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Tight election races threaten Conservative incumbents in B.C.

07.09.15 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Riding-level polling by Insights West on behalf of citizen group Dogwood Initiative shows the federal Conservative party at risk of losing three key Vancouver-area MPs in the upcoming election. A newly created riding in the Interior, South Okanagan-West Kootenay, currently appears out of reach for the Conservatives despite a strong showing for […]

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Conservative support collapsing in B.C. battleground ridings

05.21.15 | Media |  Dogwood

Insights West and Dogwood Initiative release first wave of pre-election polling BURNABY – Fresh polling conducted by Insights West for citizen group Dogwood Initiative reveals dramatic shifts in key battleground ridings ahead of this fall’s federal election. “With five months left before Canadians go to the polls, the Conservative Party is having difficulty connecting with voters in […]

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Citizen groups unconvinced by pipeline regulator’s PR push

04.27.15 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – Citizen groups representing more than 300,000 concerned British Columbians emerged from a closed-door meeting with National Energy Board (NEB) Chair and CEO Peter Watson unconvinced that the pipeline regulator has the power to conduct fair or meaningful reviews of crude oil infrastructure in the province. Staff from Sierra Club BC, Georgia Strait Alliance, […]

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Grumpy cat says ‘Keep that crap outta my sewer’

04.13.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Dogwood

Well folks, this has truly never happened before… Concerned citizens were invited to provide input on a wastewater permit application for the proposed coal port at Fraser Surrey Docks. As you know, there has been overwhelming public concern about the project: from health officials to First Nations to municipal governments – not to mention 49,639 […]

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Sooke goes face to face with Kinder Morgan

04.12.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Dogwood

Kinder Morgan has been on the road lately  doling out money to communities that would be affected by their pipeline project . They found no buyers in Sooke. “Go home, you’re not welcome in our town,” was the unequivocal message delivered by a polite but passionate crowd during the April 7 open house put on by […]

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Strategy video update March 2015

03.11.15 | Beyond Coal, No Tankers, Strategy |  Dogwood

In this video Beyond Coal Director Laura Benson and Energy & Democracy Director Kai Nagata discuss the importance of strong partnerships. Learn how Dogwood got involved with our friends south of the border in the fight to stop U.S. thermal coal exports, take a look ahead to the April 11th coordinated day of action where […]

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Dogwood reflects

01.14.15 | Beyond Coal, Campaigns, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

Kai Nagata on Let BC Vote On a personal note, it was a huge privilege to join Dogwood last March. The past ten months have been extraordinary. I want to thank staff, organizers and supporters across the country for pulling together in what turned out to be a crucial year. The first real campaign high […]

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Tories, pipeline firms growing apart

01.08.15 | Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Op-Ed |  Dogwood

Written by Kai Nagata – Originally published in the Vancouver Sun, December 23, 2014 A friend of mine works at TransCanada, the company whose proposed Energy East pipeline would connect oil producers in Alberta with refineries and tanker terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick. This fall, we sat down at a bar in Calgary to […]

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