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Economist Robyn Allan withdraws from Kinder Morgan review

05.19.15 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Guest Writer

Robyn Allan has withdrawn as an intervenor in the federal government’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion project, detailing her reasons for quitting in a scathing letter to the National Energy Board. Allan is former President and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, was Vice-President Finance for Parklane […]

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Citizen groups unconvinced by pipeline regulator’s PR push

04.27.15 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – Citizen groups representing more than 300,000 concerned British Columbians emerged from a closed-door meeting with National Energy Board (NEB) Chair and CEO Peter Watson unconvinced that the pipeline regulator has the power to conduct fair or meaningful reviews of crude oil infrastructure in the province. Staff from Sierra Club BC, Georgia Strait Alliance, […]

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An open letter to Minister James Moore

04.22.15 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

The general manager of the Jericho Sailing Centre is accusing Coast Guard brass of straight-out lying to the public. Here’s Mike Cotter’s open letter to Minister James Moore. Dear Mr. Moore: Since the April 8 bunker C fuel spill in English Bay, 3km directly north of the Jericho Sailing Centre, I have heard various reports […]

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What do you do to prevent more oil spills?

04.17.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Christina Smethurst

One week ago Vancouver residents woke up to the news that a grain freighter at anchor had leaked bunker fuel into English Bay. No reason to panic, right? Conditions were sunny and calm, there was hardly a breeze: a golden opportunity for the federal government to demonstrate its “world-leading” spill response. It’s pretty clear now […]

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Sooke goes face to face with Kinder Morgan

04.12.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Dogwood

Kinder Morgan has been on the road lately  doling out money to communities that would be affected by their pipeline project . They found no buyers in Sooke. “Go home, you’re not welcome in our town,” was the unequivocal message delivered by a polite but passionate crowd during the April 7 open house put on by […]

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How does the Let BC Vote campaign fit into federal election organizing and beyond?

02.12.15 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Like many people, I joined Dogwood Initiative because of its unique citizens’ initiative strategy. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Let BC Vote campaign launch, I find myself reflecting on where we were at the beginning of 2014, how far we’ve come since and of course what’s next. Most of the people I […]

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Esquimalt says yes to a B.C. review of Kinder Morgan

02.06.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Terry Dance-Bennink has been volunteering in various capacities and organizing with Dogwood since 2013. She’s also a regular editorial contributor. You can read her profound story about visiting the Alberta oil sands and about uniting various faith traditions for a successful healing walk on our blog page. What do newly retired Jane Devonshire […]

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My fearless predictions for 2015

01.15.15 | Beyond Coal, Campaigns, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

When I was a little boy, every year at about this time my mother would sit me down for a talk about my priorities for the coming 12 months. Like most kids, I hated the talk. I remember scrambling for something meaningful to say given my favoured time horizon was two hours, not 12 months. […]

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