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The Tyee Names Jane Armstrong Its New Editor-in-Chief (in Mediacheck): Veteran Canadian journalist set to steer 'the best newsroom in British Columbia.'  Related StoriesHow a War Photographer Can Help You Take Better Pictures (in Mediacheck)
Work in the Age of Anxiety (in Opinion): Take back an economy rigged by elites to produce 'precarity' instead of stable jobs.  Related Stories Harper Trade Deals Selling off Canada's Democracy (in Opinion) Breaking Down the Harm to Canada Done by Treaty with China (in Opinion) Can the NDP Challenge Harper on the Economy? (in Opinion)
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The Problems with BC's Local Elections: In BC the way we elected the councilors for our local governments is called plurality at large.   It is in my opinion the worst method for electing representatives that reflect the will of the public because its nature is to dramatically favour one set of people over another.In the system you are...
Since 1867 Canada has had more Scottish Prime Ministers than the UK: Ultimately one of the problems of the UK is that the Scottish people are not a major political power in the country.   One way to clearly see this is to look at how many UK Prime Ministers have had any Scottish Ancestry since 1867 and compare that to Canada.UK Prime Ministers since 1867 with Scot...
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And so it begins.: It was of no surprise to anyone in Surrey yesterday that Barinder Rasode finally announced that she is running for mayor. After months of meeting with residents from every community in the city, she had already been acknowledged as a contender and had already been targeted by her opponents Doug M...
Did you see anything?: Tragic circumstances in Newton and as community grieves in shock and sadness, police at the moment are considering this death suspicious and are looking for clues and a man seen on the tracks. If you were in the area, taking the bus, getting gas or simply travelling to and from home, please think...
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Why Binding Arbitration Would - and Should - End the BC Teachers’ Strike: BCTF President Jim Iker lets Jack Glover make his point at BC Federation of Labour rally last Friday! - Geoff Peters photo And why the BC Liberal government is scared school-less of arbitration – hint: it’s not wages and benefitsBill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday Septem...
BC Teachers' Strike Reality Check Needed as Mediator Vince Ready Walks Out: Teachers and supporters gathered at BC Federation of Labour rally for BC Teachers' Federation Friday September 5 - Shirley Ross photo Valuable life lessons to be learned by students in ongoing dispute.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday September 2, 2014By Bill Tieleman"...
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People in Charge of Transit Systems Should Be Required to Ride Transit: It sounds very basic and obvious: in most service businesses the executives are expected to directly experience what their customers experience. There is an article in Atlantic’s City Lab by Eric Jaffe on just this issue for transit.   I will as always remind readers that it is now ten years sinc...
Federal NDP promises 15-year national transit strategy: The Georgia Straight covers an NDP announcement today Fin Donnelly, the MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam, told reporters that if New Democrats form the government after the 2015 federal election, they will bring in a national transit strategy… “What we’re committing to is a 15-to-20-year window ...
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BREAKING: rebirth of Occupy movement floods Wall Street to protest climate change: Thousands have descended on Wall Street to demand responsibility for corporations' role in global warming. read more
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Jane Goodall, Velcrow Ripper among 310,000 at Peoples Climate March : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,  British primatologist Jane Goodall, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and author Naomi Klein were among 310,000 people who marched through New York City for the...read more
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Tax evasion at the heart of global economy: The Globe and Mail reported September 19, 2014:"Internal Canada Revenue Agency documents confirm the agency is cutting some of its most highly-trained staff and folding international tax evasion units..."The shakeup is raising concern both inside and outside the agency that the government is bac...
Vapourtax - UPDATED: Nineteen months and one general election have passed since Premier Clark announced "establishment of a new British Columbia Prosperity Fund." However, we still have no word on exactly how LNG is going to make BC cash rich and debt free. At least $278 million a month should be flowing into the pr...
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Feds and provinces push billions in costs down on to towns and cities: It is all too easy to get lost in “today’s issue” when we look at things without realizing they are part of a larger pattern that affects our lives. Desperately needed public transit in the Lower Mainland becomes a political football with competing interests and imposed referendums. In the Capita...
If the political will is there, the money is too to settle teachers’ dispute: I’ve submitted the following Letter to the Editor to the Vancouver Sun. Hoping they publish it in the next couple days: Enough with the pleas of a bare cupboard from the Premier, Finance Minister and Education Minister. If the political will is there, there is plenty of money to settle the teache...
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Battleground Surrey: Political will and reforms needed to fix problems: As Surrey approaches one of the most important elections in last few decades media, commentators and general public are highly concentrated on search for a solution of numerous problems facing city’s transformation from suburban to urban. Top of the list is reserved for issues of crime, transport...
Battleground Surrey: Almost no police on the streets, McCallum on attack but wrong: For the last few decades crime situation and policing in Surrey are the top issues. Issues on which resolution this community still waits and will probably wait for a significant time in the future. Whoever becomes next Mayor of Surrey this November will have very though battle ahead to reach fin...
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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John : As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far as t...
Testing the Waters in Fort St. John : As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far as t...
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School Starts Today in SD27/SD28: With a 3 week delayed start to the public school year - public schools in the Cariboo-Chilcotin will resume today.  For more school start-up information, go to:SD27 (Williams Lake/100 Mile) - click hereSD28 (Quesnel) - click hereMeanwhile - a reminder from the RCMP on responsibilities of drivers ...
Borland St Reconstruction Update #8: Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:Installation of water and storm mains was completed this week.This coming week, curb, gutter and sidewalk along the project length will be installed, and base gravels will be placed in preparation for paving.The intersection of 4th Avenue and Borland Street w...
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Youth file misleading advertising complaint against VCH: From this morning’s press conference. ——— Vancouver – Three young patient advocates fighting to keep the Pine Free Youth Clinic open have retained a lawyer to file a complaint about a poster distributed by Vancouver Coastal Health. They say the poster is misleading, compromising their ability to ...
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A candid camera for the colourful crosswalk: Despite Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and city manager Penny Ballem’s best efforts to turn Vancouver city hall into Kremlin West, sometimes secrets do leak out of 12th and Cambie (a tip of the hat to my sources). Such as the following email exchange, in which a bureaucrat sought to inst...
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Westside-Kelowna By-Election Maps: As everybody that has any interest in British Columbia politics is aware, Premier Christy Clark is running in Westside-Kelowna in a by-election. The only question is how much of a margin she is going to win by and what the turnout is going to be, but suffice to say the BC Liberals will be sparin...
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What went right and what went wrong at Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism asked me following my decision to suspend Public Eye's daily reporting. In an article published by the centre and J-Source.ca I provide some of the answers, revealing the secrets of its success and why it was difficult ...
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Exclusive: Russia buys Vancouver landmark in hostile takeover : Russian clowns outside Science World in 2010 (Sochi 2014) The Russians are coming (back), the Russians are coming (back). Four years after Science World was temporarily transformed into Sochi World during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Russian Federation government is set to buy the Vancouve...
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EQUAL PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE - WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?: This is an interactive site. The Name of the Game is ENGAGEMENT. Don't be Shy. Tell us what you think. Post your comments.
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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...

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