Posts by Kai Nagata

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Red Chamber could block a Green New Deal

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

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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How do we pay for a Green New Deal?

05.08.19 | Campaigns, Climate, News, Op-Ed |  Kai Nagata

First, stop giving public money to oil and gas companies This week, groups across Canada launched a bold plan to fight the climate crisis. The Green New Deal would cut carbon pollution in half and create a million good-paying jobs. All in the next ten years. Some armchair critics rolled their eyes. “Impossible,” they said. […]

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Fuel supply tight? Make transit free

04.29.19 | Commentary, News, Op-Ed |  Kai Nagata

Jason Kenney is building a “war room”. B.C. needs a wartime mindset of its own During World War II motor fuels were strictly rationed across North America. Everyone pitched in to save precious gasoline and diesel for the fight against fascism. Governments lowered speed limits. Local businesses delivered by bicycle. Citizens took to public transit […]

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When mines poison B.C. waterways, taxpayers swallow the costs

03.27.19 | Commentary, General, Mining |  Kai Nagata

Outdated laws, weak enforcement leave the public on the hook for cleanup The scale of the Mount Polley mine disaster is difficult to comprehend. We’ve read that Imperial Metals dumped 25 billion litres of contaminated slurry into Quesnel Lake, most of which they never recovered. That mud was laced with chemicals including arsenic, mercury, selenium […]

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Burnaby offers a winning recipe for the Left

02.26.19 | Elections |  Kai Nagata

House people, attack billionaires, dance, fight racism. Repeat. When aging McGill debate club bro Justin Trudeau first busted out the baggy pants and Bhangra moves, a certain segment of Canadian progressives got pretty excited. Like Trudeau’s speech at the Paris climate summit, or his gender-balanced cabinet, it seemed like an encouraging sign of wokeness. But […]

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Are you ready to vote on Monday?

02.20.19 | Elections |  Kai Nagata

Your guide to the election in Burnaby South Do you live in Burnaby? Is your home near the Burnaby Hospital, Deer Lake, Burnaby Lake, Metrotown or Marine Drive? If so, you’re probably eligible to vote on Monday. On February 25, residents of Burnaby South will choose a new Member of Parliament to represent them in […]

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When the NEB says yes

02.18.19 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

The Harper-Trudeau NEB is about to issue another oil tanker approval. Here’s what I won’t do. They say there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. I’ll add one more. This week the National Energy Board will once again rubber stamp the Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker project. The Prime Minister’s […]

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What does the RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory mean?

01.08.19 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Thousands of people across Canada and around the world are watching and sharing updates online as RCMP officers dismantle a pipeline blockade on Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern B.C. Yesterday afternoon, police broke down a wooden gate and arrested several people at the Gidim’ten Checkpoint, a camp on a snowy forest service road along the Morice […]

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