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718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan

01.11.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

Update: The amount included below was calculated with information available at the time. Here is an updated total, based on the BC Liberals  2016 donor records.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan BC Liberals secure their ‘fair share’ of pipeline cash – in political donations VANCOUVER – After formally […]

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Will Premier Clark uphold her five conditions?

12.19.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

By caving to Ottawa and the oil industry, B.C.’s premier would break her promise to our province After Prime Minister Trudeau approved Kinder Morgan last month, all eyes turned to Christy Clark. She responded by saying Kinder Morgan was “very, very close” to meeting her government’s conditions for oil pipeline and tanker projects through the […]

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Like Trudeau, Premier Clark will approve Kinder Morgan. Here’s why.

12.15.16 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

Industry backers have donated at least $720,000 to ensure Trans Mountain’s provincial approval. Last week Prime Minister Trudeau announced his approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion because, as he’d have us believe, “it meets the strictest of environment standards.” Trudeau directly addressed British Columbians with these words: “If I thought this project was unsafe […]

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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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Cynical betrayal on Kinder Morgan galvanizes B.C. voters

11.29.16 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau’s approval of Kinder Morgan will carry heavy political consequences VANCOUVER – Organizers with Dogwood Initiative are busy preparing canvass events in thirteen ridings across the province for this Saturday as British Columbians gear up to launch a citizens’ initiative to block bitumen transport to the West Coast. As acknowledged by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould […]

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Justice Minister: Ottawa can’t force Kinder Morgan on B.C.

11.29.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Sophie Harrison

Jody Wilson-Raybould, in her own words In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, Dogwood collected survey responses from candidates in every B.C. riding. We asked for their positions on key B.C. issues, so constituents could hold them to their word if elected. Here’s what Jody Wilson-Raybould wrote in response to this question: “Who do […]

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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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Kinder Morgan could inflict political damage on Trudeau Liberals

11.23.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2016 Oil tanker expansion a ballot-box issue for many 2015 Liberal voters, poll finds   VANCOUVER — A new poll by Insights West shows strong opposition to increased oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s south coast, especially among voters who supported Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in the 2015 federal election. […]

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