Posts by Will Horter

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

06.01.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Twelve hours of Kinder Morgan When they walked in front of the cameras with smiles that threatened to crack their faces, my heart fluttered. As they began talking about a new era of cooperation in British Columbia and their agreement to “use all available tools to stop Kinder Morgan,” Ban Big Money and bring in […]

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Thank you. Now, let’s get to work.

05.30.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, General, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Dogwood’s Strategy Director Will Horter reflects on this historic day It looks like British Columbians may finally get a government ready to fight for what’s right in B.C. Today, Christy Clark announced her intention to bring back the B.C. legislature as soon as possible in June, face a confidence vote and hand over power to […]

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Lies, Misrepresentation and Puffing the Market

05.29.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Could the possibility of a financial lifeline have motivated Ian Anderson to mislead investors? Last week the propaganda campaign pushing Kinder Morgan‘s controversial Trans Mountain oil tanker-pipeline proposal sunk to a new low. In an attempt to assuage investors sniffing around the $1.75 billion initial public offering (IPO) his company is launching on May 31st […]

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Dirty donation déjà vu

03.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Will Horter

The scandal rocking B.C. politics got its start way back in 2001 I love all kinds of movies, but my hands-down favourites are about underdogs. Any movie where the little guy takes on a big, bad villain and wins gets a double thumbs up from me. Most classic Westerns fit the bill: picture hapless frontier […]

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We need courageous leaders, not empty promises and lies

12.13.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Occasionally, a leader has the courage to take controversial action even though there may be enormous political consequences. Unfortunately, most of the time […]

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Corporate cash addiction corrodes B.C. politics

11.28.16 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Will Horter

The tide is turning against corporate money in politics. Yet BC Liberals, NDP keep cashing cheques. Would you pay $20,000 to eat rubbery chicken, drink a couple glasses of wine, shake some hands and listen to boring political speeches? No, probably not. How about $5,000 or $10,000 a table? Or $1,000, $1,500 or $2,500 a […]

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Justin Trudeau dangerously underestimates British Columbians

11.25.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Strategy |  Will Horter

Backlash building as voters feel lied to, taken for granted Surprises are becoming the norm in recent elections. Last year Rachel Notley swept the NDP to an unprecedented majority in Alberta, then Justin Trudeau vaulted from third place to win a majority government in Ottawa. This year UK voters stunned pundits by voting to leave […]

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In every crisis, there is opportunity

11.10.16 | Commentary, Strategy |  Will Horter

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Perspective is hard, especially in this moment of time when the clouds of darkness have descended like a blanket of fog. But when times are darkest I find it useful to step back and consider outliers, black swans. The crazy, […]

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