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Podcast for June 2018: Trans Mountain Q&A

06.19.18 | Actions, No Tankers, Organizing, Podcast |  Lisa Sammartino

Do you have questions about the government’s buyout of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker expansion project? We hosted a live Trans Mountain Q&A on Facebook to address Dogwood supporters’ most pressing Trans Mountain questions. This episode was recorded on unceded Coast Salish territory. Take Action Because the Trans Mountain deal was negotiated behind closed doors, […]

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Podcast for April 2018: When pipelines and tankers spill…

04.27.18 | Actions, No Tankers, Podcast |  Lisa Sammartino

The B.C. government filed a reference case to the province’s highest court to prove their jurisdiction to protect local people from diluted bitumen. And they want to hear from you (yes, you!) about oil spill response. Your hosts Lisa and Sophie are joined by two very special guests — West Coast Environmental Law’s Stephanie Hewson, […]

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Podcast for March 2018: The dark underbelly of B.C.

03.30.18 | Democracy, Podcast |  Lisa Sammartino

With dirty money pouring into Vancouver casinos, luxury car dealers and real estate market, Attorney General David Eby heads to Ottawa to ask for help. Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating Trump Tower Vancouver. And it turns out the worldwide Facebook data scandal got its start in B.C. Sure, we live in a beautiful province – […]

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The Facebook scandal comes home to B.C.

03.21.18 | Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

Victoria-born whistleblower worked for Trump – and Trudeau. Did a firm linked to Wylie help the BC Liberals too? Facebook is under fire this week for a major data breach orchestrated by a shadowy firm called Cambridge Analytica. The American-British company used people’s personal information to influence more than 200 elections around the world. And […]

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Guess who’s back?

03.13.18 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

No joke — Christy Clark is giving advice on feminism, Kinder Morgan and real estate. “If Kinder Morgan happens, if LNG happens, Canada – not just British Columbia and Alberta, not just Indigenous communities — every single Canadian is going to be a whole lot richer.” – Christy Clark, February 10, 2018 Look again at […]

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FBI investigates Vancouver Trump Tower money flow

03.06.18 | Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

Developers also major B.C. political donors Vancouver’s Trump Tower opened in February 2017, just weeks after the new President was sworn in. The 63-storey building, bearing the name “TRUMP” in gold embossed letters, soon became a beacon for protestors. But like most Trump-branded buildings, Trump and his family do not actually own the tower. They […]

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Podcast for February 2018: Pipelines and B.C. wines

02.28.18 | No Tankers, Podcast |  Lisa Sammartino

A lot happened in B.C. this past month! Between B.C.’s announcement of their new regulations and restrictions on the transport of bitumen to the wine war between Alberta and B.C., British Columbians have a lot to sort out. With the help of some expert guests, we are here to help weed through the poli-speak and […]

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Why are B.C.’s carbon emissions still climbing?

01.18.18 | Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

Big polluters gave big donations to B.C. politicians Rumour has it, during one winter vacation in Hawaii, Premier Gordon Campbell read Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers. That, combined with an eye-opening trip to China and the stark realization about the challenges (storms, pine beetle, forest fires) his province was facing, initiated a change in thinking […]

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