Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline: benefit to all Canadians or detrimental to other industries?

Respected economist Robyn Allan, former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), has said the country’s move towards an oil-based economy will have severe effects on sectors like manufacturing—...

Harper v. Canada and Koch bros in Canada: top Vancouver Observer stories of 2012

The year 2012 has been a turbulent one for news, filled with soaring highs and abysmal lows. Below is a list of our top stories of the year. They aren't just the high-traffic stories, but ones that...

Walking to Ottawa chained to the Indian Act

Why Leo Baskatawang decided to go for a walk from Vancouver to Ottawa, a copy of the Indian Act chained to his body.

Letter from law students and lawyers demands environmental changes be removed from Bill C-38

Environmental students and law professors unite to say no to changes to environmental laws proposed by Bill C-38.

While Harper dithers, provincial CO2 imbalance problem burns

When it comes to doing something about the climate crisis, Canada has developed an unstable split personality while Stephen Harper dithers.

Harper v. Canada: 2011 election scandal brings scrutiny to PM's controversial past

With election irregularities alleged in two-thirds of the country's ridings, attention returns to Prime Minister Harper's long-standing opposition to election finance rules.

Are Canada’s environmental elders backing down from the fight?

Recent blogs from environmental leaders like David Suzuki cast an ominous shadow on the decades-old green movement. Will the new generation overcome?

Imagine Canada calls Tory attack on charities a "grave disservice"

Imagine Canada hits back at Environment Minister Peter Kent, asserting that there is nothing illegal about receiving funds from foreign donors.

US political strategy firm used widely by Tory MPs, but not always cited in Elections Canada reports

A US firm with strong Republican ties played down questions after its staff campaigned directly in the 2011 elections. But four of its clients didn't report the expense, and three still remain secret.

Online petitions call for stop to Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline would endanger the Great Bear rainforest, home to wildlife such as the iconic Spirit Bear, said the creator of a new anti-pipeline petition.