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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.
Jun 11th, 2013
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.
Aug 29th, 2012
Harper to meet First Nations at chiefs summit
Harper will meet with First Nations representatives to discuss economic development, education, accountability in Ottawa.
Jan 23rd, 2012
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...
The Canadian Press
Jun 1st, 2011
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...
Aug 28th, 2010
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...
Jul 30th, 2010
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,...
Jun 14th, 2010
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...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jan 5th, 2010
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...
Nov 26th, 2009
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....
Linda Solomon Wood
Oct 1st, 2009