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Podcast for September 2018: We quashed the Trans Mountain pipeline. Now what?

09.20.18 | Actions, Campaigns, Democracy, No Tankers, Organizing, Podcast, Proportional Representation |  Noal Amir

On August 30 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled on fourteen different court cases brought forward against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion’s NEB review process. And they all won. The court invalidated the permit approval on the basis of two claims: 1. The NEB under Trudeau’s government did not adequately consult First Nations and […]

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Clam scam casts a stink over other fishy decisions

09.13.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Minister’s favour to family member raises questions about lucrative DFO contract Justin Trudeau’s greatest feat to date may be his rehabilitation of the Liberal Party brand. Gone is the grubby clique of old-money frat boys, robbing the Canadian taxpayer to line the pockets of their friends and political donors. Hello, hope and change. But the […]

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Lies and losses

09.11.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau’s broken promises loom large in federal court decision Last month’s Federal Court of Appeal ruling dealt a crushing blow to the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion. The decision was a huge victory for the First Nations — in particular, the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Sto:lo (Aitchelitz, Skowkale Shxwa:y Village, Soowahlie, Squiala, Tzeachten, Yakweakwioose, Skwah, Kwaw-Kwaw-Aplit […]

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From cynicism to connection

09.06.18 | Actions, No Tankers, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Summer student organizer Maddie Hague reflects on a summer of social change This summer my friend asked how I liked my new summer job as a Dogwood Organizer. I replied, “I love it — my faith in humanity has been restored!” Like many 30-somethings in the era of climate change and Trump, I’ve felt pretty […]

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“Fundamentally wrong to put people at this sort of risk”

07.24.18 | No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Westridge resident shares her experience with the Trans Mountain 2007 oil spill On July 24, 2007, Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline ruptured, spilling more than 200,000 litres of heavy crude in the Westridge neighbourhood of Burnaby, B.C. SFU business professor Karen Ruckman’s family home was just down the street. She shares their experience with the […]

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Target practice

07.23.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Thousands cheer online for activists to be murdered. How long before someone takes it literally? “Next time just cut the cables,” wrote 67-year old John Les on Facebook. He was reacting to a CBC News video of police arresting Greenpeace activists dangling from the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. It’s tempting to dismiss Les as an old […]

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Why B.C. needs to fix its environmental assessment laws

07.19.18 | No Tankers |  Noal Amir

Citizens have until July 30 to comment on proposed overhaul of project reviews What do the Trans Mountain pipeline, a toxic waste dump at Shawnigan Lake, the Site C dam and the controversial New Prosperity mine have in common? Each was rubber-stamped by the BC Liberal government under a review process called environmental assessment, which […]

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Who defaced our flyers in North Van?

07.11.18 | No Tankers, Organizing |  Cheryl Cameron

MPs are sick of hearing what you think about their Texas pipeline bailout Remember “Real Change, Now”? It’s what North Shore voters believed we were getting when Liberal candidates swept Stephen Harper’s Conservative MPs off the map in 2015. I suppose some things have changed. Like our parliamentarians’ positions, rhetoric and attitude toward the people […]

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