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A citizens’ guide to the Nanaimo by-election

01.10.19 | Commentary, Elections |  Arie Ross

This is more than just a by-election. The results could decide B.C.’s future. The stability of B.C.’s government hangs on a by-election in Nanaimo later this month. Tony Harris is the BC Liberal candidate in the riding. He is a self-proclaimed real estate speculator and businessman who got his start working for his father’s chain […]

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Where we’re going from here

06.30.17 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Dogwood

Four Dogwood staffers give you their perspective on next steps in the fight for B.C.’s coast, air and democracy under a new government Lisa, on Dogwood’s Ban Big Money campaign… What a week! Well, actually, what a couple of months! We launched the Ban Big Money campaign in Spring of 2016. Since then, Dogwood supporters […]

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BC Liberals vow to Ban Big Money

06.22.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Lisa Sammartino

After 16 years of “legalized bribery,” a public apology and some light grovelling. Last fall I sat down and wrote out a timeline of goals for the Ban Big Money campaign. I hoped all three major political parties in B.C. would include a ban on corporate, union and out-of-province donations in their campaign platforms before […]

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Podcast for June 2017: Where is this ship headed?

06.15.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

In the first episode since the provincial election, B.C. is still in rocky waters. SFU political scientist David Moscrop joins host Kai Nagata to explain what’s going on in the legislature and what could happen next. Director of Organizing Laura Benson hops aboard to explain what’s happening with the Citizens’ Initiative now that a new […]

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Did Big Money actually influence decision-making in B.C.?

06.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Lisa Sammartino

Update: this post was written on June 8, 2017. Since then the ruling BC Liberal party received a vote of non-confidence and the BC NDP, led by John Horgan as premier, has taken power. The new government, with the support of the BC Green caucus, has stated that Ban Big Money laws will be one […]

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Celebrating our behind the scenes victories

06.06.17 | Election - BC 2017, Organizing |  Arielle Houghton

How we continue to make a big difference in B.C. What a whirlwind of a month. From candidate debates, canvassing and back-to-back get out the vote phone banking, to waiting weeks to hear the election results only to wait even longer to find out which two parties would be forming government. Our fingers were on […]

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Organized people can beat big money

06.05.17 | Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, Organizing |  Laura Benson

We can win big — but only if we don’t let up now I’ve never felt more excited about the possibilities for a province where you lead and our politicians follow. If we canvass in our communities, meet with our new MLAs and ramp up pressure online, the new NDP-Green government will have the support […]

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British Columbia vs. the Deep State

06.02.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

A slim majority of BC MLA’s oppose TMX — cue the backlash In the dying days of his administration before the pivotal inauguration of John Kennedy, outgoing Republican president Dwight Eisenhower sounded a note of caution, the echoes of which we would do well to reflect upon today. “In the councils of government, we must […]

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