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At this late hour in the climate crisis, every vote matters

06.11.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy |  Dave Mills

A razor thin victory at City Hall reminds us how we could lose the climate fight. Late last week, Dogwood caught wind that a seemingly-routine series of staff recommendations to Vancouver City Council contained a poison pill designed to strike at the heart of the city’s Climate Emergency Plan (CEP). In short, the new city […]

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How do we democratize a corporate resource colony?

04.23.21 | Democracy, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

With electoral reform off the table, here are seven ways to build people power in B.C. What do you call a place where 17 per cent of the population votes in a government – whose decisions are directed by unseen lobbyists and bureaucrats? How about a province where citizens pay taxes, which our politicians then […]

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Old-school politics won’t save us from climate chaos. Here’s what might.

01.24.20 | Campaigns, Climate, Democracy, Elections, News |  Kai Nagata

Odds favour a B.C. election in 2020. How can we force cooperation on the defining issue of our lives?   Here’s a prediction for 2020: British Columbians will head back to the polls. The NDP promised to make life more affordable, and now they’ve cut bridge tolls, daycare costs and MSP premiums. Premier Horgan still […]

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Webinar: Adam Olsen on the passage of B.C.’s UNDRIP law

12.18.19 | Climate, Democracy, In Depth, Indigenous rights, Media, Mining, Podcast |  Kai Nagata

How might the Declaration Act affect forestry, mining, Site C or other projects on the B.C. landscape? After Bill 41 became law, we had a chance to sit down for an hour with Adam Olsen, Tsartlip Nation member and MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. Topics included: How Indigenous languages offer a different perspective […]

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Webinar: Khelsilem on B.C. Indigenous rights bill

11.19.19 | Climate, Democracy, In Depth, Indigenous rights, Media, Mining, Podcast |  Kai Nagata

How affordable housing, climate action and Indigenous rights can fit together We were pleased to welcome language teacher, elected councillor and Squamish Nation spokesperson Khelsilem for an hour-long chat with Kai Nagata and Dogwood supporters. Topics included: Sen̓áḵw, the Squamish Nation’s ambitious new 6,000-unit rental housing project in Kitsilano How Indigenous values can inform the […]

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Why I won’t be voting today

10.21.19 | Democracy, Election - Canada 2019, Elections |  Noal Amir

Meet three passionate advocates for social change who can’t – or don’t – participate in elections. On October 21, many Canadians will head to the polls to vote for their MP — but many people living in Canada won’t. They’re not politically apathetic. Some don’t have the right. For others the act of voting is […]

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Meet Murray Edwards the luckiest billionaire in Canada

07.30.19 | Campaigns, Climate, Democracy, General, Mining, News |  Noal Amir

Murray Edwards is having a very good week, thanks to your tax dollars What do the Calgary Flames hockey team, the Mount Polley mine and the Trans Mountain oil tanker project have in common? They are all propped up with public money – and they all stand to make billionaire Murray Edwards even richer. The […]

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The rise of the petro-nationalists

07.05.19 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2019, General |  Dave Mills

Photo credit: Andrew Forget How long will Canadians sit back and take what the “War Room” is dishing? Over the last couple of years, the tension over how to manage fossil fuel-induced climate change within provinces and states in North America has reached a boiling point. The petro-identity Conservatives have constructed for themselves faces an […]

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