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We are the official opposition

10.23.20 | Climate, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Under a powerful majority government, it’s up to the people to defend Indigenous rights and the climate The fiery attacks on Mi’kmaq people by commercial fishers in Nova Scotia – and another police raid on Haudenosaunee land defenders in Ontario – could trigger a political crisis for B.C.’s new government on the scale of the […]

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BC NDP supporters dismayed by growing oil and gas subsidies

10.20.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, News |  Kai Nagata

Lifelong orange voters wrestle with party’s lack of ambition on climate Most BC NDP supporters are surprised to learn the Horgan government has increased oil and gas subsidies by 79 per cent since taking office. When these voters find out, they’re upset – even to the point of changing their vote or cancelling their donations. […]

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Why labour groups support lowering the voting age

10.16.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Guest Writer

By Theresa Mah, Vote 16 BC campaigner Already vulnerable workers deserve a voice, and a vote Workers under the age of 18 balance a lot — family time and responsibilities, academics, extracurriculars — on top of one or more jobs that may or may not cover their expenses. One in five British Columbians under 17 […]

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BC Liberals struggle to revive campaign

10.16.20 | Commentary, Election - BC 2020, News |  Kai Nagata

A political dynasty implodes. Where does this leave progressive voters? The right-wing coalition that dominated B.C. politics for the last two decades is in disarray, with no realistic pathway to winning the election on October 24. The party is stalled in the polls. One candidate has been ejected – more may follow. One party official […]

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Where is the NDP?

10.13.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Guest Writer

By Vote 16 BC campaigner Megan Lawson Less than a year after voting in support of lowering the voting age, the party is M.I.A. In November 2019, I was at the British Columbia New Democratic Party convention. That week, an overwhelming majority of delegates, including then-MLAs and now-candidates, voted to support lowering the voting age […]

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BC NDP candidates quiet as oil and gas subsidies soar

10.07.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, News |  Kai Nagata

New Democrats fought corporate welfare for fracking, pipelines. Where’s the party’s “climate caucus” when we need them? Murray Rankin is on his feet, hands outstretched, his voice rising with frustration. It’s February 2019, and the MP for Victoria is grilling the federal Liberals for giving billions of dollars to oil and gas companies in the […]

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Rich corporations are hoarding money, and taking ours too

09.02.20 | Climate, No Tankers, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

How many mega yachts will it take to completely topple society? I was at a small gathering recently and overheard someone talking about Jim Pattison — aka “Canada’s Warren Buffet” (apparently). The conversation was about his mega yacht, the Nova Spirit, and how rumour was Pattison has never himself spent a single night on the […]

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Climate activism in the COVID-19 pandemic

09.01.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Organizing |  Katia Bannister

Youth took to the streets in March 2019 to demand climate action. One year later, their activism looks very different. My name is Katia Bannister. I am a seventeen year-old youth climate activist, Vote16BC campaigner and community organizer in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. After months of reading about it online and hearing about […]

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