Libby Davies

Canada's health care: premiers gather in Victoria to discuss system's future

What does the future hold for health care? With Canada's health accord expiring in 2014, the country's premiers are meeting to discuss plans for medicare. VO is live-blogging from the meetings.

Stephen Harper suffers defeat, as Supreme Court rules Insite can stay open

Insite, Vancouver's controversial safe injection site, can stay open after a ruling by Canada's top court on Friday. Despite repteated attempts by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to shut down the...

Tories miffed, but will keep Insite open

Supreme Court dramatically derails part of Harper's tough-on-crime juggernaut with landmark ruling that Vancouver safe-injection site stays open.

Business community, manufacturers paint gloomy post-HST picture

Old PST will need to be altered when it returns, business community insists.

Libby Davies on Jack Layton's passing

It’s with great sadness and grief that we mourn the loss of Jack Layton. Thank you for the many messages expressing your feelings and sense of loss. I have known Jack for many, many years, going...

Nycole Turmel choice underscores NDP's commitment to women: Linda McQuaig

As a woman takes the helm of the NDP, during Jack Layton's leave, other women are applauding the party's choice. "I think Nycole Turmel is a great choice," said Linda McQuaig, a Toronto-based...

New Democrats MPs unanimous in backing Turmel as interim leader

Rookie Quebec MP, longtime labour leader approved by caucus; final decision goes to party's national council.

Mayor Gregor Robertson congratulates successful Vancouver candidates

Vancouver municipal election 2011: "By having a diverse range of federal political representation, the issues and concerns of Vancouver’s citizens will have a strong voice in the House of Commons."

Enough kitchen-table kvetching: Vancouver event offers strategies for community change

VAN BC's free conference will be held on Sunday, February 13th, at Ray Cam Community Centre, 920 East Hastings, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

First United Church, Union Gospel Mission, Citywide Housing Coalition, and Kerry Jang on state of homeless during cold wave

Since the cold snap hit,  First United Church and Union Gospel Mission have each seen an increase in numbers. The number of guests at First United Church increased from around 250 to 300...