Category Archives: Government

BC firefighters warn against floating lanterns amid wildfire season

By Marina Wang British Columbian firefighters have taken to social media to warn against releasing floating lanterns amid the coast’s desiccating drought. Floating lanterns are made of a paper shell with an open flame in the center. The hot air

New analysis reveals why it’s so hard to catch a cab in Vancouver

By Marina Wang Almost anyone that’s been out for a late night in downtown Vancouver has found themselves in a predicament: calling a cab is pricey, not to mention difficult, while the bus journey, if possible, is long and grueling.

Toiletries containing microbeads no longer for sale

By Marina Wang On Canada Day Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that the “final step” in banning microbeads was in effect. McKenna tweeted that microbeads “would no longer be for sale in toiletries as of today”. Microbeads, also known as

More women in government leads to less corruption, study finds

By Marina Wang A new study has found that corruption is lower in countries that have a higher proportion of women politicians. The study, conducted across 125 countries, found the relationship to be causal and posits that corruption may be

UBC study finds a quarter of seafood in Vancouver mislabelled

By Marina Wang The next time you dole out for some pricey red snapper at a restaurant, there’s a strong possibility that you’re actually paying for cheaper tilapia.  A new study from UBC has found that an average 25 per

Ontario election: Progressive Conservatives take majority government

By Marina Wang Within 15 minutes of the polls closing, Doug Ford, leader of the Progressive Conservatives, was projected to be the next premier of Ontario. Six minutes later, the Progressive Conservatives were declared a majority government. The Progressive Conservatives,

David Eby invites opponents to protest at his housing town hall

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia Attorney General David Eby is inviting opponents to protest outside his Housing Town Hall 2.0 scheduled for Monday. “There is adequate protest space outside, and we expect media to attend and cover any protest that

On the Fringes: Surrey’s Affordability Defence Strategy

By Drew Penner The general wisdom on a place like Surrey is that it has escaped the worst ravages of Airbnb ascendancy, maintaining its identity as a place Canadians new and old can go to make serious strides towards financial

Ontario election: Ford scrutinized for lack of campaign platform, Horwarth under pressure to go for a win

By Marina Wang Leaders of the Ontario Liberals, Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats squared off in the final election debate on Sunday evening. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne and New Democrat leader Andrea Horwath repeatedly prodded at Progressive Conservative leader Doug

Ontario election: New poll finds Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats neck-to-neck, with liberals trailing behind

By Marina Wang With the Ontario provincial election less than two weeks away, a new poll has found that the New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives are running neck-and-neck, according to popular vote.