Commentary

Rafe Mair Apologizes to Chris Shaw in The Tyee; Is Jim Green Next?

 Tyee columnist Rafe Mair apologized to Chris Shaw yesterday in an article in The Tyee. He said he had  disagreed with Shaw's anti-Olympics position for years, but had now changed his mind...

Olympics Lame Excuse to Erode Basic Canadian Freedoms

In the opinion of the author, a sport event just doesn't merit giving up hard-won rights.

What Backroom Deal Got us the Olympics?

So Premier Gordon Campbell may have cut a deal with former city councillor Jim Green to gain his support for Vancouver’s 2010 bid, a recent interview with a Huffpo writer and Mr. Green reveals. That'...

Pol's Silence Slaps Housing Problems onto Young

By the time the provincial election in B.C. is held in May, British Columbians will have, in the course of seven months, participated in federal, municipal and provincial elections. Notwithstanding...

Conservatives Drop "Equality" Language Regarding Women

In a stream of continued insults to women’s rights, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives removed the word “equality” from their official playbook on women. In the same month, they also gave an award...

Dems Suffering Post Traumatic Sarah Disorder

There's something weird going on with the Hillarites. In the last few days I've had three disturbing discussions with three very different people and I think it's time for an intervention. All three...

A fatherless Father's Day: reflections on an absent dad

Every year at this time, fathers across the country bask in the affection of their beloved children. Gifts of ties, barbecue accessories and the like fill the den as families recognize the importance...

Cambie Story: Disrupted Routines and Rising Home Costs

Jan Harding has lived at Eight Oaks Coop for seven years, long enough to develop routines shopping along Cambie. She used to walk her dogs, Theo and Zoe, on the other side of Cambie where it is a...

Iraq Liberation: A Bi-Partisan Reminder

As we get closer to the U.S. general elections in 2008, and as the various candidates inevitably become more and more polarized (read: extreme and unrealistic) it’s worth taking a quick look...

Michael Moore: Reel, or Reflection?

Take several large behemoths with differing agendas, marketing departments, legal teams and legions of investors and mix them together in the glare of the international media spotlight and you’re...