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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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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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A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll

09.27.18 | Campaigns, Democracy, Proportional Representation |  Dave Mills

An ode to the beautiful mix of rural and urban voters that make B.C. unique “All you spoiled brats in the city know how to do is spend the resource riches generated by hardworking rural B.C.” “Oh yeah? Who pays for all that highway infrastructure so you rednecks can drive around in your big trucks?” […]

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Podcast for September 2018: We quashed the Trans Mountain pipeline. Now what?

09.20.18 | Actions, Campaigns, Democracy, No Tankers, Organizing, Podcast, Proportional Representation |  Noal Amir

On August 30 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled on fourteen different court cases brought forward against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion’s NEB review process. And they all won. The court invalidated the permit approval on the basis of two claims: 1. The NEB under Trudeau’s government did not adequately consult First Nations and […]

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Where are all the women?

09.13.18 | Commentary, Democracy, Proportional Representation |  Lisa Sammartino

There is one simple way to make politics better: elect more women. Look at these people: To me, with the exception of Christy Clark, B.C.’s former premiers all look the same. None of them look like me — they don’t reflect more than half of B.C.’s population. Not enough has changed since the “founding fathers.” […]

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Podcast for July 2018: Money-laundering in B.C. — who is to blame?

07.31.18 | Actions, Democracy, Organizing, Podcast |  Mike Soron

In the wake of the explosive Peter German report which connected money-laundering in B.C. to the fentanyl crisis and housing market, we look at reactions from journalists, politicians and the public, talk about who is to blame and discuss the growing calls for a public inquiry. This episode was recorded on unceded Coast Salish territory. […]

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