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Why B.C. needs to fix its environmental assessment laws

07.19.18 | No Tankers | 

Citizens have until July 30 to comment on proposed overhaul of project reviews What do the Trans Mountain pipeline, a toxic waste dump at Shawnigan Lake, the Site C dam and the controversial New Prosperity mine have in common? Each was rubber-stamped by the BC Liberal government under a review process called environmental assessment, which […]

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Who defaced our flyers in North Van?

07.11.18 | No Tankers, Organizing | 

MPs are sick of hearing what you think about their Texas pipeline bailout Remember “Real Change, Now”? It’s what North Shore voters believed we were getting when Liberal candidates swept Stephen Harper’s Conservative MPs off the map in 2015. I suppose some things have changed. Like our parliamentarians’ positions, rhetoric and attitude toward the people […]

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SFU preps for Burnaby inferno

06.27.18 | Actions, Campaigns, Commentary, No Tankers | 

Administrators hold a “forest fire” drill. Students say the real threat is giant tanks of crude oil. Officials at Simon Fraser University held a mock forest fire drill on Tuesday, testing the University’s capacity to react to an out-of-control blaze on the forested slopes of Burnaby Mountain. “Everybody knows what this is about,” said SFU […]

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“Call in the cops” — B.C. wants action on money-laundering

06.27.18 | Ban Big Money, Democracy, Media | 

For immediate release June 27, 2018 “CALL IN THE COPS” — BRITISH COLUMBIANS WANT ACTION ON MONEY-LAUNDERING VANCOUVER — British Columbians are calling for a dedicated anti-corruption task force, like the UPAC police unit in Quebec, to investigate connections between money-laundering, drug dealers, major political donors and B.C. politicians. “Today’s release of the first German […]

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Podcast for June 2018: Trans Mountain Q&A

06.19.18 | Actions, No Tankers, Organizing, Podcast | 

Do you have questions about the government’s buyout of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker expansion project? We hosted a live Trans Mountain Q&A on Facebook to address Dogwood supporters’ most pressing Trans Mountain questions. This episode was recorded on unceded Coast Salish territory. Take Action Because the Trans Mountain deal was negotiated behind closed doors, […]

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Farewell, Burnaby office!

06.18.18 | General | 

We moved out of our home above the carwash, and into a new community space downtown After three years in our office at 6123 Hastings, at the back of the Tim’s parking lot — we’ve moved! As many renters have no doubt experienced, there were trials (eg. the “meat-locker” episode during the snowpocalypse of 2017, […]

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The Great Divide

06.13.18 | Beyond Coal, Commentary | 

 A geographic rift is emerging between two competing visions for the future. They can’t both win. The fight between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain oil tanker project may seem unique to Canada’s confederation. It’s not. Across North America, coastal cities bracing for a century of climate chaos are finding themselves at odds with […]

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The tip of an iceberg

06.06.18 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Trudeau thinks he’s unsinkable. So did the captain of the Titanic. Justin Trudeau needs to lose just 14 votes in the House of Commons to seriously complicate his dreams of Liberian-flagged oil tankers carrying cheap, toxic bitumen across the Salish sea and off to foreign refineries. On Monday, angry voters stormed more than 100 MP […]

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