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

06.27.18 | Ban Big Money, 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, 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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Kinder Morgan already off-track for fall construction

09.05.17 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scheduled piping in Abbotsford, B.C. did not begin today STO:LO TERRITORY — It’s back-to-school day around the province, including at Sandy Hill Elementary in Abbotsford. Meanwhile, just blocks away from the quiet Fraser Valley neighbourhood school, construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project did not begin. “Direct piping” was scheduled to […]

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Kinder Morgan’s desperate Hail Mary shouldn’t fool anyone

05.25.17 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Trans Mountain expansion a pipeline to nowhere, say First Nations and community leaders BURNABY — Facing determined opposition from First Nations and B.C. communities, 19 lawsuits against the Trans Mountain expansion project, a majority of provincial MLAs opposed and a narrow window to begin construction, Kinder Morgan today announced […]

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