Brent Holmes

Arts and politics data reporter


Brent Holmes

A journalist, editor and social media expert experienced in the development and execution of strategies to identify and reach specific audiences.


How party promises on child welfare in B.C. stack up

When it comes to youth in B.C.’s child welfare system, Russell Pohl thinks we need to act now and we need to act preventatively. “We definitely need to step up our services to families that are in crisis or potentially in crisis before their children come into our care,” says Pohl, the solutions facilitator and vice president of the BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations.
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Fact-checking the BC Liberals’ ‘accomplishments’ on gender equity

The 2017 BC Liberal platform cites a long list of “accomplishments” related to gender and gender-based violence. We fact-checked 10 of them, and found that most are best described as true-ish. To help us navigate the grey area, we turned to Vicky Law, founder of Equitas Law Group in Vancouver. She works in family, immigration and refugee law, and supports women who are fleeing violence.
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We analyzed the platforms of B.C.’s big 3 parties through a gender lens

Does British Columbia care about women who’ve experienced abuse and assault? It’s an uncomfortable question — we know. To answer it, Discourse reporters combed through Liberal, NDP and Green Party platforms, pulling out commitments to gender issues, such as ending violence against women. But we couldn’t do it on our own.
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Brent Holmes

I am a data reporter, copy editor, and social media manager, who graduated from UBC's Masters of Journalism program.

I've worked as a reporter for The Globe and Mail, The Standard Freeholder, Discourse Media, The Tyee and The Western Gazette. I've also developed and executed social media strategies for The Georgia Straight, CiTR 101.9 FM and Discorder Magazine.

You can follow me on Twitter @BrentHolmes240 and email me at



  • Reporting
  • Film Criticism
  • Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Researching
  • Leadership
  • Arts Writing
  • Fact Checking
  • Data Visualization
  • Social Media Analytics
  • 360 Video