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Published: 2017-06-22T11:18:48Z


Liberal Steve Thomson Chosen as Speaker, Won’t ‘Speculate’ on Possible Government Change


Past practice has been for speakers to resign when government falls.

Canada and the Looting of ‘Africa’s Last Colony’


A ship full of phosphates is scheduled to unload in North Van; an African nation says they are stolen.

Expect Families in Streets if Refugee Society Closes, Says Homeless Advocate


Feeling unsafe in US, one woman brought her family to Canada; the Inland Refugee Society helped avoid homelessness.

From Childcare to Insurance, Coworking Grows to Fill Gaps for Independent Workers


In a fractured world of work, new communities form to meet workers’ needs.

Can Canada’s Toxic Parliament Be Fixed?


New essays by parliamentarians offer ‘practical ideas’ for improving our sorry state of affairs. But it still seems like a stretch.

At Kwantlen, a New Degree Offering in ‘Indigenous Community Justice’


New academic minor puts a critical lens on Canada’s system.

Please Advise! What Wouldn’t Christy Clark Promise Now?


When politicians obsessed with ‘free enterprise’ suddenly care about welfare rates, you know anything goes.

‘Old Age Is Another Country, With Its Own Rules’


A dispatch on aging boomers, and the new reality for them — and for Canada.

Study Finds Wild Salmon Infected by Sea Lice Grow More Slowly, ‘More Liable to Die’


Meanwhile, biologist Alexandra Morton reports outbreak of lice off BC’s coast.

Vancouver Housing Crisis ‘Worse on Virtually Every Level,’ Says Former UN Investigator


And every level of government is complicit, says Miloon Kothari.

Key Figure in Botched Health Firings Investigation Leaves Public Service


Lindsay Kislock had an oversight role in probe that led to wrongful firings.

As Clark’s Liberals Dither and Stall, BC Faces Life or Death Issues


We have urgent crises to fix, but a pantomime premier and her make-believe cabinet won’t get out of the way.

BC Liberal Vow to Raise Welfare Rates Is ‘Cynical Opportunism,’ Say Advocates


Days before its expected defeat, government says it’s ready to end decade-long freeze on rates.

CONTEST: Win a Copy of Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years


Five lucky Tyee readers will take home this compilation of essays by celebrated writers.

Nine Things the Real Estate Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know


Key takeaways from a six-month Tyee investigation.