Posts from ‘Elections’ - Page 10

We need courageous leaders, not empty promises and lies

12.13.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Occasionally, a leader has the courage to take controversial action even though there may be enormous political consequences. Unfortunately, most of the time […]

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Corporate cash addiction corrodes B.C. politics

11.28.16 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Will Horter

The tide is turning against corporate money in politics. Yet BC Liberals, NDP keep cashing cheques. Would you pay $20,000 to eat rubbery chicken, drink a couple glasses of wine, shake some hands and listen to boring political speeches? No, probably not. How about $5,000 or $10,000 a table? Or $1,000, $1,500 or $2,500 a […]

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Take it from Hillary: money can’t buy everything

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

The American election turned political campaigning on its head. Canadian politicians better heed the lessons. There is a well known theory in political campaigning: The candidate who raises the most money and spends more is likely to win. This seems logical. Money can buy solutions to most campaign problems: a first time candidate can pay […]

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Christy Clark’s trumped up ‘feminism’

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

*Please note: The numbers below were based on the information available at that time. Since then, the BC Liberals have released their 2016 donor list, which include a contribution of $5000 from TA Management and $5000 from Holborn Holdings. Both cheques were written on May 5, 2016. This brings the total contributions from Trump Tower developers to […]

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B.C. Greens demonstrate leadership by banning corporate and union donations

09.28.16 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Media |  Sophie Harrison

Decision increases pressure on BC Liberals and BC NDP to follow suit VICTORIA, B.C. — Dogwood is applauding today’s announcement by leader of the Green Party of British Columbia, Andrew Weaver, to abolish corporate and union donations for their party. With no legislation for political donations in B.C., the BC Green party is the first […]

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!!!!!!!!, and other lessons from the federal election

12.24.15 | Commentary, Election - Canada 2015, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

What do you think was the best-performing email subject line of the entire federal election campaign at Dogwood? If you guessed eight exclamation points in a row and nothing else, YOU’D BE RIGHT!!!!!!!! What may have been the product of mental exhaustion turned into a surprisingly effective get-out-the-vote email in the dying days of the […]

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Which voting system is best?

10.30.15 | Commentary, Elections |  Kai Nagata

When a favourite sports team falls short in the playoffs, fans are quick to find fault with the umpires, the weather, the league – in short, blaming everything the players themselves can’t control. A similar refrain is often heard after elections. “If only the rules were different, my team would be in a different position […]

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Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?

07.20.15 | Actions, Commentary, Election - Canada 2015, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to be saying. If you needed evidence that our community organizers have pro-tanker incumbents worried, you only had to pick up the local paper in Parksville a […]

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