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Podcast for December 2017: The year in review and the battles ahead

12.20.17 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, General, No Tankers, Podcast |  Lisa Sammartino

For many British Columbians, 2017 was challenging. So why are we filled with optimism for the new year? From Kinder Morgan to U.S. thermal coal exports to democratic renewal, tune in to find out what opportunities we see for British Columbia in 2018.   Invest in Dogwood. Become a monthly donor.   Subscribe to our […]

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R.I.P. Big Money in politics: 1858-2017

11.29.17 | Ban Big Money, Democracy, General, Media |  Kai Nagata

For Immediate Release November 30, 2017 R.I.P. Big Money in Politics: 1858-2017 VICTORIA — After more than a century of unlimited donations, corporate cronyism and declining public faith in institutions, Big Money was finally banished from B.C. provincial and municipal elections today as bills 3 and 15 officially became law. “Nineteenth century reformers like Amor […]

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After the smoke clears

11.14.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

As climate crises threaten our home more and more frequently, British Columbians need to know — does the government have our back? As a teenager, I used to jog every day. Then, during one run, I got so sick, I stopped running altogether. The smoke was so thick that summer, I became physically ill from […]

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Mining for support in Kamloops

10.26.17 | Ban Big Money |  Guest Writer

Are donations to politicians — and the community — going to buy Ajax Mine’s way into Kamloops? Guest writer Gina Morris is from Kamloops Moms for Clean Air   KGHM Ajax could be described as the proverbial “house guest” in Kamloops — with a “thanks for having us” gift in the form of donations, rather […]

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British Columbians demand urgent action to clean up local politics

10.26.17 | Ban Big Money, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

For Immediate Release October 26, 2017 BRITISH COLUMBIANS DEMAND URGENT ACTION TO CLEAN UP LOCAL POLITICS Legislature has until November 30 to bring in much-needed reforms VANCOUVER — Voters across British Columbia want to see corporate, union and out-of-province donations banned in municipal campaigns before next year’s election, a new survey by Insights West has […]

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BC Liberals rolled the dice with taxpayers’ trust

10.23.17 | Ban Big Money |  Lisa Sammartino

From money-laundering casinos to sweetheart deals for donors, B.C.’s last government left a lot of unanswered questions on the table In July 2015, B.C.’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) grew suspicious after noticing some sketchy activity at River Rock Casino and Resort. The Richmond gambling facility had been accepting huge bundles of $20 bills […]

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Podcast for October 2017: Knocktober

10.16.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Democracy, Organizing, Podcast |  Anna Barford

Happy Knocktober! This month Dogwood’s remote organizer, Anna Barford, takes over the podcast to talk about the month-long push to gather support for a Corruption Inquiry. Anna talks to four volunteers who have signed up to knock their block — from trophy hunting to Kinder Morgan to fish farms, they tell us how they see […]

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Closed door climate policy

10.03.17 | Ban Big Money, Campaigns, Commentary, Democracy |  Mike Soron

B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan came from more than Big Oil — Big Money was in the room, too Imagine the B.C. government launches a new anti-tobacco campaign to discourage smoking. Health experts and doctors are assembled on an advisory panel and asked to make recommendations. An outside consultant is hired to do advanced modelling about […]

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