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#StandUpForBC

08.10.17 | Actions, General, No Tankers, Organizing | 

On August 1, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke to Global News about the Kinder Morgan pipeline, saying: “I think British Columbia’s responsibility is to stand up for the interest of British Columbia.” So we did. This past long weekend, on B.C. Day, British Columbians took to social media, telling the Prime Minister loud and clear what […]

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The Top Ten Kinder Morgan Myths — BUSTED!

07.31.17 | No Tankers, Podcast | 

Expert analysts break down the oil lobby’s most persistent misinformation campaigns For a special episode of the Dogwood Podcast, Sophie Harrison tackles ten myths about Kinder Morgan’s expansion proposal, with the help of expert guests. Here’s what Robyn Allan, Marc Lee and professor Jocelyn Stacey had to say: 1. Kinder Morgan’s expansion will help tar […]

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B.C. is at a crossroads: which way will we go?

08.04.17 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers | 

Our recent past could illuminate the path to a better future I left the office early last Friday and drove up island. My calendar said it was too early for the main runs, but not long ago I traded in my single handed fishing rod for the more traditional two hander that river fishers chasing […]

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BC Needs a Big Money Corruption Inquiry, Fast

08.04.17 | Ban Big Money, Op-Ed | 

Did major donors to BC Liberals reap favours harming the public interest? Time to find out. Originally printed in The Tyee. Christy Clark rounded out her final days in office with a parting gift — not to British Columbians but to a loyal BC Liberal donor, Taseko Mines. The company donated more than $130,000 to […]

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The Massey Bridge: A boondoggle bought by big money?

08.02.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Defend Our Farmland | 

Why did the BC Liberals prioritize a project that could harm local communities, the Fraser River and farmland? On the 601 bus to my hometown of Tsawwassen, I watch as bulldozers uproot the evergreens adjacent to the farmland along Highway 99, making way for a costly ten lane bridge built in the interests of industry. […]

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Why Trudeau better hope Kinder Morgan is bluffing

07.27.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Without proportional voting, pipeline backlash could hit Liberals hard in 2019 Poring over polling data from the plush confines of the Prime Minister’s Office, Liberal strategists could be forgiven for underestimating the troubles looming in the far reaches of their electoral empire. Justin Trudeau, when not posing for the cover of Rolling Stone, has settled […]

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The story of #BanBigMoney

07.11.17 | Ban Big Money | 

In February 2016 at a retreat on Gabriola Island, Dogwood staff, board members and organizers resolved to get Big Money out of B.C.’s provincial and municipal politics. Thanks to your support, all three parties have now pledged historic legislation to limit donations and ban corporate, union and out-of-province money from our elections. Here are some […]

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Can John Horgan’s new B.C. government really stop Kinder Morgan?

07.13.17 | No Tankers | 

Answer: yes. It’s a time to be hopeful — but not to let up the pressure. The incoming BC NDP government will be appointing their cabinet next week and can finally get to work on the ambitious promises they made in their historic agreement with the BC Greens. Of particular interest, and much debate, is […]

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