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Throne Speech climate commitments dwarfed by spending on Trans Mountain

12.05.19 | Election - Canada 2019, Media, No Tankers |  Alexandra Woodsworth

OTTAWA – The Liberal government plans to spend five times more on pipeline construction this year than fighting climate change, according to new calculations from B.C. nonprofit Dogwood. Thursday’s throne speech laid out a series of climate commitments drawn from the Liberal platform, which total $816 million in budget year 2020-21. Over the same period, […]

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Casey Jones

11.21.19 | Climate, Commentary, Election - Canada 2019, News |  Dave Mills

Trudeau’s centrist cabinet on the track of no return There’s an old song from the popular folk-rock album Working Man’s Dead about the infamous train conductor Casey Jones. As Trudeau’s new cabinet was sworn in at Rideau Hall, the lyrics wormed their way into my brain. The song retells the story of how an engineer […]

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Youth climate strikers welcome North Van MP to new portfolio

11.20.19 | Climate, Election - Canada 2019, Media |  Kai Nagata

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 Youth climate strikers welcome North Van MP to new portfolio Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has 100 days to show he’s serious MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH, TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES – Organizers of the largest mass demonstration in recent B.C. history say Jonathan Wilkinson must show he takes the climate crisis seriously, or face […]

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Time for a Bloc Cascadien in Canadian politics

10.23.19 | Election - Canada 2019, News, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

With a weak federal government and hostile neighbours, B.C. needs to stand up for itself B.C. is the front line of the overdose crisis and the housing crisis. We have the most crushing ratio of household debt in Canada. Our primary industries are collapsing because of climate change, automation and corporate greed. And yet British […]

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Why I won’t be voting today

10.21.19 | Democracy, Election - Canada 2019, Elections |  Noal Amir

Meet three passionate advocates for social change who can’t – or don’t – participate in elections. On October 21, many Canadians will head to the polls to vote for their MP — but many people living in Canada won’t. They’re not politically apathetic. Some don’t have the right. For others the act of voting is […]

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Get to know your future MP

10.08.19 | Climate, Election - Canada 2019 |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Who will be your champion in Ottawa? With ten years left to put the brakes on runaway climate change, it will be up to the next federal government to either tackle it head on – or let us all go over the cliff edge. Who do you want representing you in Ottawa as we grapple […]

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Yes, racism is an environmental issue

10.07.19 | Election - Canada 2019, News |  Kai Nagata

Calls to ‘focus on climate’ above justice or equity are misguided, even dangerous I know what Mike Le Couteur was thinking. When NDP leader Jagmeet Singh stood in Grassy Narrows and vowed to fix the drinking water in Indigenous communities, the Global reporter was following his news instincts. “Are you just writing a blank cheque,” […]

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In Burnaby North-Seymour, a giant on the hillside

10.03.19 | Climate, Election - Canada 2019, No Tankers |  Laura Benson

Trans Mountain looms large over this election. Where do our local candidates stand? “I’m really into politics,” my eight year old has declared. I guess it’s not surprising, given that his mom works for Dogwood. But Leo’s newfound interest and his older brother Henry’s growing interest in joining other youth fighting for climate action is […]

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