Andrew Bates

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July 24, 2013
by Andrew Bates

Outtakes: New minister on priorities, youth and women in the workplace

I wrote a profile for the Today today on new federal Minister of Labour and the Status of Women, Kellie Leitch. Most of the phone conversation was about the 42-year old Ontario MP’s life and experience growing up in Fort … Continue reading

May 14, 2013
by Andrew Bates

Vancouver-West End candidates couldn’t stop tweeting on election day

It’s now election day, and all the politicos are buzzing on Twitter — including the ones that shouldn’t. Liberal candidate Scott Harrison and Spencer Chandra Herbert have been updating their Twitter and Facebook accounts today, in contravention of Elections BC … Continue reading

June 28, 2012
by Andrew Bates
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Science agrees: It was right to pick Ronaldo last in Euro semifinal shootout

The initial reaction from the punters was disbelief that Ronaldo didn’t get to kick in the shootout: slotted as the fifth taker, he was ruled out after poor Bruno Alves hit the crossbar. Shouldn’t they have tried to jiggle the lineup and get him in earlier? Continue reading