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Podcast for February 2017: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, British Columbians make the call

02.24.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Preparations are underway for the Citizens’ Initiative. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Dogwood’s Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison, Fight HST campaigner Cheryl Baron and North Island organizer Dave Mills join Kai Nagata to chat about their parts in the plan to stop Kinder Morgan. Also, Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino breaks down the new political donation […]

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One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics

02.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics Dogwood encourages constituents to contact MLAs in support of reform VICTORIA — B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group today applauded the introduction of election reform bills from MLAs John Horgan and Vicki Huntington. “86 per cent of British […]

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Christy Clark’s secret plan?

02.14.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

Rumours are swirling about the BC Liberals’ strategy to kneecap their opposition This week Victoria welcomes a group of people it hasn’t seen in some time: our MLAs. Yes, 85 elected representatives are coming together from all corners of the province, just as the political game is getting interesting — BC Liberal cash-for-access fundraising dinners […]

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The first ever Dogwood podcast!

02.06.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, News, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Our first podcast! Join Dogwood’s Kai Nagata as he checks in with Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison and director of organizing Laura Benson about Dogwood’s plan to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline. Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino discusses Christy Clark’s 2016 donations, and Beyond Coal campaigner Arie Ross tells us what impact President Trump will have on U.S. […]

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B.C. is overdue for a corruption inquiry

02.01.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

Heads rolled in the federal sponsorship scandal, and politics is better for it Dinner parties with foreign billionaires, charter flights, private islands, selfies with Bono and Kevin Spacey  – it might sound like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but to Canadians it hits a bit too close to home, or rather a bit too […]

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Bid-rigging and political bribes: how Quebec taxpayers lost millions

01.25.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

The same companies donate to the BC Liberals With Premier Clark’s approval of Kinder Morgan this month, British Columbians learned a bit more about the rules of the game of B.C. politics: if you want a major project approved in B.C., you are going to have to pay for it. Kinder Morgan certainly did. Updated […]

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More Kinder bucks for Christy Clark

01.17.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Lisa Sammartino

Real-time disclosure reveals ongoing oil patch payments to BC Liberals Last week we added up the payout to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals from Kinder Morgan and friends, which greased the wheels for the province’s flip-flop on the dangerous oil tanker expansion project. We found that Kinder Morgan, its shippers and allied pipeline and […]

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718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan

01.11.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

Update: The amount included below was calculated with information available at the time. Here is an updated total, based on the BC Liberals  2016 donor records.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan BC Liberals secure their ‘fair share’ of pipeline cash – in political donations VANCOUVER – After formally […]

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