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An attack on local decision-making

12.08.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Trudeau government teams up with Texas pipeline company to try to crush Burnaby, B.C. jurisdiction Kinder Morgan thinks it’s above the law. What’s far more disturbing is that apparently the Canadian government does too. It began this summer, when the Texas pipeline company illegally installed anti-spawning nets in B.C. riverbeds. The National Energy Board did […]

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Jim and Rachel’s dangerous adventure

12.05.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

‘Progressive’ politicians enter hazardous territory lobbying the Vancouver Board of Trade behind closed doors I find it distasteful — and disturbing — when supposedly left-leaning politicians prostrate themselves at the feet of financiers and industrialists. Last Thursday’s keynote addresses by Jim Carr, Rachel Notley and Ian Anderson to the Vancouver Board of Trade’s “Access, Partnerships […]

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R.I.P. Big Money in politics: 1858-2017

11.29.17 | Ban Big Money, Democracy, General, Media | 

For Immediate Release November 30, 2017 R.I.P. Big Money in Politics: 1858-2017 VICTORIA — After more than a century of unlimited donations, corporate cronyism and declining public faith in institutions, Big Money was finally banished from B.C. provincial and municipal elections today as bills 3 and 15 officially became law. “Nineteenth century reformers like Amor […]

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The creepy double meaning of ‘Sunny Ways’

11.29.17 | General, No Tankers | 

No consent from communities? Too bad, says Trudeau. “Sunny ways, my friends. Sunny ways!” For most people, that line in Justin Trudeau’s victory speech two years ago heralded a return to “positive politics” after 10 years of Stephen Harper’s icy glare. It’s also a reference to tricking someone into taking their clothes off. As the […]

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Podcast for November 2017: Illegal construction, grassroots resistance

11.19.17 | Campaigns, No Tankers, Podcast | 

A jam-packed month in the Kinder Morgan fight. Back in the host chair, Kai Nagata talks with Sophie Harrison about illegal construction, the Squamish Nation’s Supreme Court case, massive stockpiles of pipe coming to a town near you, and what the heck our governments are doing about it all. Emily Glass brings an update on […]

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Video: Kinder Morgan’s razor wired fortress

11.17.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers | 

Image source: Twitter, @BCSeaWolves No Tankers campaigner, Sophie Harrison, with an update on Kinder Morgan’s plans to move forward with their oil tanker expansion.  Take action to protect B.C. from Kinder Morgan now by sending a letter to Premier John Horgan demanding he hold the company accountable for their illegal salmon spawning mats.

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She’s not your ‘Climate Barbie’

11.15.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers, Organizing | 

Do not let sexism weaken us. If we want to beat Big Oil, we need to come together. Here is a reply to one of Dogwood’s tweets from yesterday: At Dogwood we try to focus on the issues. And while we differ with some female politicians on their policies, that’s where it ends. At policies. […]

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After the smoke clears

11.14.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary | 

As climate crises threaten our home more and more frequently, British Columbians need to know — does the government have our back? As a teenager, I used to jog every day. Then, during one run, I got so sick, I stopped running altogether. The smoke was so thick that summer, I became physically ill from […]

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