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"Breaking News: Stephen Harper did not operate a brothel during election!"
On Redditt today, readers had a strong reaction to David Ball's story on Republican's popping up in Canada to knock on doors for Tory candidates.
Apr 11th, 2012
Robocalls "outrageous", Elections Canada chief Marc Mayrand tells committee
Robo-call scandal: The Vancouver Observer reports live from the committee, where chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand talked about voter fraud and democratic integrity.
Mar 29th, 2012
Five reasons to get behind NDP's Thomas Mulcair
Thomas Mulcair is the NDP’s only shot at defeating Harper, and his aggressive "pit bull" attitude may just be what’s needed to stand up to bullies in Ottawa.
Mar 27th, 2012
Canada needs Nathan Cullen to help defeat Harper
If NDP voters are truly serious about taking down Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, they should take a good, hard look at BC’s sole leadership candidate, Nathan Cullen. No doubt lumped in with...
Linda Solomon Wood
Mar 20th, 2012
Harper urged to protect Fisheries Act by over 600 scientists
The Fisheries Act should be strengthened, not weakened, say Canadian scientists in an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper after leaked documents to "neuter" the law.
Mar 22nd, 2012
Robocall scandal leads to apathy and disenchantment at family dinner table
What's the point of civic engagement when the government won't engage? One family finds its political conversations fall silent over robo-call scandal.
Mar 12th, 2012
Robocall scandal protested as citizens demand inquiry at second rally: video
On March 11, 2012, protestors gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to rally for an independent inquiry into the robocalls allegedly used during last year's elections to confuse voters.
Mar 11th, 2012
“Dirty Oil Diplomacy” report sheds light on international oil sands advocacy
As the U.S. Senate quashes Keystone XL, a new report released by Climate Action Network breaks down efforts from big oil and government to sell the tar sands—both at home and abroad.
Mar 8th, 2012
Harper's impeachment called for at rally to demand Tory accountability for robocall scandal
Hundreds gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery yesterday and marched to Victory Square Park to protest the robocall voter fraud scandal perpetrated by the Harper government in the last election....
Mar 4th, 2012
Robo-call scandal and Conservative bills: Parliament Hill live blog
Conservatives are under fire for a growing election scandal, sweeping legislation and an increasingly hard-line tone. VO staff reporter David P. Ball reports live from Parliament Hill in Ottawa today.
David P. Ball
Feb 27th, 2012