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Minister de Jong's mis-statements, distortions and lies

05.22.04 | In Depth |  admin

SCRUM MAY 20, 2004 [in progress] Mike de Jong, Minister of Forestry Mike de Jong: Well, just a couple of things. We haven’t spoken since I got back from Ottawa, and if anyone wants to talk about the softwood lumber situation, we can talk about that. But I think the first thing I wanted to […]

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The Crown's quest for "certainty"

05.22.04 | In Depth |  admin

Oh how Gordon Campbell’s government and its corporate supporters yearn for the bygone days of certainty. The “good old days” (from their perspective) when BC resource companies and ministries ruled. When extractive industries got everything they wanted without having to comply with pesky environmental and labour laws. When tenure holders were able to log, mine […]

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First Nations rally at Legislature heralds a hot summer

05.20.04 | In Depth |  admin

In a moving display of unity and strength, more than 2,400 Aboriginal people from all parts of BC marched to the Legislature today, voicing their opposition to the BC government’s disregard of their Rights and Title, and giving notice that they are working together to achieve justice for their land and people. [For news stories […]

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Oil and gas panel walks out of Victoria hearing amid accusations of bias

05.14.04 | In Depth |  admin

Victoria, B.C. (May 13, 2004)-The federally appointed panel on oil and gas development tonight walked out of hearings in Victoria, after the panel’s Chair, Roland Priddle, was questioned by a presenter about receiving remuneration as a director of Talisman Energy. “I’m disappointed Mr. Priddle chose not to clear the public record and allow me to […]

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Aboriginal resistance building (Part 2)

05.13.04 | In Depth |  admin

The winds have begun to blow. After a decade of attempting to sit down and negotiate resolution to the “land question,” First Nations are changing direction and adopting more confrontational approaches. Spurred by the BC government’s attempts to undermine recent court victories, to deregulate, and to privatize natural resources, First Nations from across BC have […]

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Where have all our leaders gone?

05.11.04 | In Depth |  admin

In this era of spin doctors, corporate media conglomerates, focus groups and incessant polling, we seldom hear politicians speak the truth. Political statements are usually restricted to what the powers that be in that particular political party have determined to be the issue of the day. As a result it feels like the information coming […]

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Fernie calls for IJC assessment, and includes Elk River

05.11.04 | In Depth |  admin

Fernie council continues to take bold steps to assert the interest of the community it represents, with respect to coalbed methane development. The rest of the province, and other jurisdictions in North America in which coalbed methane activity is being promoted, are watching with keen interest. In March, Fernie asked the provincial government to postpone […]

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Dogwood Quiz #1: Who wrote this?

05.05.04 | In Depth |  admin

Folks, we haven’t done this before at Dogwood Initiative. From time to time we’re going to post a little quiz. And you can win something: your name on our website, recognition, fame, maybe even something more, umm, tangible, with cash value. No, forget the cash value. We guarantee that each quiz will have relevance to […]

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