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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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Something fishy about B.C. political contributions?

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Stan Proboszcz is the Science and Campaign Advisor for Watershed Watch Although some salmon farming companies may try to portray themselves as a marine version of American Gothic, let’s get real. B.C. salmon farming is a huge, mechanized and mostly foreign-owned industry. On the surface, a fish farm may lo rustic and innocuous, […]

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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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Dogwood now accepts bitcoin donations

02.17.17 | Commentary, Fundraising |  Aiden Abram

We’ve caught up with 2014 (ha, ha) and Dogwood now accepts Bitcoin donations through BitPay! What IS Bitcoin? Basically, it’s an on currency not attached to a government or a bank, using cryptography to secure communications instead. To prevent cheating, all transactions are recorded on a public ledger verified by many computers around the world so […]

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Christy Clark’s secret plan?

02.14.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Lisa Sammartino

Rumours are swirling about the BC Liberals’ strategy to kneecap their opposition This week Victoria welcomes a group of people it hasn’t seen in some time: our MLAs. Yes, 85 elected representatives are coming together from all corners of the province, just as the political game is getting interesting — BC Liberal cash-for-access fundraising dinners […]

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