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Welcome to Payland™, an amusement park for the corporate elite

04.11.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

You might think you live in British Columbia, but it’s really Payland, an exclusive amusement park for the global corporate elite. At Payland, anyone with enough cash can act out their darkest fantasies. Check out Dogwood’s controversial new 60-second election video: Help us reach more viewers! We can’t run this piece as a television ad, so we’ll […]

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BC Liberal candidate linked to U.S. trophy hunting Super PAC

04.10.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, News |  Kai Nagata

Darren DeLuca auctioned off B.C. bear hunt for Safari Club International fundraiser As a professional guide outfitter, Darren DeLuca has helped line the coffers of a U.S. political action group waging a global fight on behalf of trophy hunters. As a politician, DeLuca has also been funded by trophy hunting lobbyists in his own bid […]

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Why does dirty U.S. coal get a free ride through B.C.?

04.06.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed, Organizing |  Arie Ross

Americans reject terminals, so Montana’s coal heads to Asia through the Lower Mainland. Posted previously in the Tyee. If you’ve ever been to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen, you’ve seen them. The big, black piles of coal framed against the mountains as you drive down the causeway. But not all coal is created equal. One […]

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Christy Clark’s tricky tax talk

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

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin At this point it’s hard for anyone to justify that B.C.’s ‘Wild West’ of political finance is a good thing. A few weeks ago, I went to a panel at UBC on the Ban Big Money campaign and there […]

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Killing lions for money to kill bears

04.04.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

Did Safari Club’s B.C. election cash come from infamous Vegas wildlife auction? Call it “pay-to-slay” politics. Safari trips to kill exotic animals like lions and elephants may have helped raise cash aimed at influencing the upcoming B.C. election. In February, Safari Club International held its annual convention and “wildlife auction” in Las Vegas. A few […]

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Podcast for March 2017: Dirty donations, dirty coal

04.01.17 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Podcast |  Kai Nagata

Kai Nagata digs deeper into B.C.’s growing donation scandal, exploring the relationship between Christy Clark’s donors and her decisions, with help from Lisa Sammartino and Sophie Harrison. Arie Ross explains how U.S. thermal coal gets a free ride through B.C. at the expense of our health and environment. And, meet Dogwood’s newest organizer, Mike Soron, […]

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BC taxpayers to pay billions for Christy Clark’s bridge

03.24.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

The Massey Bridge Replacement means increased costs for taxpayers and commuters. It would also open up the Fraser River to Panamax tankers, enabling a massive expansion of fossil fuel exports Excerpts published with permission from Daniel Wood. See the full article in The Tyee. If today’s B.C. government has its way, work will start late this year on […]

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U.S. trophy hunters pass the hat for Christy Clark

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

Safari Club International sends $60,000 to shore up BC Liberal election campaign If there’s one thing Donald Trump’s sons, Porsche-driving dentists and Texas oil barons love most, it’s straddling the lifeless body of an exotic endangered animal. Chilled by the prospect of losing that opportunity in British Columbia, U.S. trophy hunters are digging deep to […]

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