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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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Christy Clark doesn’t want you to vote

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

And that’s exactly why, two months from the BC election, it’s time to get registered We’re two months out from a provincial election and nobody outside the B.C. political bubble would know it. Families and young people are busy struggling to make ends meet as the cost of living rises. Parents are taking their kids […]

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Did Kinder Morgan donate illegally to Christy Clark?

03.07.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Elections BC asked to investigate Texas pipe money Update, March 10 Elections BC has asked the RCMP to take over the investigation into B.C.’s unfolding political fundraising scandal. Mounties will be leading the probe into potentially illegal donations by Kinder Morgan and other corporations. A widespread pattern of potentially illegal political contributions first revealed by […]

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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, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Preparations are underway for the Citizens’ Initiative. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Dogwood’s Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison, North Island organizer Dave Mills joins Kai Nagata to chat about his team’s part in the plan to stop Kinder Morgan. Also, Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino breaks down the new political donation legislation and what British Columbians can […]

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That ship has sailed: federal review of Massey Bridge denied

02.21.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Arie Ross

Federal intervention on Massey Bridge replacement called for by local electeds denied once again, disappoints locals Maybe this is blatantly obvious given the federal approval of Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan’s pipe expansion, but so much for “only communities grant permission”, Prime Minister Trudeau. Regional governments asked the federal government to conduct an Environmental Assessment […]

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