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May 2nd was an important day in Canadian history

05.24.11 | Election - Canada 2011, No Tankers |  Will Horter

While the unexpected Conservative majority and NDP surge dominated news coverage in the wake of the recent federal election, a less publicized issue had a major impact in key B.C. swing ridings on election night: oil tankers. Lost in the post-election media melee was the fact that Harper’s Conservatives lost seats in B.C. and that […]

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This is what we did

05.06.11 | Election - Canada 2011, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Expect amazing volunteers, hard work and an idea of what the election results mean for keeping oil tankers off our coast.

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Why the political pundits are wrong about B.C.

04.29.11 | Election - Canada 2011 |  Will Horter

The spike in support for the NDP first in Quebec, and now apparently across the country has political commentators in a frenzy. Pundits are spewing their opinions about who this hurts, who it helps and what impact this will have on the May 2 election and the future of Canadian democracy. The conventional view is […]

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Liberals, NDP and Greens committed to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast

04.05.11 | Election - Canada 2011, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

There was a flurry of speculation last week after Pat Daniel was quoted in the Globe and Mail questioning the Liberal’s commitment to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast. Within a day, the NDP had jumped into the fray on their website, asking whether Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff had cut a secret deal on […]

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Making sense of election promises

05.12.09 | Democracy, Election - BC 2009, No Tankers |  Will Horter

The media keeps on calling to get my take on which party has the best environmental policy. The short answer is that they are all fundamentally flawed, though the Green Party less so. There has been a lot of partisan finger-pointing and misinformation surrounding Dogwood Initiative’s position in this election. Dogwood Initiative is non-partisan and […]

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Jordan River Forest Lands- It’s an election issue!

05.07.09 | Election - BC 2009, Retired Campaigns |  Maurita Prato

Only a few months ago the Jordan River forest lands issue was quiet in the media. It seemed that people had glazed over on the issue. The status of the CRD zoning bylaws were uncertain until the end of June when the BC Court of Appeal decision is expected.These bylaw amendments were passed to slow […]

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Make History on May 12th!

05.05.09 | Democracy, Election - BC 2009 |  Matt Takach

BC voters have a chance to make history this election and help protect the environment by voting YES to BC-STV. We can make an historic change and adopt Canada’s first fair and proportional electoral system by voting yes in the provincial referendum. By voting yes you’ll ensure that your vote really counts and the issues […]

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How every vote is a vote for Harper

10.08.08 | Election - Canada 2008, Strategy |  Matt Takach

Our current electoral system is broken and needs fixing -the way in which this federal election is rolling out has confirmed this for most Canadians. Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of talk about strategic voting: ‘a vote for the NDP is a vote for Harper’; ‘a vote for theLiberals is […]

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