Commentary

Are we still choking on the fumes of 20th century industrial policy?

The nature of Vancouver as a large conurbation extending up the Fraser Valley means that the problems are not going to go away without drastic policy action.

Despite efforts to suppress journalistic expression, no longer a quiet Canada

Canada has been turned upside down in recent weeks. From the attacks in Ottawa to the sex allegations against CBC’s top cultural broadcaster, it’s been a shock to what many considered a relatively...
Jian Ghomeshi in a photograph by Jess Baumung

CBC's cult of denial: heads should roll for ignoring Ghomeshi improprieties

Yesterday, I clenched my jaw and fumed as I listened to former Q chase producer Roberto Veri tell CanadaLand’s Jesse Brown about the time he watched Jian Ghomeshi dry-hump a Q staffer.

When will Vancouver get a proper high-speed rail link that connects us to the rest of the West Coast?

What would it take to have fast, reliable, world-class rail service from Vancouver down the west coast? Is it too much to ask?

London, Vancouver, and Tokyo can share Olympic-sized lessons

Following London’s example, a major focus of planning for the Games is the “legacy,” something which the City of Vancouver knows about.
Environmental reporting

As more news groups close enviro desks, public's access to information changes

NPR’s recent environmental desk reduction raises questions about the state of environmental reporting in Canada.

Calling it "Ghomeshigate" is an insult to his accusers

 We have the stupidest trend in word history going on, one that makes me want to jam a fork in my eye and twist every time someone starts it up again. It’s this fad of using “-gate” as a suffix...
Jian Ghomeshi

Ghomeshi must have faced "literal line-up of young women prepared to do anything the artist wants"

Readers write in with their reactions to Jian Ghomeshi story

Fifty shades of Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi defends his BDSM lifestyle on Facebook against shocking allegations by Toronto Star and unnamed sources after firing by CBC in Canada's latest blockbuster of a scandal.
SFU Professor Lynne Quarmby Kinder Morgan blockade arrest

SFU professor expecting her arrest for blockade of Kinder Morgan

"We anticipate the return of Kinder Morgan with an injunction and orders for us to be arrested" - SFU biochemistry professor Lynne Quarmby