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Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group.  She is a special reports writer for National Observer.

Strategic voting in B.C. ridings “crucial” for outcome of federal election

DECISION 2011: Anti-Conservative group promotes strategic voting to prevent a Tory majority -- even if it means voters have to hold their noses.

Homeless writers find a voice with Megaphone magazine's literary issue

Megaphone magazine, the homeless publication that gives a voice to people of the Downtown Eastside, is celebrating the launch of its special literary issue, Voices of the Street. The 68-page...

Ignatieff urges Canadians to vote for the centre. His Liberal centre.

'Big red tent' represents what Canadians want most, he says: a compassionate, progressive, responsible middle ground.

Is Canada prepared for a nuclear disaster?

Ottawa's invested too much and grown too close to act as an independent regulator, critics say.

Mayor and council vote unanimously against casino expansion

Present facility can relocate, but no increase in local gaming without public consultation.

Excluded from official debates, Green Party leader Elizabeth May gets her televised bout

She's been excluded from the federal election debates, but Green Party leader Elizabeth May is still going to have her say. Channel Zero, an independent Canadian broadcaster, gave May and all...

Project Democracy website educates Canadians on strategic voting in federal campaign

Canadians tend to be a left-leaning bunch. Because of our 'first-past-the-post' voting system, however, we can end up with a Conservative majority government with just 35 percent of the popular vote...

Ken Lum tells of father's devastating gambling addiction, as moral issues surface at casino hearings

Moral questions surrounding gambling surfaced repeatedly in today's public hearing on casino expansion. Councillors pressed casino proponents hard, eliciting some surprising answers from casino...

Vancouverites speak out about proposed casino at BC Place: live blog from City Hall

10:10 -- Brian Middleton, first speaker comes up. He started working for casinos 25 yrs ago. He speaks in support of the casino and questions why charities and sports programs are funded through...

Prominent citizens come out against proposed casino

On the eve of City Council's public hearings on the Edgewater casino expansion, prominent citizens have signed on to oppose a new gambling facility in the city's downtown area.   Milton...