Posts by Kai Nagata - Page 14

The Ballad of Rich and Bill

Dear panel, Ms. Young and NEB staff, I have decided to offer my comments on Kinder Morgan’s proposal in the form of a rhyming ballad. Neither the proponent nor ...

Hello, CSIS

August 12, 2015 | 

I should confess: I talk to lamp fixtures. I wink at ceiling vents, sing to the dashboard in my car, apologize to the people eavesdropping on my phone calls ...

Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?

Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to ...

Is Northern Gateway B.C.’s National Energy Program?

June 19, 2015 | 

This piece originally appeared in the National Post, June 19, 2015. It’s a program that has engendered distrust and alienation between Ottawa and the West: a symbol of the ...

How to kill a pipeline

April 13, 2015 | 

A version of this article originally appeared in The Tyee. On the night of April 12, 2014, I was a long way from the North Coast. Surrounded by a ...

Climate change is not a left-right issue

March 23, 2015 | 

Climate change shouldn’t be a left-wing versus right-wing political issue. I might take some flak for saying this, but “progressives” who claim only they have the correct ideas to ...

How does the Let BC Vote campaign fit into federal election organizing and beyond?

February 12, 2015 | 

Like many people, I joined Dogwood Initiative because of its unique citizens’ initiative strategy. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Let BC Vote campaign launch, I find ...

Does the MLA for Burnaby North know something we don’t about Kinder Morgan?

December 5, 2014 | 

In case you hadn’t heard, the B.C. government has five conditions for any company proposing to transport heavy oil to the coast. The first condition is “Successful completion of ...

We won big on election day

It’s election night, and I’m sitting in Dogwood’s Vancouver office waiting for the polls to close. There’s a newspaper in my bag with headlines that read Kirk LaPointe, pro-pipeline ...