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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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Drowning in debt

12.13.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Parsing Trans Mountain’s dire financial situation for its new owners (that’s us!) Debt is a fact of life for most Canadians. If you’ve ever had to pay off credit cards, student loans or a mortgage, you know how much interest can add up — making it hard to pay off the “principal” of your loan, […]

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Meet the everyday heroes of Dogwood’s Pro Rep campaign

11.21.18 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Proportional Representation |  Dogwood

Dogwood volunteers are making a real difference in this referendum. And you can too. Right now, all over the province, there are over three hundred Dogwood volunteers working towards a stronger democracy and a better B.C. These people have been working hard to make sure voters cast their ballots for proportional representation. Some of the […]

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I was never an organizer. Here’s why I stepped up for Pro Rep.

11.20.18 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Proportional Representation |  Mazdak Gharibnavaz

Dogwood’s digital strategist spends most of his time behind a computer. But he came out for this important cause. I’ve always been a voter. Having emigrated from a country without a democracy to Canada, I was always keenly aware of the great promise of democracy — the radical idea that people who live in a […]

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Podcast for November 2018: Talk to your friends about Pro Rep

11.20.18 | Actions, Democracy, News, Organizing, Podcast, Proportional Representation |  Noal Amir

As we head into the final campaign push for electoral reform in B.C., many of us are reaching out to friends, family and acquaintances to encourage them to vote yes to Pro Rep. But some of us are wondering how to engage folks who aren’t likely to vote or dragging their feet to get their […]

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What the fax?!

11.06.18 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Don’t let them silence you. Submit your comment by fax to the NEB’s oil tanker review. Look. This thing is clearly rigged. And they are trying to suppress public participation. So let’s flood ’em with letters. Again. Last month, the National Energy Board announced a one-week comment period on the scope of their new review. […]

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Big donors, developers desperate to stop Pro Rep

11.02.18 | Commentary, Democracy, Proportional Representation |  Lisa Sammartino

British Columbia’s political elites line up behind the status quo In November 2017, British Columbia finally banned corporate and union donations in politics. This was not an easy feat. Many politicians, donors and lobbyists worked very hard to make sure that ride did not come to an end. But everyday British Columbians won that battle […]

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Podcast for October 2018: The case for Pro Rep

10.30.18 | Actions, News, Organizing, Podcast, Proportional Representation |  Lisa Sammartino

In this Pro Rep deep dive, Seth Klein, the director of the B.C. chapter of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, dispels the myths of the No side, explains what proportional representation really is and how it will fix our democracy, and describes what your three Pro Rep options on the ballot are. This episode […]

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