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First Nations head back to court to stop Trans Mountain

Federal Court of Appeal tosses out cases on climate, orcas and Charter rights of youth In a rare public decision, the Federal Court of Appeal announced that six Indigenous ...

The rise of the petro-nationalists

Photo credit: Andrew Forget How long will Canadians sit back and take what the “War Room” is dishing? Over the last couple of years, the tension over how to ...

One big step for democracy

Premier Horgan has announced a public inquiry. But it was British Columbians who sounded the alarm until he had no choice. There I stood, face-to-face with the beast. Do ...

Fuel supply tight? Make transit free

April 29, 2019 | 

Jason Kenney is building a “war room”. B.C. needs a wartime mindset of its own During World War II motor fuels were strictly rationed across North America. Everyone pitched ...

Mayday, mayday

April 2, 2019 | 

Will Big Oil’s lobby succeed in reversing Trudeau’s North Coast tanker ban? At first it was refreshing, uplifting and hopeful. The come-from behind election campaign which caught pollsters and ...

When mines poison B.C. waterways, taxpayers swallow the costs

March 27, 2019 | 

Outdated laws, weak enforcement leave the public on the hook for cleanup The scale of the Mount Polley mine disaster is difficult to comprehend. We’ve read that Imperial Metals ...

Wilson-Raybould shows us how power really works in Ottawa

SNC-Lavalin held 89 meetings with government. Guess how often oil companies lobby Trudeau? I, like many Canadians, sat in awe during the testimony of former Attorney General and Minister ...

SNC-Lavalin tentacles reach deep into B.C.

Banned internationally, jailed in Quebec, controversial in Ottawa — but it’s business as usual in B.C. It isn’t a surprise to anyone familiar with the company that SNC-Lavalin is ...

When the NEB says yes

February 18, 2019 | 

The Harper-Trudeau NEB is about to issue another oil tanker approval. Here’s what I won’t do. They say there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. ...