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BC taxpayers to pay billions for Christy Clark’s bridge

03.24.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

The Massey Bridge Replacement means increased costs for taxpayers and commuters. It would also open up the Fraser River to Panamax tankers, enabling a massive expansion of fossil fuel exports Excerpts published with permission from Daniel Wood. See the full article in The Tyee. If today’s B.C. government has its way, work will start late this year on […]

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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 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 ing deep to […]

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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 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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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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Making sense of election promises

05.12.09 | Democracy, Election - BC 2009, No Tankers |  Will Horter

The media keeps on calling to get my take on which party has the best environmental policy. The short answer is that they are all fundamentally flawed, though the Green Party less so. There has been a lot of partisan finger-pointing and misinformation surrounding Dogwood Initiative’s position in this election. Dogwood Initiative is non-partisan and […]

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Make History on May 12th!

05.05.09 | Democracy, Election - BC 2009 |  Matt Takach

BC voters have a chance to make history this election and help protect the environment by voting YES to BC-STV. We can make an historic change and adopt Canada’s first fair and proportional electoral system by voting yes in the provincial referendum. By voting yes you’ll ensure that your vote really counts and the issues […]

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