The Mainlander is Metro Vancouver’s go-to online publication for coverage of municipal politics.
We bring news, analysis, essays, and investigative features.
The Mainlander aims to:
- provide historical context for breaking news and events as they unfold
- unpack politicians’ spin, and provide background information needed to hold them accountable
- present facts that may help social movements and others involved in progressive politics
- translate complex, and often misleading, municipal documents and policies into language that layfolks will appreciate
The Mainlander operates through the Mainlander Writing Society, which is a registered non-profit society. We do not accept funding or seek reinforcement from real estate developers or political parties, freeing us to speak more truthfully about developers, ruling interests and political parties.