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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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Broken Trust, Renewed Resolve

02.10.17 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

North Vancouver volunteer team leader responds to provincial Kinder Morgan approval By Nadine Sheppard As a longtime Deep Cove local I have been actively watching the Kinder Morgan expansion proposal unfold, and am deeply dismayed to observe the authorities consistently and systematically “get to yes” on this unwanted project — in the face of enormous […]

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Texas’ big bad wolf sizes up B.C.

02.08.17 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Christina Smethurst

Polite Canadians are easy prey for U.S. oil barons I’ve learned a lot about compromise over the last few decades. Living in the United States for most of grade school and university, I would often feel uncomfortable in combative situations, wanting disagreements to end with a reasonable outcome where both sides came to an understanding. I […]

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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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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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Will Premier Clark uphold her five conditions?

12.19.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

By caving to Ottawa and the oil industry, B.C.’s premier would break her promise to our province After Prime Minister Trudeau approved Kinder Morgan last month, all eyes turned to Christy Clark. She responded by saying Kinder Morgan was “very, very close” to meeting her government’s conditions for oil pipeline and tanker projects through the […]

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Like Trudeau, Premier Clark will approve Kinder Morgan. Here’s why.

12.15.16 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

Industry backers have donated at least $720,000 to ensure Trans Mountain’s provincial approval. Last week Prime Minister Trudeau announced his approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion because, as he’d have us believe, “it meets the strictest of environment standards.” Trudeau directly addressed British Columbians with these words: “If I thought this project was unsafe […]

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