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Clark springs her Steelworker trap

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

Muddying the waters could suppress the change vote What’s the most damaging thing you could say about a candidate for Premier of B.C.? Probably something like: they’ve been bought by foreign interests. They’re aligned with Donald Trump. And if they get elected, you’re going to lose your job. Christy Clark has felt the sting of […]

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Welcome to Payland™, an amusement park for the corporate elite

04.11.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

You might think you live in British Columbia, but it’s really Payland, an exclusive amusement park for the global corporate elite. At Payland, anyone with enough cash can act out their darkest fantasies. Check out Dogwood’s controversial new 60-second election video: Help us reach more viewers! We can’t run this piece as a television ad, so we’ll […]

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BC Liberal candidate linked to U.S. trophy hunting Super PAC

04.10.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, News |  Kai Nagata

Darren DeLuca auctioned off B.C. bear hunt for Safari Club International fundraiser As a professional guide outfitter, Darren DeLuca has helped line the coffers of a U.S. political action group waging a global fight on behalf of trophy hunters. As a politician, DeLuca has also been funded by trophy hunting lobbyists in his own bid […]

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Killing lions for money to kill bears

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

Did Safari Club’s B.C. election cash come from infamous Vegas wildlife auction? Call it “pay-to-slay” politics. Safari trips to kill exotic animals like lions and elephants may have helped raise cash aimed at influencing the upcoming B.C. election. In February, Safari Club International held its annual convention and “wildlife auction” in Las Vegas. A few […]

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Podcast for March 2017: Dirty donations, dirty coal

04.01.17 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Podcast |  Kai Nagata

Kai Nagata digs deeper into B.C.’s growing donation scandal, exploring the relationship between Christy Clark’s donors and her decisions, with help from Lisa Sammartino and Sophie Harrison. Arie Ross explains how U.S. thermal coal gets a free ride through B.C. at the expense of our health and environment. And, meet Dogwood’s newest organizer, Mike Soron, […]

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U.S. trophy hunters pass the hat for Christy Clark

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

Safari Club International sends $60,000 to shore up BC Liberal election campaign If there’s one thing Donald Trump’s sons, Porsche-driving dentists and Texas oil barons love most, it’s straddling the lifeless body of an exotic endangered animal. Chilled by the prospect of losing that opportunity in British Columbia, U.S. trophy hunters are digging deep to […]

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Free advice for Christy Clark’s illegal donors

03.13.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Do you want the pitchforks now, or the torches later? By the time police in blue windbreakers are yanking the hard drives out of your office computers, or carrying boxed-up documents past a row of TV cameras, it’ll be too late. Put another way, if you’re going to be hit by a freight train of […]

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Elections BC investigates donations linked to Kinder Morgan

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Media |  Kai Nagata

Update, March 10 Elections BC has asked the RCMP to take over the investigation into B.C.’s unfolding political fundraising scandal. Mounties will be leading the probe into potentially illegal donations by Kinder Morgan and other corporations. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Election officials probe donations linked to Kinder Morgan Lobbyists, staff gave generously to BC Liberals before […]

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