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Our vision

Canada is headed towards an important federal election. At the same time, our national media is in collapse. Newsrooms continue to shrink and consolidate under the control of fewer and fewer corporations, and during the last election several of Canada’s major newspapers directly endorsed political candidates. The Tyee doesn’t endorse politicians, just good journalism. We believe we all deserve solid, in-depth reporting about our government’s track record, delivered by media who are answerable first and foremost to readers.

How you can help

In 2013 our readers pitched in to hire a Tyee reporter in Ottawa, to bring more diverse reporting to the national conversation. But one reporter can’t cover this election alone, so we’re aiming to build a strong, experienced team to do justice to this momentous national event. We want to put many more journalists to work right now on election-related investigations, and we need your help. Contribute today as a Tyee Builder and we’ll be able to give a team of tough-minded reporters the resources they need to get the job done.

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Voices of The Tyee

Here’s what some of the Tyee’s regular contributors have to say about the upcoming election:

Jeremy Nuttall, Tyee National Reporter

“There's no doubt it will be hard to get substance on government issues as the election goes on, unless you want a daily roundup of talking points from across the country. But if you aren't interested in soundbites and sycophants -- that's where The Tyee will come in.”

Katie Hyslop, Education and Youth Reporter

“In an effort to break news first, journalists often do the public a disservice by reporting campaign promises without the necessary context. Most voters don't have the resources or time to research whether a promise is possible, a good idea, or necessary. That's why great political coverage includes context and history -- a lot can happen in nine years, and the media should jog memories of the political successes and failures of all political parties.”

Jess Housty, Community Leader and Organizer, Heiltsuk Nation

“Mainstream media may still speak on our behalf and think we're on the fringes, but truly progressive journalistic institutions like The Tyee have made a habit of bringing Indigenous storymakers to a waiting audience. Come election time, that will set The Tyee apart as a source of challenging and exciting political analysis right from the Indigenous people and communities who are shaping the political landscape in this country.”

Andrew Nikiforuk, Energy and Environment Reporter

“The upcoming election will either accelerate Canada's slide into fascism, or reverse this trend. Given the collapse and co-option of the mainstream media, it will be up to independent organizations such as The Tyee to document the damage now done by Harper's regime and to identify opportunities for citizens to make a difference.”

Geoff Dembicki, Energy and Climate Change Reporter

"During this upcoming federal election, pay attention to messaging that pits Canada’s economy against its environment. Anyone with serious knowledge of these issues knows that framing is false. But it’s often used by politicians to divide progressive voters.”

Andrew MacLeod, Tyee Legislative Bureau Chief

“Several parties are working hard to appeal to the middle class, but will any put forward a serious agenda to make our country more equal by supporting low earners and constraining incomes at the top? How big an issue will pipeline proposals be in B.C.? Was there a clear lesson from the 2013 provincial election for the federal parties? That's what I'll be asking this election.”

Need more convincing? Here’s what Tyee Builders have to say about us:

“If you want gain the perspective necessary to understand the events shaping the world around you; and view news from a vista point of view; The Tyee is a valuable stop that can meaningfully contribute to attaining that goal.”

Andy B., Avonmore, ON

“This is the most reliable and best researched source of news in Western Canada.”

Christoph D., Smithers, BC

“I'm grateful for the Tyee's independent, hard hitting journalism, which is vital to democracy in BC and Canada.”

Rick C., Kimberley, BC

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