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After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to
Canada's National Observer
. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!
Investigative reporter Bruce Livesey joins National Observer team
Apr 22nd, 2015
Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada
Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today. "Bulletin records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...
Mar 12th, 2015
How Harper's disastrous diplomacy crushed Keystone XL
President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill is nothing less than a devastating indictment of Stephen Harper's foreign policy.
Feb 25th, 2015
Open letter to President Obama: please veto the Keystone XL pipeline -- for future generations
There is no reason to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to go through, and there are many reasons to not. Vetoing it will be a gesture of support for future generations
Jan 11th, 2015
Journalists thank Bezos for Koch-blocking Washington Post buyout
Oddly, the Koch brothers were never serious contenders for the deal, but journalists have been fêting the Bezos buy as a victory over the oil barons nonetheless.
Aug 6th, 2013
Harper, his Three Amigos and the quest for one bad egg
The federal government has recently spent $5 million dollars on a terrific use of taxpayer dollars. About a year ago, the Harper government promised to spend $8 million to root out bad charitable...
Apr 4th, 2013
Sun News host Ezra Levant recalls “wonderful” Koch foundation summer
One of Canada's most conservative commentators dodges funding questions about Ethical Oil in a conversation with VO.
David P. Ball
Apr 30th, 2012
Senator Cowan demands accountability from Tory educational and charitable organizations
With enviro groups under fire, Senator James Cowan says the National Finance Committee must also look into corporate lobbies and think-tanks like The Fraser Institute.
Apr 27th, 2012
Fraser Institute co-founder confirms 'years and years' of U.S. oil billionaires' funding
With nearly 16 per cent of its budget from foreign sources, the influential Fraser Institute claims that $500,000 from the US Koch family only went to its international programs.
David P. Ball
Apr 26th, 2012
“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires
In just four years, U.S. Tea Party architects the Koch brothers poured half a million dollars into Canadian right-wing think tank, the Fraser Institute.
Apr 25th, 2012