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Rex Murphy is fluent in the language of occupation

Canada has fulfilled legal criteria of colonizing First Nations, whether Murphy believes it or not.

Surveillance Trojan Horse or Big Brother in disguise?

Last week saw the announcement of dangerous new online spying legislation - supposedly aimed at tackling the serious issue of cyberbullying. According to legal experts, Bill C-13...

Exposure of Harper government spying should frighten "scandal-plagued" Tory pols: Leadnow

Leadnow communication director expresses "deep concern" at emails revealing that government spied on a workshop in a church basement last January in Kelowna.

Harper government officials, spies meet with energy industry in Ottawa

Spies and industry meet in Ottawa to discuss energy projects opposition at CSIS headquarters.

NEB statement on board's involvement in oil sands activist spying

CBC's The Current  received a written statement from the the National Energy Board after mentioning a Vancouver Observer report that the NEB, an independent federal board, has...

Defend Our Climate rallies underway across Canada

Communities across Canada are organizing rallies today to send a message to Ottawa about climate change.

"Invisible" bike helmets coming to Canada

Vancouver cyclists, rejoice: Swedish industrial designers have now made an “invisible helmet” for cyclists concerned about safety and how they look. The name is a little bit deceptive, since it's not...

An eerie October to remember: Vancouver photos

Take a look back at the foggy October that was through the eyes of our talented VO flickr pool contributors.
Carbon Bubble from The Carbon Tracker Initiative's report Unburnable Carbon

Canada’s fossil fuels a risky investment: Global Carbon Budget

What does the global 'carbon budget' mean for Canada? Senior economist with the CCPA Marc Lee explains a significant portion of Canada's carbon reserves will have to remain in the ground.

BCCLA and Open Media sue CSEC over privacy violations

Making headlines around the world, the activities of a secretive government spy agency have galvanized Canadians from across the political spectrum to speak out and demand answers. Yesterday, on...