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Premier Clark flip flops on U.S. coal exports, hours before election debate

04.26.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Will B.C. communities finally be free of toxic thermal coal trains? BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal coal exports through Lower Mainland ports. “With an election in just two […]

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Clark springs her Steelworker trap

04.26.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 | 

Muddying the waters could suppress the change vote What’s the most damaging thing you could say about a candidate for Premier of B.C.? Probably something like: they’ve been bought by foreign interests. They’re aligned with Donald Trump. And if they get elected, you’re going to lose your job. Christy Clark has felt the sting of […]

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How lucky we are in B.C.

04.25.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2013, Election - BC 2017, Organizing, Strategy | 

I fought to stop Trump in Pennsylvania. I never want to feel that way again. “Why is a Canadian taking her vacation to go down to work on Hillary Clinton’s campaign?” The customs agent at the airport wasn’t the first person to ask. For a moment I thought about all the reasons I’d accumulated over […]

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A Bridge over Trouble

04.19.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 | 

A cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River and a big earthquake could make for massive problems Daniel Wood is an investigative journalist uncovering the truth behind the Massey tunnel replacement For those hoping to halt the export of thermal coal from the lower Fraser River, it’s useful to consider a century-old American spiritual song that […]

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Public opposes Clark’s $3.5 Billion bridge

04.24.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 | 

Susan Jones is a researcher uncovering the truth about the Massey tunnel replacement project While the public has shown support for a new crossing over the south arm of the Fraser River, there is no “overwhelming support” for the planned $3.5 billion planned bridge as claimed by B.C.’s Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone. Rather, the […]

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Death by Dredging: Thermal coal and the Fraser River

04.19.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 | 

Jim Wright is past president of the Garden City Conservation Society, Richmond Fraser Voices, a society that advocates for the Fraser River Estuary, has released a slideshow exposé, “Let the Fraser Live!” It shows that the industrialization of the Fraser threatens “the world’s greatest salmon river” and “the endangered Southern Resident Orcas,” along with the […]

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Are illegal donations from Woodfibre LNG linked to political favours?

04.19.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 | 

Guest writer Tracey Saxby is the Co-Founder of My Sea to Sky The BC Liberals are under investigation by Elections BC and the RCMP after The Globe and Mail revealed the party is accepting illegal donations from lobbyists, specifically highlighting donations by Byng Giraud and Marian Ngo from Woodfibre LNG, which proposes to construct and operate […]

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B.C. Election: Update 3

04.24.17 | Election - BC 2017, Organizing | 

As things heat up on the campaign trail before Wednesday’s debate we’re working to get candidates’ on the record at VoteBC.ca and  preparing to get people to the polls for early voting. Join us at VoteBC.ca.

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