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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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Are illegal donations from Woodfibre LNG linked to political favours?

04.19.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Tracey Saxby is the Co-Founder of My Sea to Sky The BC Liberals are under investigation by Elections BC and the RCMP after The Globe and Mail revealed the party is accepting illegal donations from lobbyists, specifically highlighting donations by Byng Giraud and Marian Ngo from Woodfibre LNG, which proposes to construct and operate […]

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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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Christy Clark’s tricky tax talk

04.06.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Lisa Sammartino

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin At this point it’s hard for anyone to justify that B.C.’s ‘Wild West’ of political finance is a good thing. A few weeks ago, I went to a panel at UBC on the Ban Big Money campaign and there […]

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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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Dirty donation déjà vu

03.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Will Horter

The scandal rocking B.C. politics got its start way back in 2001 I love all kinds of movies, but my hands-down favourites are about underdogs. Any movie where the little guy takes on a big, bad villain and wins gets a double thumbs up from me. Most classic Westerns fit the bill: picture hapless frontier […]

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