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Jason Kenney’s Un-Canadian Witch Hunt

09.13.19 | Climate, Media, News |  Matt Takach

Alberta premier announces crackdown on climate groups This week oil evangelist Jason Kenney launched a witch hunt – complete with a snitch line, a bully pulpit and a taxpayer-funded public inquiry. Kenney isn’t targeting women suspected of using black magic, like the Puritans of the 1600s. Or supposed Cold War Communists like infamous U.S. Senator […]

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Canadians warn Trudeau against building Trans Mountain with public money

06.18.19 | Election - Canada 2019, Media, No Tankers |  Alexandra Woodsworth

For immediate release BURNABY — Dogwood volunteers are hitting the streets in key B.C. communities to show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau he is out of touch with the voters he needs to win the next election. The Canadian government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline after mounting risks made the highly controversial project unviable under private […]

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“Call in the cops” — B.C. wants action on money-laundering

06.27.18 | Ban Big Money, Corruption Inquiry, Democracy, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

For immediate release June 27, 2018 “CALL IN THE COPS” — BRITISH COLUMBIANS WANT ACTION ON MONEY-LAUNDERING VANCOUVER — British Columbians are calling for a dedicated anti-corruption task force, like the UPAC police unit in Quebec, to investigate connections between money-laundering, drug dealers, major political donors and B.C. politicians. “Today’s release of the first German […]

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R.I.P. Big Money in politics: 1858-2017

11.29.17 | Ban Big Money, Democracy, General, Media |  Kai Nagata

For Immediate Release November 30, 2017 R.I.P. Big Money in Politics: 1858-2017 VICTORIA — After more than a century of unlimited donations, corporate cronyism and declining public faith in institutions, Big Money was finally banished from B.C. provincial and municipal elections today as bills 3 and 15 officially became law. “Nineteenth century reformers like Amor […]

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Kinder Morgan still blocking spawning beds after warning from NEB

10.30.17 | General, Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

For immediate release Groups call on B.C. Conservation Officers to remove plastic fencing VALEMOUNT — Large mats made of orange plastic snow fencing are still blocking key salmon spawning streams along the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline route, more than a month after the National Energy Board warned the company it was breaking the law. Kinder […]

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British Columbians demand urgent action to clean up local politics

10.26.17 | Ban Big Money, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

For Immediate Release October 26, 2017 BRITISH COLUMBIANS DEMAND URGENT ACTION TO CLEAN UP LOCAL POLITICS Legislature has until November 30 to bring in much-needed reforms VANCOUVER — Voters across British Columbia want to see corporate, union and out-of-province donations banned in municipal campaigns before next year’s election, a new survey by Insights West has […]

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Ban Big Money laws a good first step

09.18.17 | Ban Big Money, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 Victoria — After 18 months of calling for campaign finance laws, B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group, Dogwood, is optimistic about the B.C. government’s recent tabling of legislation that bans corporate, union and out-of-province donations to political parties in B.C. Dogwood has been calling for campaign financing legislation since April […]

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Dogwood calls for a Corruption Inquiry

09.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Corruption Inquiry, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2017 DOGWOOD CALLS FOR A CORRUPTION INQUIRY Campaign finance laws are only the first step in restoring accountability and transparency into government decision-making VICTORIA – As the new government reaffirms their commitment to Ban Big Money laws in their throne speech, B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group, Dogwood, is demanding answers […]

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