National Newswatch

NAFTA’s Death Would Be Cheered by Working Canadians, Says Union Leader

Jan 15 2018 — Jeremy Nuttall — Walking away from North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations would likely give the Liberal government a popularity boost among Canadian workers, says the national president of the largest private sector union in the country. ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS & MORE FROM TYEE AND SELECT PARTNERS Hardwire Your Brain to Cultivate HappinessHardwire Your Brain To Cultivate Happiness Take […]

Give Competition Bureau Teeth to Protect the Public Interest, Says Hedy Fry

Nov 29 2017 — Jeremy Nuttall — As more newspapers shut down, Canada must strengthen the Competition Bureau’s mandate to include matters of public interest as recommended in a committee report earlier this year, says Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry. Fry’s comments come after newspaper giants Postmedia and Torstar swapped dozens of publications across Canada this week, with the result that […]

Has B.C.’s Romance With the Trudeau Liberals Gone Sour?

Oct 26 2017 — Jeremy Nuttall — On the first day of the 2015 election campaign Justin Trudeau hopped on a plane to Vancouver to give a press conference and take part in the city’s massive Pride parade. He wanted to get out of the Ottawa bubble, Trudeau said. Eleven weeks later, he was prime minister. The Liberals, who had just two […]

Promises Kept, Promises Broken: Trudeau At Two Years

Oct 23 2017 — Jeremy Nuttall — “What’s going on with the Liberal government anyway?” That’s the question increasingly being asked as the government headed by Justin Trudeau reaches the midpoint of its term. The big promises and “sunny ways” of the Liberals sparked excitement across Canada after the toppling of the 10-year Conservative reign in Ottawa in 2015. But it’s now […]

With Narrowed NDP Race, Candidates Start to Get Specific on Policy Plans

Jul 10 2017 — Jeremy Nuttall — A narrowed NDP leadership race means more pressure on candidates to get into the gritty details of their policy plans and outshine opponents during Tuesday night’s debate, says the party’s national director Robert Fox. CONTESTS, EVENTS & MORE FROM TYEE AND SELECT PARTNERS CONTEST: Win Tickets to The Road Forward, the New Film from Writer/Director […]

MP Hedy Fry Predicts Sunny Days For BC-Ottawa Relations

Jul 3 2017 — Jeremy Nuttall — Long-time BC MP Hedy Fry says she’s not expecting battles between John Horgan’s new NDP government and the Trudeau Liberals. CONTESTS, EVENTS & MORE FROM TYEE AND SELECT PARTNERS CONTEST: Win a Copy of Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ YearsCONTEST: Win A Copy Of Reflections Of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities […]

Niki Ashton Pledges to Steer NDP to the Left

Mar 9 2017 — Jeremy Nuttall — It’s a busy day for Niki Ashton, and it’s not over yet. CONTESTS, EVENTS & MORE FROM TYEE AND SELECT PARTNERS What Is Social Licence? Vancouver Panel to Debate on March 14What Is Social Licence? Vancouver Panel To Debate On March 14 Our prime minister has cited its importance. So what does it actually mean? […]

Trudeau Leaves His BC MPs Hanging by Approving Wave of Projects

Jan 5 2017 — Jeremy Nuttall — On Nov. 29 of last year, as Justin Trudeau began to reveal his decision about an oil sands pipeline to Vancouver’s harbour, he announced he was a “grandson of British Columbia” with special ties to “our spectacular West Coast.” He then granted approval of the project while admitting many British Columbians would be “bitterly disappointed.”