Posts from ‘In Depth’

Who is John Rustad?

John Rustad wants you to think of him as an “everyman”. The new-ish leader of the BC Conservatives is a vocal supporter of working-class people and their personal freedom, ...

59 billion mistakes

April 25, 2024 | 

As Dogwood’s fundraising guy, I spend a lot of time crunching the numbers to make sure we can keep doing this important work. Our team knows the value of ...

Springing into Action

A trip to Kwikwetlem territories  At the beginning of spring, I took a trip over to Coquitlam where the incredible volunteers with the Tri-cities Force of Nature Alliance organized ...

Why is Shell leading B.C.’s task force on human trafficking?

Last month, B.C’s Lieutenant Governor unveiled B.C.’s new Human Trafficking Prevention Network with an unlikely ally: the President of Shell Canada, Susannah Pierce. Pierce was the executive who, in ...

136 former B.C. government officials now work as lobbyists

January 24, 2024 | 

It’s called the “revolving door” and it’s been a problem in B.C. for years, with corporations hiring former cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats as lobbyists. These government insiders go ...

2024 could be the year we end oil and gas expansion in B.C.

January 4, 2024 | 

Just three days before Christmas, British Columbians received a surprise gift: a pipeline rejection. The BC Utilities Commission denied the application by FortisBC to build a $327 million gas ...

What I wanted to say at the B.C. NDP Convention

December 7, 2023 | 

In my last blog post, I introduced myself to readers and I spoke about who I am, where I come from, and why I’m excited to lead Dogwood’s fossil ...

Oil and gas lobbyists target B.C. government 1,032 times in nine months

September 28, 2023 | 

In less than a year since energy minister Josie Osborne was sworn in, she, her staff and related crown corporations have had 600 meetings and other interactions with oil ...

Wet’suwet’en chiefs visit New York City

September 28, 2023 | 

The chiefs travelled thousands of kilometres to confront KKR, the Wall Street private equity fund that owns 65 per cent of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Billionaire founder Henry Kravis ...