politics

Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China

Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher

B.C. families of missing, murdered women urge national inquiry to get it right

There’s no room for mistakes in the newly announced national inquiry into murdered and missing women, says a coalition of British Columbia families and support groups. Mary Teegee, with the...

Ratification of CPP enhancement deal delayed as B.C. asks for more time

The B.C. government skipped Friday’s deadline to ratify an agreement−in−principle reached in June 2016.

Bill Maher, not a Republican

On the eve on an election day here in Canada, it seemed quite fitting for Bill Maher, the American comedian and satirist, to speak in Vancouver. Maher is well known for his HBO political talk show "...

Food security is a political issue

Access to healthy and affordable food is one of the most basic things we need to ensure a safe and productive society. The right to food deserves to be an election issue.

Joe Oliver's travel expenses: What could you do with that money?

Last week, the National Observer published a story that revealed that the Finance Minister has "the most expensive costs in flights among all the members of Stephen Harper's cabinet."...

How the candidates portray themselves on Facebook

Prime Minister's Stephen Harper's Facebook was not considered a relevant tool for promotion until recently. As the following timeline shows, in the past year his social media team didn't bother to...
Elsie Dean and granddaughter Mic

At 91, Elsie Dean remains an active elder of B.C.'s political activist community

With the stakes so high, it is important to honour the elders who have set examples of relentless, joyful struggle.

Tammy needs more laughs, and Gore Vidal puts barbs into 4th of July

Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy take a road trip without even a nod to Thelma and Louise

New poll fans rumours of Veterans Affairs Minister leaving federal politics

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is featured in yet another poll listing him as a potential mayoral candidate, and appears in ads ahead of a municipal election.