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Organized people can beat big money

06.05.17 | Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, Organizing |  Laura Benson

We can win big — but only if we don’t let up now I’ve never felt more excited about the possibilities for a province where you lead and our politicians follow. If we canvass in our communities, meet with our new MLAs and ramp up pressure online, the new NDP-Green government will have the support […]

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British Columbia vs. the Deep State

06.02.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

A slim majority of BC MLA’s oppose TMX — cue the backlash In the dying days of his administration before the pivotal inauguration of John Kennedy, outgoing Republican president Dwight Eisenhower sounded a note of caution, the echoes of which we would do well to reflect upon today. “In the councils of government, we must […]

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

06.01.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Twelve hours of Kinder Morgan When they walked in front of the cameras with smiles that threatened to crack their faces, my heart fluttered. As they began talking about a new era of cooperation in British Columbia and their agreement to “use all available tools to stop Kinder Morgan,” Ban Big Money and bring in […]

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Thank you. Now, let’s get to work.

05.30.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, General, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Dogwood’s Strategy Director Will Horter reflects on this historic day It looks like British Columbians may finally get a government ready to fight for what’s right in B.C. Today, Christy Clark announced her intention to bring back the B.C. legislature as soon as possible in June, face a confidence vote and hand over power to […]

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Victory in Courtenay-Comox

05.24.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Will Cole-Hamilton is Dogwood’s volunteer team leader in Courtenay. Today the BC NDP’s Ronna-Rae Leonard was officially declared the winner here by 189 votes. Like the 43 other Green and NDP MLAs who now hold a majority in the B.C. legislature, Leonard won on a clear promise to stop Kinder Morgan and get Big […]

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Healing the election wounds

05.16.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

The battle is over. Time to build toward collaboration. You don’t run for the Liberals or Greens in a riding like Vancouver Hastings if you intend to become an MLA. On Tuesday night, the NDP’s Shane Simpson won re-election with nearly 60 per cent of the vote. Given that reality, I was impressed to see […]

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Chaos is a ladder

05.12.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

Hung parliament gives B.C. citizens huge power, if we play our cards right Political watchers wringing their hands over B.C.’s uncertain election outcome would do well to heed Lord Petyr Baelish on HBO’s Game of Thrones: “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” Under a minority government, a coalition or even a razor-thin majority, […]

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It’s a new day in B.C.

05.11.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dave Mills

Dogwood’s Courtenay-Comox organizer reflects on the election and the work ahead I can’t explain why, but over the past couple of weeks I had this feeling in the pit of my stomach that this election was going to come down to the place where I have spent most of my time organizing with Dogwood — […]

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