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Why Trudeau better hope Kinder Morgan is bluffing

07.27.17 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Without proportional voting, pipeline backlash could hit Liberals hard in 2019 Poring over polling data from the plush confines of the Prime Minister’s Office, Liberal strategists could be forgiven for underestimating the troubles looming in the far reaches of their electoral empire. Justin Trudeau, when not posing for the cover of Rolling Stone, has settled […]

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Podcast for June 2017: Where is this ship headed?

06.15.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

In the first episode since the provincial election, B.C. is still in rocky waters. SFU political scientist David Moscrop joins host Kai Nagata to explain what’s going on in the legislature and what could happen next. Director of Organizing Laura Benson hops aboard to explain what’s happening with the Citizens’ Initiative now that a new […]

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Kinder Morgan admits its pipeline may be doomed

05.27.17 | Commentary, General, In Depth, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Risk disclosure warns investors: be prepared to lose it all It’s a rare dose of honesty from a company with a history of bending the truth. Kinder Morgan filed a final prospectus this week with securities regulators, setting the stage for a last-ditch attempt to raise enough cash to build its Trans Mountain expansion project. […]

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Healing the election wounds

05.16.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

The battle is over. Time to build toward collaboration. You don’t run for the Liberals or Greens in a riding like Vancouver Hastings if you intend to become an MLA. On Tuesday night, the NDP’s Shane Simpson won re-election with nearly 60 per cent of the vote. Given that reality, I was impressed to see […]

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Chaos is a ladder

05.12.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

Hung parliament gives B.C. citizens huge power, if we play our cards right Political watchers wringing their hands over B.C.’s uncertain election outcome would do well to heed Lord Petyr Baelish on HBO’s Game of Thrones: “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” Under a minority government, a coalition or even a razor-thin majority, […]

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Even the media donates to Christy Clark

05.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

No wonder people have a hard time trusting news, polls It’s no secret: Canada’s biggest newspaper chain is pushing hard for another Christy Clark majority government. Postmedia, which owns the Vancouver Sun and The Province, donated $10,000 to re-elect the BC Liberals. Both Vancouver papers have officially endorsed Christy Clark (neither editorial mentioned the RCMP […]

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The final piece of the puzzle

05.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, General |  Kai Nagata

  That corporate cash lining party coffers? It’s our money. Mother’s Day is coming up. When I was a little kid, if I wanted to get my mom a present I had to pay for it out of my allowance. Who gave me my allowance? My mother. It’s become clear over the last few days […]

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Christy Clark can taste victory, again

05.04.17 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Elections |  Kai Nagata

Clark’s anti-Trump campaign may seem ludicrous, but it’s working Christy Clark’s campaign is funded by the Trump Tower developers and Trump-friendly U.S. corporations. Her campaign pollster worked for the Republicans. And she has support from at least one pro-Trump Super PAC. But in the dying days of the election, Clark is campaigning against Donald Trump – […]

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