David Thurton
Workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland in Abbotsford, B.C. on May 3, 2023. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

May 13, 2023

Pipeline watchers say Ottawa may need to take a haircut if it wants to find a buyer

The overbudget Trans Mountain expansion project owes its lenders at least $23 billion and is looking to take on more private debt as the federal government shuts its wallet and construction costs skyrocket.

Andrew Nikiforuk
Mining for rare earth metals for ever more battery-driven gadgetry is a vastly destructive and ultimately doomed response to the climate crisis argues the author. Photo via Shutterstock.

"A competent civilization would also tax out of existence monster homes. They also represent another issue no political leader wants to tackle: rampant economic inequality."

May 10, 2023

Natasha Bulowski
Galen Crampsey, an electrical worker and rank-and-file member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 353, speaks on Day 1 of the Canadian Labour Congress 2023 convention in Montreal. Photo by Natasha Bulowski

“I don't see any language in this resolution that identifies the root of the problem,” said  [Galen] Crampsey, who identified the ruling class as the source of the cost of living and climate crises.

andrea bennett
‘Governments should be intervening to remove profit from housing, instead of subsidizing private developers in the hopes that they will provide some discounted housing as part of their developments,’ says Ricardo Tranjan. Photos by Jackie Wong.

May 3, 2023

‘The Tenant Class’ makes the case that rents are high for some so profits can be high for others. A Tyee Q&A with author Ricardo Tranjan.

John Pilger
Image Source: Carlos Latuff – Copyrighted free use

May 3, 2023

In 1935, the Congress of American Writers was held in New York City, followed by another two years later. They called on ‘the hundreds of poets, novelists, dramatists, critics, short story writers and journalists’ to discuss the ‘rapid crumbling of capitalism’ and the beckoning of another war. They were electric events which, according to one account, were attended by 3,500 members of the public with more than a thousand turned away.

Emma Paling
Grocery giants are screwing Canadians—and farmers have proof

Apr. 27, 2023

The main cause of rising food prices is the small bloc of powerful companies who control Canada’s food processing and retail industries

The real cause of skyrocketing food prices is corporate greed and market concentration—and one group of farmers has the receipts.

Bob Weber - The Canadian Press
An oilsands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., in this file photo. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Apr. 24, 2023

Pathways Alliance questions research, says industry calculations are world standard

New federal research suggests greenhouse gas emissions from the Alberta oilsands may be significantly underestimated, adding to a growing pile of studies that say our understanding of what is going into the atmosphere is incomplete.

Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star
An homeless woman begs for money in the streets of Helsinki by -18°C, on January 20, 2010. (Photo by Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images)

Apr. 29, 2023

It turns out the very best thing to do is give people who don't have a place to live... a place to live.

Determined to pack more homeless people into Toronto’s overcrowded shelters, officials have come up with a solution: reduce the number of inches between beds.

Matteo Cimellaro & John Woodside
Sea ice melts in Frobisher Bay, Iqaluit, Nunavut on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Apr. 28, 2023

Inuit want direct access to a global fund dedicated to addressing destruction caused by climate change, the president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Canadian arm says.


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