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What does the B.C. election mean for No Tankers?

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

The May 14 provincial election will be a critical moment for the No Tankers network. The next government of B.C. will have the power to stand up to plans to bring more crude oil tankers to our coast, but it’s up to us, British Columbians, to elect strong candidates and to give the next government […]

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Community hearings are a wrap! Now what?

02.04.13 | Election - BC 2013, No Tankers |  Emma Gilchrist

They held community hearings in 16 different towns and cities across British Columbia. They listened to presentations from everyday British Columbians for hour after hour, day after day. And when they wrapped up the community hearings in Vancouver on Friday, the three-person National Energy Board panel had heard from 1,159 speakers opposed to Enbridge’s proposal […]

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Knock the Vote, Victoria!

01.15.13 | Election - BC 2013, No Tankers, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

Victoria cooled to a chilly -2 C on Friday after the hottest activist-driven day of 2013 thus far: eight days of Enbridge hearings in Victoria had wrapped, rallies and flotillas occupied the harbour and Idle No More protests converged in Victoria’s Centennial Square. Dogwood, however, had one last action up its sleeve. As dusk set […]

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Oil tankers and pipelines a voting issue in Chilliwack-Hope?

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

On Wednesday morning I received an email from Mike in Chilliwack: “I have always voted Liberal but am concerned enough about the environment to have my vote swayed.” In the lead-up to election day yesterday we let our supporters in the riding of Chilliwack-Hope know where all the candidates stood on B.C. pipeline proposals and […]

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Vote for who you like

11.08.11 | Election - municipal 2011, No Tankers |  Celine Trojand

In May’s federal election, nearly 70 per cent of eligible voters in the Victoria region voted – one of the highest turnouts in the country! In contrast, during the last municipal election only 17 per cent of eligible voters in Saanich (our largest municipality) got out to the polls. Sadly, it’s not difficult to imagine […]

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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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