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The upsides of shutting down Site C

11.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power | 

Renewables could deliver twice the power at half the price, evening out our losses on the troubled dam Never put all your eggs in one basket. It’s a saying for a reason. Yet over and over again, governments gamble on megaprojects. Even when they know that nine out of ten giant dams and pipelines come […]

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Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age 

11.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Media | 

November 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age VANCOUVER – Democratic reform advocates are celebrating a vote by BC Federation of Labour delegates to support lowering the voting age in British Columbia. The resolution passed by a wide margin Thursday morning, making the BCFED the latest labour organization […]

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John Horgan stole my right to vote

11.20.20 | #Vote16BC, General | 

Amid intersecting crises, Premier Horgan made a decision to call a snap election – kneecapping young voters. By October 21, 2021 — what was meant to be the next provincial election date — I would’ve been eighteen. Instead, this past September Premier John Horgan called a snap election – the first in 34 years. My […]

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Honey, we need to talk about Site C

11.10.20 | Climate, Commentary, In Depth | 

Giant dam for fracking companies could double your Hydro bill The Site C dam was supposed to be a gift from B.C. taxpayers to international fracking companies. We would supply them with cheap electricity, they would blast methane gas out of underground shale rock in the province’s northeast. We would get jobs and revenue, they […]

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Changing the way people approach decision-making

11.10.20 | Commentary, General, Organizing, Strategy | 

Outgoing Dogwood Board Chair Jennie Milligan reflects on where we have come from and where we are headed next In 2006, recent law school graduate Jennie Milligan was working for the Attorney General’s office, sorting documents in a basement room in downtown Victoria. On her lunch break one day, she went to the Victoria Public […]

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RCMP Commissioner Sued by Civil Liberties Group for Preventing Release of Watchdog Report into Police Spying

11.10.20 | General, Media | 

Ottawa, ON (Unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory) – Today, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announces it is launching a lawsuit against RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki. The BCCLA is suing the RCMP Commissioner for inexcusable delays preventing the release of a civilian watchdog report into RCMP spying on Indigenous and climate advocates. In February 2014, the […]

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Winners and losers in the B.C. election

10.27.20 | Commentary, Election - BC 2020, News | 

Voter turnout crashes. The NDP triumphs. Who stands to gain? Winners: NDP strategists Horgan’s election timing was ruthless but effective: the BC Liberals were saddled with a weak leader, the Greens had elected theirs just days earlier – and the public was focused on surviving a pandemic. Horgan offered reassurance, a steady hand on the […]

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Dogwood Live – B.C. Election 2020 Reaction

10.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Ban Big Money, Climate, Election - BC 2020, Indigenous rights, Podcast, Strategy | 

Recorded on October 24, as the results of the 2020 B.C. election rolled in, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kai Nagata and Lisa Sammartino share their perspectives on the outcome and how it will impact climate action, youth engagement and Indigenous rights. Watch the video: Listen to the podcast:

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