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If I had eight billion dollars

04.16.18 | Commentary, General, No Tankers | 

The Trudeau government won’t rule out full public financing for the Trans Mountain pipeline. What else could Canada buy? The news shocked conservatives and oil tanker opponents alike: Ottawa is considering a full taxpayer bailout for Kinder Morgan. The Texas company – run by former Enron executives – hit pause on its B.C. pipeline project […]

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Classic 1953 pipeline for sale. Some rust.

04.11.18 | No Tankers | 

Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta is willing to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline. Here’s what taxpayers would get. For sale by owner: one antique oil pipeline. Plenty of mileage on her but she’s still running. Built in the good old days, before “Indians” were allowed to hire lawyers. Pipeline includes a right-of-way through 15 B.C. […]

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The siege of B.C.

04.09.18 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers, Strategy | 

Ottawa has eight weeks to break the backs of oil tanker opponents. Here’s how they’ll try. Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan issued an ultimatum yesterday: give our shareholders confidence that we can build the Trans Mountain oil tanker project, or we’re walking. Politicians in Ottawa and Alberta leapt into action, only too eager to give […]

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Podcast for March 2018: The dark underbelly of B.C.

03.30.18 | Democracy, Podcast | 

With dirty money pouring into Vancouver casinos, luxury car dealers and real estate market, Attorney General David Eby heads to Ottawa to ask for help. Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating Trump Tower Vancouver. And it turns out the worldwide Facebook data scandal got its start in B.C. Sure, we live in a beautiful province – […]

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Dogwood’s newest board members

03.29.18 | General, Staff profiles, Strategy | 

Please join us in welcoming Shiraz Dindar, Jess Housty and Kimberly Shearon! Spring has arrived at Dogwood, along with some very special volunteers. Please extend a warm welcome to Dogwood’s newest board members: Shiraz, Jess and Kim. We’re excited and grateful for the unique skills and experience each brings to the organization. Shiraz Dindar – […]

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One small problem with Jason Kenney’s “Russian bots” theory

03.22.18 | No Tankers | 

Guess who’s lining the pockets of Russian oligarchs? Kinder Morgan Jason Kenney has no evidence, he’s just asking questions: Is the Kremlin pulling the strings of Canadian opponents to Kinder Morgan’s new pipeline? Could these so-called environmentalists, in fact, be fictitious St. Petersburg bots? Nyet. But British Columbians did have some wholesome social media fun […]

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The Facebook scandal comes home to B.C.

03.21.18 | Commentary, Democracy | 

Victoria-born whistleblower worked for Trump – and Trudeau. Did a firm linked to Wylie help the BC Liberals too? Facebook is under fire this week for a major data breach orchestrated by a shadowy firm called Cambridge Analytica. The American-British company used people’s personal information to influence more than 200 elections around the world. And […]

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The Dogwood Podcast

03.13.18 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Democracy, No Tankers, Podcast | 

Made with love in beautiful B.C., the Dogwood Podcast brings you to the front lines of the biggest political battles around our province’s land, air and water. Through stories and strategy, our guests will give you the tools to make a difference in your community.   March 2018: The dark underbelly of B.C. With dirty […]

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