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Five ways B.C. eats its young

09.19.18 | General |  Kai Nagata

Our system was built for boomers. They will fight to preserve it. My parents are 62 and 64. I love them. But sometimes I resent their generation. Baby boomers love to talk about how hard they worked to get where they are today. How they “scrimped and saved.” How they made good choices. The reality […]

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One simple way to make politics suck less

09.19.18 | General |  Lisa Sammartino

Elect women. Especially young women. Look at these people:   To me, apart from Christy Clark, they all look like my dad and three of my uncles. None of B.C.’s former premiers look like me, and I’m going to guess they don’t look like you. Call it another form of manspreading. When it comes to […]

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The dying of the light

08.21.18 | General, Proportional Representation |  Dave Mills

As democracy enters a dark age, it’s now or never for Pro Rep The Western democratic tradition is pretty long. Whether you trace its roots to the French Revolution, the Iroquois Confederacy or American Independence, it’s a project at least eight generations in the making. But in many countries the great promise of democracy is […]

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Farewell, Burnaby office!

06.18.18 | General |  Dogwood

We moved out of our home above the carwash, and into a new community space downtown After three years in our office at 6123 Hastings, at the back of the Tim’s parking lot — we’ve moved! As many renters have no doubt experienced, there were trials (eg. the “meat-locker” episode during the snowpocalypse of 2017, […]

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Six reasons Kinder Morgan’s pipeline won’t be built

04.25.18 | General, No Tankers, Organizing |  Laura Benson

Six reasons Dogwood’s director of community organizing is feeling hopeful about beating Kinder Morgan My sons and I pass the Kinder Morgan tank farm on our way to school in the morning and on our way home in the evening. Every day we get a glimpse of the work the company is continuing to do […]

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If I had eight billion dollars

04.16.18 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

The Trudeau government won’t rule out full public financing for the Trans Mountain pipeline. What else could Canada buy? The news shocked conservatives and oil tanker opponents alike: Ottawa is considering a full taxpayer bailout for Kinder Morgan. The Texas company – run by former Enron executives – hit pause on its B.C. pipeline project […]

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Dogwood’s newest board members

03.29.18 | General, Staff profiles, Strategy |  Dogwood

Please join us in welcoming Shiraz Dindar, Jess Housty and Kimberly Shearon! Spring has arrived at Dogwood, along with some very special volunteers. Please extend a warm welcome to Dogwood’s newest board members: Shiraz, Jess and Kim. We’re excited and grateful for the unique skills and experience each brings to the organization. Shiraz Dindar – […]

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A wall of opposition rises

02.21.18 | General |  Dave Mills

Photo credit: Dan Pauls   Welcome to the battle for B.C. There’s an old saying about the relationship between B.C. and Canada that goes like this: Victoria is 3,500 kilometres from Ottawa, but Ottawa is 5,000 miles from B.C. It’s a truism with a habit of proving itself with each generation’s passing. Today, as events […]

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