Government

Dr. Katie Gibbs: Scientists call for evidence based decisions by governments

Dr. Katie Gibbs is the executive director of a new science advocacy group called "Evidence for Democracy" which advocates using science to develop public policy.

Chinese official explains expensive watches amid fury on Sina Weibo

Chinese Web users are angry at a photo of a local official smiling at a fatal crash in the country's northeast.

Harper to meet First Nations at chiefs summit

Harper will meet with First Nations representatives to discuss economic development, education, accountability in Ottawa.

Canada's new foreign minister hazy on history of Israeli Palestinian conflict

OTTAWA -- John Baird is acknowledging he's got some homework to do on the Conservative government's signature foreign policy in the Middle East. Baird, named foreign affairs minister by Prime...

Where to lay the blame in the Manila hostage debacle? Everywhere.

On Tuesday, a little after 12:30 AM in the Philippines, recently-elected Philippine President Benigno Aquino III stepped up to the podium in Manila to comment on the crisis that had begun nearly...

HST controversy to die a quiet death

Remember the HST? You do. You’re paying it, everyday, on everything aside from what the provincial government (technically speaking, the federal government) deems not to be essential goods and...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces participation of key leaders at the Muskoka G-8 Summit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that the Government of Canada has extended invitations to Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, as well as to Colombia,...

Mayor Gregor Robertson's Twitter Posts Reveal Relentless Schedule and Concern for Homeless

Mayor Gregor Robertson's latest Twitter posts reveal talk of the new Mt. Pleasant Shelter and show signs of resignation to a City Budget that didn't have it all...

The Death of Journalism: David Eaves and Vancouver's Open Source Era (part two)

Christabel Shaler continues her conversation with David Eaves about open source government.... VO: Tell me about the “Death of Journalism.” Eaves: This subject is usually approached in terms of...

The Seat of Influence in City Hall

By the time Penny Ballem walked through the front doors and took her seat at 12th and Cambie last December, she had earned a reputation as a cool-headed, determined, and principled public servant....