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Haisla First Nation Chief Councillor says Enbridge trying to buy Kitimat vote

This late in the day, a poll of its residents has no binding effect on the project. Next week, the District of Kitimat will seek the views of its residents on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline...

Iraq war resister in DTES pays heavy price for government mistakes

Why are former soldiers like Rodney Watson Jr. paying the price for George W. Bush's grave mistakes?

A waste-to-energy spin doctor's playbook

It's every waste-to-energy company's dream to have independent policymakers defending an incinerator with the same passion as Stephen Harper when he goes to bat for the tar sands.

When one million job openings may mean 210,000 new jobs

It would be tough to miss the ad, particularly if you're trying to watch anything online. The one where WorkBC tells us that “BC's growing economy will lead to one million job openings by 2020.”...

Fossil fuel drive spurs political radicalization in Canada

Disappointing positions from progressive parties on the tar sands?

Tar Sands Reporting Project: Rewarding our Kickstarter backers

We've never been so happy to see such a long list of names.

BC government's disrespectful treatment of teachers takes a heavy toll

On Tuesday, the British Columbia government decided it will appeal a damning BC Supreme Court ruling on January 27 that said the province has grossly violated the bargaining rights of teachers and...

Is the Fair Elections Act unconstitutional? The answer may be in the numbers

Is the federal government really threatening to take away 120,000 votes for the sake of eight cases of voter fraud in 20 years?

Vancouver's transit system needs a face

How do you get people to love a transit system? Give it a friendly face.

Harper wants to make it harder for you to vote in 2015

Is the Fair Elections Act a misnomer?