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That ship has sailed: federal review of Massey Bridge denied

02.21.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Arie Ross

Federal intervention on Massey Bridge replacement called for by local electeds denied once again, disappoints locals Maybe this is blatantly obvious given the federal approval of Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, but so much for “only communities grant permission”, Prime Minister Trudeau. Regional governments asked the federal government to conduct an Environmental Assessment […]

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One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics

02.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics Dogwood encourages constituents to contact MLAs in support of reform VICTORIA — B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group today applauded the introduction of election reform bills from MLAs John Horgan and Vicki Huntington. “86 per cent of British […]

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Christy Clark’s secret plan?

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

Rumours are swirling about the BC Liberals’ strategy to kneecap their opposition This week Victoria welcomes a group of people it hasn’t seen in some time: our MLAs. Yes, 85 elected representatives are coming together from all corners of the province, just as the political game is getting interesting — BC Liberal cash-for-access fundraising dinners […]

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The first ever Dogwood podcast!

02.06.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, News, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Our first podcast! Join Dogwood’s Kai Nagata as he checks in with Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison and director of organizing Laura Benson about Dogwood’s plan to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline. Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino discusses Christy Clark’s 2016 donations, and Beyond Coal campaigner Arie Ross tells us what impact President Trump will have on U.S. […]

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We need courageous leaders, not empty promises and lies

12.13.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Occasionally, a leader has the courage to take controversial action even though there may be enormous political consequences. Unfortunately, most of the time […]

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Corporate cash addiction corrodes B.C. politics

11.28.16 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Will Horter

The tide is turning against corporate money in politics. Yet BC Liberals, NDP keep cashing cheques. Would you pay $20,000 to eat rubbery chicken, drink a couple glasses of wine, shake some hands and listen to boring political speeches? No, probably not. How about $5,000 or $10,000 a table? Or $1,000, $1,500 or $2,500 a […]

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Take it from Hillary: money can’t buy everything

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

The American election turned political campaigning on its head. Canadian politicians better heed the lessons. There is a well known theory in political campaigning: The candidate who raises the most money and spends more is likely to win. This seems logical. Money can buy solutions to most campaign problems: a first time candidate can pay […]

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Christy Clark’s trumped up ‘feminism’

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

*Please note: The numbers below were based on the information available at that time. Since then, the BC Liberals have released their 2016 donor list, which include a contribution of $5000 from TA Management and $5000 from Holborn Holdings. Both cheques were written on May 5, 2016. This brings the total contributions from Trump Tower developers to […]

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