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British Columbians Knock the Block this October

10.07.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker […]

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Never underestimate British Columbians

10.06.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing, Strategy |  Will Horter

The federal government is using political calculus that doesn’t add up The last time a Prime Minister named Trudeau forced an unpopular energy policy on a western province, the backlash eviscerated the Liberals’ foothold in the West and created fault lines that ultimately transformed Canada for a generation. Trudeau, the father, miscalculated the impact of overriding […]

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Liberals ready to sacrifice three MPs for Kinder Morgan

10.05.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Gains in Alberta will offset B.C. blowback, sources say Trudeau government officials believe approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline and oil tanker project will jeopardize three Liberal seats in B.C. in the next election, according to a source who requested anonymity. However, the Liberals believe the move could also make them competitive in four new Calgary-area […]

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Piecing together the Kinder Morgan puzzle

10.03.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

Is Big Oil trying to game Alberta’s royalty structure with their risky pipeline proposal? Growing up, I spent a fair amount of time doing puzzles. I liked the simplicity and comfort of knowing each piece had its place and, given time and concentration, I could assemble the image of a unicorn or kittens in a […]

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A Royal spotlight on Canada’s relationship with First Nations

09.26.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

Amidst a resurgence of First Nations assertion of rights and title, can Will and Kate’s visit to unceded territory refocus Canadians’ attention on our broken relationships with First Nations? I was out of my comfort zone on the Fort Rupert Indian Reservation. The year was 1994. I was 24 years old and tagging along with […]

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New report raises concerns about Kinder Morgan proposal

09.22.16 | Let BC Vote, Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Oil Change International report argues fossil fuel expansion is inconsistent with international climate change goals BURNABY, B.C. — British Columbian citizens’ group Dogwood welcomed today’s Oil Change International report, which raises concerns about the climate change impacts of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker proposal. Dogwood has been pushing against the expansion of […]

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Spill response — what’s to celebrate?

09.09.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Cheryl Cameron

Honouring 40 years of spill response won’t make bitumen float.  Ahhh…  Summertime on the North Shore. If you’re a North Van local like I am, there’s no better way to spend a Friday night than to head to the Shipyards Night Market. Couples and families stroll the waterfront, revelling in the shimmer of the evening sun […]

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Why is Kim Baird on the cover of Alberta Oil magazine?

09.06.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Charles Campbell

Back in June, shortly before the Harper-appointed National Energy Board gave a thumbs-up to Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker proposal, the Liberals announced the creation of a new review panel tasked with “restoring public trust in Canada’s environmental and regulatory processes.” Barely two months later, the panel has failed spectacularly. Not only has the slapdash process […]

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