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The rise of the petro-nationalists

07.05.19 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2019, General | 

Photo credit: Andrew Forget How long will Canadians sit back and take what the “War Room” is dishing? Over the last couple of years, the tension over how to manage fossil fuel-induced climate change within provinces and states in North America has reached a boiling point. The petro-identity Conservatives have constructed for themselves faces an […]

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Canadians warn Trudeau against building Trans Mountain with public money

06.18.19 | Election - Canada 2019, Media, No Tankers | 

For immediate release BURNABY — Dogwood volunteers are hitting the streets in key B.C. communities to show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau he is out of touch with the voters he needs to win the next election. The Canadian government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline after mounting risks made the highly controversial project unviable under private […]

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Don’t let the doorknob hit you, coal!

06.03.19 | Beyond Coal | 

After years of struggle, the door has finally closed on a controversial U.S. thermal coal port on the Fraser River (Photo courtesy of Eoghan Moriarty) Six years ago, Dogwood hired me to start a new campaign. Will Horter, Dogwood’s founding Executive Director, handed me a copy of B.C.’s Dirty Secret: Big Coal & the Export […]

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Dogwood asked, British Columbians answered

05.28.19 | General | 

According to thousands of British Columbians, youth activism and Indigenous rights are in, oil companies and Justin Trudeau are out It’s been four years since the first Dogwood supporter survey hit inboxes across B.C. What started as a “Hey, I wonder where Dogwood supporters’ heads are at? Let’s do a survey” has now become one […]

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Red Chamber could block a Green New Deal

05.23.19 | Climate, General, No Tankers, Op-Ed | 

Canada’s Senate is unelected, unaccountable – and easily swayed by Big Oil Unelected senators in Ottawa are poised to open B.C.’s North Coast to supertankers full of diluted bitumen. By the time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the next election, it’s possible Bill C-48, the crude oil tanker moratorium, will be dead. It’s a chilling […]

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One big step for democracy

05.14.19 | Commentary, Corruption Inquiry | 

Premier Horgan has announced a public inquiry. But it was British Columbians who sounded the alarm until he had no choice. There I stood, face-to-face with the beast. Do you know that feeling? When you don’t want to see what’s staring right at you? I couldn’t shut my eyes and make it go away. The […]

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Podcast for May 2019: The Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada

05.10.19 | Climate, News, Podcast | 

This week a coalition of Canadians from all walks of life including labour unions, environmental organizations, Indigenous groups, scientists, and artists came together to launch the Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada. But in order to get to a just and equitable transition that creates jobs and reduces carbon emissions, we must stop […]

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Parenting in a climate crisis

05.09.19 | Actions, Climate, Op-Ed | 

The year I started having tough conversations about climate change with my four year old My eldest son turned four this year, and since he’s now old enough to understand that birthday parties are a thing, we threw him one. For those not in the parent bubble, kids’ birthday parties look a little different than […]

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