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British Columbia mayors filling leadership vacuum in pipeline review process

09.26.14 | Let BC Vote, Op-Ed |  Kai Nagata

Written by Kai Nagata – Originally published in the Financial Post, September 25, 2014 With rain lashing the chairlifts and green grass stretching up the mountainside, the visitors packing Whistler’s chalet lounges this week aren’t here for the moguls. It’s the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, and that means 737 mayors and councillors are […]

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Big waves made in a small community

09.26.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

To tanker or not to tanker, that is the question… that will be on a Sooke referendum this coming municipal election. In a unanimous decision made by Sooke council earlier this month, the issue of increased tanker traffic will be officially added to the ballot this November, giving voters an opportunity to put in no […]

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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John

09.15.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far […]

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"What took you so long?"

08.27.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

Around a kitchen table in Fort Saint John, seven people are talking through their local Let BC Vote strategy when one asks me, “What took you so long to come to the Peace?” She’s one of several hundred longtime Dogwood supporters in the North Peace. The answer is simple: time. It’s a big province but […]

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Why I signed the Let BC Vote pledge

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

Guest writer Jess Housty’s original post can be found here Last week I signed the Let BC Vote pledge. You could say I’m late to the party. More than 200,000 British Columbians signed before me. I’ve been aware of the Dogwood Initiative-led campaign since it launched, and I’ve watched the numbers grow. But I wanted […]

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Summer in B.C.: rockstars, roughnecks, rights and title

07.08.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Staff profiles |  Dogwood

Kai Nagata, Energy & Democracy Director: How can you tell a campaign is starting to pick up serious momentum? I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to notice some signs: fist-bumps from guys I haven’t hung out with since high school, saying “nice job on Global News, man”. Two college students yelling over the […]

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Time for Clark to make good on her Enbridge election promise

06.17.14 | Let BC Vote, Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

Vancouver, June 17 2014 – British Columbia’s largest nonpartisan democracy group today called on Premier Christy Clark to hold fast to her election promise and stand up for British Columbia against Enbridge’s pipeline and oil tanker proposal. “Premier Clark said it best. Nobody can force this pipeline through our province if the people here don’t […]

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Unwanted pipeline, unwilling province

06.16.14 | Let BC Vote, Media, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Vancouver, June 16 2014 – A coalition of First Nations and civil society groups today delivered a final rejection of Enbridge’s pipeline and oil tanker project. With many First Nations gearing up for court battles to protect their territories from this risky proposal, representatives of Coastal First Nations, Dogwood Initiative, Unifor, West Coast Environmental Law, […]

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