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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...
Apr 2nd, 2014
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?
Mar 20th, 2014
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.
Linda Solomon Wood
Mar 17th, 2014
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.”...
Mar 10th, 2014
Fossil fuel drive spurs political radicalization in Canada
Disappointing positions from progressive parties on the tar sands?
Feb 27th, 2014
Tar Sands Reporting Project: Rewarding our Kickstarter backers
We've never been so happy to see such a long list of names.
Feb 20th, 2014
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...
Feb 14th, 2014
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?
Feb 12th, 2014
Vancouver's transit system needs a face
How do you get people to love a transit system? Give it a friendly face.
Feb 4th, 2014
Harper wants to make it harder for you to vote in 2015
Is the Fair Elections Act a misnomer?
Feb 6th, 2014