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The Great Divide

06.13.18 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Mike Soron

 A geographic rift is emerging between two competing visions for the future. They can’t both win. The fight between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain oil tanker project may seem unique to Canada’s confederation. It’s not. Across North America, coastal cities bracing for a century of climate chaos are finding themselves at odds with […]

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The tip of an iceberg

06.06.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Trudeau thinks he’s unsinkable. So did the captain of the Titanic. Justin Trudeau needs to lose just 14 votes in the House of Commons to seriously complicate his dreams of Liberian-flagged oil tankers carrying cheap, toxic bitumen across the Salish sea and off to foreign refineries. On Monday, angry voters stormed more than 100 MP […]

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Five things you should know about Morneau’s Trans Mountain buyout

05.31.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Now that you, as a Canadian taxpayer, are a pipeline owner… For months, Texas-based pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has been hinting their pipeline and oil tanker proposal on the B.C. coast was not worth the risk. Many of the risks disclosed to investors — from the opposition of a new B.C. government to construction efforts […]

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On Trudeau’s watch

05.17.18 | Commentary, News, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

 As the waters rise, politicians double down on heavy crude Last week the seaside community of Qualicum Beach hosted a packed screening of Directly Affected, a film about pipeline opposition. Home to retirees from across Canada drawn by the mild climate, nice golf courses and sandy beaches, Qualicum is not exactly a hotbed of radical […]

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One step closer to stopping Kinder Morgan

05.11.18 | Commentary, No Tankers, Organizing |  Laura Benson

Dogwood organizing director Laura Benson reflects on the past two wild months Over the last two months Dogwood supporters have sent 20,800 personal messages to our governments asking B.C.’s premier to stand strong, supporting better provincial protections against oil spills, and warning federal MPs not to use Canadians’ tax dollars to bail out a Texas […]

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If I had eight billion dollars

04.16.18 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

The Trudeau government won’t rule out full public financing for the Trans Mountain pipeline. What else could Canada buy? The news shocked conservatives and oil tanker opponents alike: Ottawa is considering a full taxpayer bailout for Kinder Morgan. The Texas company – run by former Enron executives – hit pause on its B.C. pipeline project […]

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The siege of B.C.

04.09.18 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Ottawa has eight weeks to break the backs of oil tanker opponents. Here’s how they’ll try. Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan issued an ultimatum yesterday: give our shareholders confidence that we can build the Trans Mountain oil tanker project, or we’re walking. Politicians in Ottawa and Alberta leapt into action, only too eager to give […]

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The Facebook scandal comes home to B.C.

03.21.18 | Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

Victoria-born whistleblower worked for Trump – and Trudeau. Did a firm linked to Wylie help the BC Liberals too? Facebook is under fire this week for a major data breach orchestrated by a shadowy firm called Cambridge Analytica. The American-British company used people’s personal information to influence more than 200 elections around the world. And […]

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