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Ban Big Money laws a good first step

09.18.17 | Ban Big Money, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 Victoria — After 18 months of calling for campaign finance laws, B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group, Dogwood, is optimistic about the B.C. government’s recent tabling of legislation that bans corporate, union and out-of-province donations to political parties in B.C. Dogwood has been calling for campaign financing legislation since April […]

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Dogwood calls for a Corruption Inquiry

09.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2017 DOGWOOD CALLS FOR A CORRUPTION INQUIRY Campaign finance laws are only the first step in restoring accountability and transparency into government decision-making VICTORIA – As the new government reaffirms their commitment to Ban Big Money laws in their throne speech, B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group, Dogwood, is demanding answers […]

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Kinder Morgan already off-track for fall construction

09.05.17 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scheduled piping in Abbotsford, B.C. did not begin today STO:LO TERRITORY — It’s back-to-school day around the province, including at Sandy Hill Elementary in Abbotsford. Meanwhile, just blocks away from the quiet Fraser Valley neighbourhood school, construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project did not begin. “Direct piping” was scheduled to […]

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Kinder Morgan’s desperate Hail Mary shouldn’t fool anyone

05.25.17 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Trans Mountain expansion a pipeline to nowhere, say First Nations and community leaders BURNABY — Facing determined opposition from First Nations and B.C. communities, 19 lawsuits against the Trans Mountain expansion project, a majority of provincial MLAs opposed and a narrow window to begin construction, Kinder Morgan today announced […]

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Elections BC investigates donations linked to Kinder Morgan

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Media |  Kai Nagata

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. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Election officials probe donations linked to Kinder Morgan Lobbyists, staff gave generously to BC Liberals before […]

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

02.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, 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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Ottawa’s pipeline double standard unfair to B.C.

01.27.17 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energy East review scrapped; Kinder Morgan plows ahead   BURNABY – The National Energy Board’s decision today to re-start the review of the Energy East pipeline once again highlights the arbitrary and political nature of energy project reviews, says British Columbia citizens’ group. “Justin Trudeau promised to overhaul the Harper NEB before […]

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Best year-end fundraising total ever

01.16.17 | Fundraising, Media |  Dogwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dogwood supporters dig deep in 2016 VICTORIA – B.C. non-profit Dogwood netted $219,027 in its year-end fundraising campaign as British Columbians dug deep to power campaigns against oil tanker expansion, U.S. thermal coal and Big Money in B.C. politics. Dogwood, which has organizing teams in 32 ridings across the province, raised $898,000 […]

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