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British Columbia vs. the Deep State

06.02.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

A slim majority of BC MLA’s oppose TMX — cue the backlash In the dying days of his administration before the pivotal inauguration of John Kennedy, outgoing Republican president Dwight Eisenhower sounded a note of caution, the echoes of which we would do well to reflect upon today. “In the councils of government, we must […]

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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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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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Podcast for the B.C. Election

04.30.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, General, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

In this election edition of the Dogwood podcast, Kai Nagata debriefs Christy Clark’s great flip-flop on U.S. thermal coal with Arie Ross. Lisa Sammartino breaks down last week’s leaders’ debate and discusses the role of political donations in the campaign. And Dogwood’s “resident youth voter motivation expert” Sophie Harrison talks about what Dogwood is doing […]

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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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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 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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