National Newswatch

Indigenous Scholars Decry ‘Character Assassination’ of Jody Wilson-Raybould

Feb 13 2019 — — From ‘star Liberal MP’ to ‘difficult and incompetent’… Really? On Feb. 12, the day after her last meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from Cabinet, signing “Puglaas” — her Kwak’wala name — and retained no less than the Honourable Thomas Cromwell, a former Supreme Court justice, to advise her on what […]

Site that Lied about NDP Leader During Election Lives in Web’s Shadows

Feb 11 2019 — — What Is Attorney Cocktail and who are the people behind it (assuming they aren’t just robots)? That’s the question The Tyee has chased down a hall of mirrors with lots of dead ends. So far we’ve demonstrated one concerning fact. Clickbait stories advertised on some of the world’s largest news sites are so shadowy that […]

Fake Story about Jagmeet Singh Pops up on Vancouver Courier Site, Others

Feb 6 2019 — — No, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh does not live in a $5.5-million dollar mansion resplendent with ornate staircases and murals painted on ceilings. But online visitors to the Vancouver Courier and other sites were fed that fake news today. The facts about how that happened remain murky, but what’s clear is that a major online ad […]

Nanaimo Byelection Could Change Balance of Power in British Columbia

Dec 27 2018 — — If Tony Harris is successful in his bid to become the next MLA for Nanaimo, he’s unlikely to be in the position for long. Harris is running for the BC Liberals against the NDP’s Sheila Malcolmson and the Green Party’s Michele Ney in a race where a win for the Liberals would give the party […]

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 […]

Democracy Damaged When Reporters Get It Wrong

Dec 18 2017 — Tom Parkin — Last Wednesday at 4 a.m., the false news was ready to be launched into media networks, to be picked up by newsroom editors and producers and spread across the country dressed up as a fact. No, it wasn’t an early morning fake news tweet from Donald Trump. Or the latest bogus claim from some alt-right […]

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 […]

Singh Backs BC NDP On Kinder Morgan

Nov 6 2017 — — New federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is supporting the B.C. government’s fight to block the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion despite Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s wish to see the project go ahead. With Your Help, The Tyee Launches the Rafe Mair Memorial Fund For Environmental ReportingWith Your Help, The Tyee Launches The Rafe Mair Memorial Fund […]

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 […]

NDP Insiders Prepare to Lobby Victoria on Behalf of Corporate Clients

Sep 7 2017 — — The self-described “architect” of Premier John Horgan’s winning bid to lead the British Columbia NDP has registered as a consultant lobbyist for seven clients since the start of August. An Alberta oil and natural gas company, a San Francisco ride-hailing company, a large medical test provider and groups promoting health and technology research are among […]

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 […]