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NDP and Labour Still Arm-in-Arm

02.26.04 | In Depth |  admin

VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980)–About half of the donations to the NDP Leadership Campaign of Carole James came from unions, a fact the BC Liberals say points to continued labour influence within the New Democrats. Liberal MLA Barry Penner says Carole James received about 27-thousand dollars from unions during her successful leadership campaign. Penner says taxpayers should be concerned […]

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In Gord we trust … not

02.26.04 | In Depth |  admin

Dogwood Initiative works to move land and resource use decision-making away from big government and corporations to the First Nations and communities who own and live on the land. We believe there is justice in this. We believe that from this work will come more sustainable land and resource use. Not everyone agrees with us, […]

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Canfor and Slocan: The public's role

02.24.04 | In Depth |  admin

Under the Liberal government’s so-called Forest Revitalization Plan, the public has no opportunity for input about transfers of tenure over public resources. In one of the most ill-advised examples of “let the market decide” ideology, this government has left all decisions about who gets to make decisions about public forests up to the market. Until […]

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Canfor's takeover of Slocan–The Impacts (Part 2)

02.24.04 | In Depth |  admin

Canfor’s plans to build four “super mills” in the north, fueled by wood from its merger with Slocan, will negatively impact on First Nations, communities and workers. The numbers speak for themselves. In Houston, BC, Canfor apparently plans to increase capacity by 33% from 450,000,000 board feet a year to 600,000,000. However, mostly unreported (except […]

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Here we go again: privatising BCBC

02.24.04 | In Depth |  admin

We have no details yet, but it sounds as though the privatization of the British Columbia Building Corporation is all but complete. What’s not clear is whether the Corporation will be broken into parts and privatized, or sold to private interests in one lump. Either way, the process is being carried out in secret, with […]

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Kitimat: a community fights back

02.24.04 | In Depth |  admin

Kitimat is taking Alcan to court. It’s asking the BC Supreme Court to review all the agreements with Alcan, and rule on whether the company is breaking them by selling power. The town’s mayor, Richard Wozney, says it’s a matter of life and death for Kitimat. But it’s a daunting prospect – a small town […]

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Sustainability in Twenty Years?

02.23.04 | In Depth |  admin

Those who listened to Cross-Country Check-up on CBC a week ago may have heard Prime Minister Paul Martin refer to a new report by Dogwood Initiative founder, and current advisor, David R. Boyd, Sustainability Within A Generation. David wrote the report for the David Suzuki Foundation, and David Suzuki had passed it on to the […]

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Good idea, bad delivery: re-allocating the Cut

02.23.04 | In Depth |  admin

Everyone knows that the virtual monopoly big corporate tenure holders hold over BC’s timber must be broken. It’s not even that controversial a subject, having been endorsed by every major government forestry panel and commission in recent memory, including the 50% reallocation suggested by the Forest Resource Commission in the 1990s. That’s why the 20% […]

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