal NDP holds onto its sizable status in House of Commons, even as a prominent Thomas Mulcair supporter abandons ship for the Liberals.

B.C. worried about foreign funding for tar sands, not environmental groups: pipeline poll

With hearings starting tomorrow, the Conservative government has accused opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline of being foreign-funded radicals. But a new poll suggests otherwise.

Farmers launch $14.5 billion lawsuit against Conservatives' wheat board closure

Farmers furious at Conservative legislation to strip the Canadian Wheat Board of its marketing powers have launched a massive court case.