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Democracy in action – Esquimalt

10.31.14 | Commentary, Election - municipal 2014 |  Dogwood

“Democracy in action” captured the scene this week at a lively all-candidates meeting in Esquimalt. It was standing room only as 14 candidates vied for the votes of more than 200 local residents. Co-sponsored by Esquimalt United Church and Dogwood Initiative, the session focused on ecological concerns: oil tankers off our coast, renewable energy, sewage […]

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Why Dogwood doesn’t endorse

10.21.14 | Commentary, Elections, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

So you’re a Dogwood supporter. Imagine you’re at home one evening and the doorbell rings. You open the door. On the front steps you see a person holding a clipboard and wearing a button that says “Let BC Vote” or “Beyond Coal”. “Hello,” they say. “I’m a volunteer with Dogwood Initiative. As you know, there’s […]

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The west wants out

08.27.14 | Election - Canada 2015, Op-Ed, Strategy |  Will Horter

This article originally appeared in the Toronto Star. Earthquakes happen rarely in Canadian politics, but the fault lines are shifting again on the West Coast. As the next federal election draws closer, conditions below the surface should remind political observers of another seismic event a generation ago. Back in the early 1990s, Stephen Harper and the […]

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Port Approves New Coal Port Despite Overwhelming Opposition

08.21.14 | Beyond Coal, Election - municipal 2014, Media |  Dogwood

Today British Columbia’s largest nonpartisan democracy group called on local and provincial officials to stand up for B.C. after Port Metro Vancouver approved a permit for Fraser Surrey Docks to build a U.S. thermal coal transshipment facility. “The provincial government has the responsibility to live up to its climate targets and protect the health of […]

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Too young to vote? Maybe not.

04.08.14 | Actions, Election - BC 2017, Elections |  Kai Nagata

How many times have you heard someone say that politicians are “acting like children”? It’s a tired old cliche and frankly, it’s insulting to children. I have the good fortune of leading workshops once in a while with high school students and I think politicians could take a few notes. The teenagers I know are […]

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Taking the leap: Election team captain dishes on her experience

06.26.13 | Election - BC 2013, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dogwood

I’ve always loved nature, but in my home of the U.K. we’ve pretty much removed all the wilderness we had, including 90 per cent of the forest and all of the large mammals except deer. When I moved to B.C. in 2011 to experience the big outdoors on a working holiday visa, I couldn’t believe […]

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BC Party Positions on Oil Tankers

06.05.13 | Election - BC 2013, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

BC Liberals Summary: The BC Liberals have rejected Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal and are withholding judgment on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion proposal. In Detail: The BC Liberals have ‘five conditions’ upon which they individually assess each heavy oil pipeline and tanker proposal. You can read more about the five conditions in the government’s news […]

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What actually happened in the B.C. election?

05.17.13 | Commentary, Election - BC 2013, Strategy |  Will Horter

In the aftermath of Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberal’s surprise election victory, the spinmeisters are inevitably trying to simplify a complex series of factors into sound bites. Two explanations are receiving prominent play in the media. These are: Clark’s victory was a referendum on pipelines and her win is a signal that British Columbians […]

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