Trans Mountain: the hottest deal of them all

The Trans Mountain Pipeline project, formerly spearheaded by Kinder Morgan, has been bought out by the Canadian government, in a sweeping decision made to expedite compromise between the governments of…

National pharmacare, your potential new reality

The time for a national pharmacare program is now. There are no ifs or buts about it: in a time where almost one million Canadians will be forced to choose…

Control or regulation?

For many people living on the B.C. coast, the only way to access the wider world is by sea, and the only way to travel by sea (unless you have…

Deconstructing Doug

Here’s something interesting: in a somewhat surprising turn of events, Doug Ford beat rival candidate Christine Elliott in a down to the wire leadership race, ending with Mr. Ford as…

How do we battle addiction?

Global News reported Monday that as part of a government push to stem the abuse of and growing dependence on opioids throughout Canada, federal law will soon further open up…

Should B.C. lower its voting age?

Last week, B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver proposed that the province lower its voting age from 18 to 16, an idea that Premier John Horgan was quick to support….

Like oil and wine

British Columbia and Alberta have rarely seen eye to eye, in part due to our differing beliefs regarding resource extraction vs. environmental protection. The oil pipelines proposed in recent years…

Weaver’s ban: a necessary step to recovery?

By now, everyone recognizes the so-called housing crisis. According to Demographia’s International Housing Affordability Survey, Vancouver ranks as the world’s third least affordable city, and the effects are becoming more…

Stop talking about him

You might have heard that there’s some stuff going on recently with our neighbours south of the border, politically speaking. In fact, you’d have to be completely ignoring any news,…

VancoUber?

This week in Vancouver, Uber, the American-based technology company and ride hailing service, is presenting (alongside the B.C. Taxi Association) their plans for the future of ride hailing in B.C….