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Worse than the National Energy Board?

07.17.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Conflict of interest, slapdash process drag down Liberals’ Kinder Morgan review First Nations leaders left in the dark. The public, once again, denied the chance to speak. Add to that a clear conflict of interest at the heart of the panel chosen to review Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal and you have a recipe for yet […]

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Conflict of Interest: Kinder Morgan panellist should step down

07.14.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Liberal appointee Kim Baird worked in partnership with Kinder Morgan Is there a fox in the Kinder Morgan review panel hen house? That’s the question buzzing online after revelations that former Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Kim Baird has a longstanding relationship with Kinder Morgan and its Canadian spokesman, Ian Anderson. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president […]

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Trudeau’s Choice

07.11.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

Sunny ways vs. the laws of physics Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proven to be one of the savviest political operators in recent Canadian memory. Having ridden a wave of popular change into 24 Sussex, he and his team have proven remarkably adept at nurturing and leveraging this popularity into support for a host of […]

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CBC pretends Trans Mountain’s 69 oil spills never happened

05.27.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Kai Nagata

Truth is the first casualty of the pipeline wars The next time Canada’s public broadcaster publishes a column by Calgary pundit Duane Bratt, it should come with a disclaimer: Warning! Entering fact-free zone! This week, Bratt penned a passionate defence of the National Energy Board titled “It’s not a sham: A rebuttal to Mayor Robertson’s […]

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Tanker decision too important to leave to politicians

05.19.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Teams of Dogwood canvassers will hit the streets Saturday morning, gathering signatures in support of an eventual province-wide vote on oil tanker projects. The renewed organizing effort by the B.C. citizen group comes after today’s conditional approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by the National Energy Board. “This issue is too […]

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Preparations for oil tanker referendum continue

05.17.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

BURNABY – Organizers with B.C. citizen group Dogwood Initiative are continuing with preparations for an eventual referendum on oil tankers despite the appointment of a new advisory panel to study Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion proposal. “We welcome the government’s decision to hear from residents along the pipeline and oil tanker route, and we encourage […]

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A Game of Votes

05.10.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

As the undead march on Fortress B.C., Dogwood prepares the defences How do you kill something that just won’t die? That’s the question preoccupying Game of Thrones fans, and the millions of British Columbians who oppose bitumen-laden oil tankers on our home shores. Whether you’re watching the looming siege of Westeros by an icy undead […]

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Is Christy Clark “Getting to Yes” on Kinder Morgan?

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

B.C. Premier’s oil tanker resistance could crumble if Site C, LNG are at stake The B.C. government’s lack of support for oil tankers on the West Coast has always been up for negotiation. Now, with two of Premier Christy Clark’s signature megaprojects held up by other jurisdictions, her administration appears to be removing obstacles to […]

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