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CORRECTED VERSION: Liberal MPs respond on Kinder Morgan

01.06.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

Originally published in the Vancouver Sun, December 18 2016. Corrections by Dogwood staff. By: Pam Goldsmith-Jones, Terry Beech, Jonathan Wilkinson Last week, the prime minister announced the government’s decision to dismiss the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, to formalize a moratorium on oil tankers on the north coast of B.C. for ships carrying crude or persistent […]

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Citizens are having a hard time trusting elected officials

08.25.16 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Brenda Ross In late July, as Dogwood’s team leader in Delta, I was part of a group that met with Delta MP Carla Qualtrough and North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson (secretary to the Minister of Environment). MP Qualtrough convened the meeting in response to the pressing concerns she has heard from her constituents about […]

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What’s A Public Hearing Without The Public?

01.25.16 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Guest Writer

Editor’s Note: Dogwood Initiative’s Kai Nagata applied as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan pipeline review but was among the hundreds rejected. For this view inside the hearing room we rely on North Shore NOPE, one of the successful intervenors. Janice Edmonds and I attended the first day of the hearings on Tuesday. We are […]

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We’re Ready for Renewed Climate Leadership. Are You?

09.11.15 | Commentary, General |  Guest Writer

This is a guest post by Clean Energy Canada. Back in 2007 and 2008, British Columbia introduced a slate of climate policies that today remain the envy of the world. The list included a revenue neutral carbon tax, a ban on unfettered coal power, and a clean electricity standard that today ensures the electricity grid […]

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North Shore teams talk strategy, gear up for election

08.05.15 | Actions, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By guest writer Sandy Rubin I have been volunteering with Dogwood for close to 2 years. I love the outdoors – hiking, kayaking, biking and camping – and want to make sure our beautiful environment is protected and preserved. I am very concerned about climate change and decided that rather than complain about it I […]

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The evolution of an activist

07.15.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Dogwood volunteer Lorisa Schouela. Originally printed in Common Ground. One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, […]

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Economist Robyn Allan withdraws from Kinder Morgan review

05.19.15 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Guest Writer

Robyn Allan has withdrawn as an intervenor in the federal government’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion project, detailing her reasons for quitting in a scathing letter to the National Energy Board. Allan is former President and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, was Vice-President Finance for Parklane […]

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An open letter to Minister James Moore

04.22.15 | General, News |  Guest Writer

The general manager of the Jericho Sailing Centre is accusing Coast Guard brass of straight-out lying to the public. Here’s Mike Cotter’s open letter to Minister James Moore. Dear Mr. Moore: Since the April 8 bunker C fuel spill in English Bay, 3km directly north of the Jericho Sailing Centre, I have heard various reports […]

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