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An attack on local decision-making

12.08.17 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau government teams up with Texas pipeline company to try to crush Burnaby, B.C. jurisdiction Kinder Morgan thinks it’s above the law. What’s far more disturbing is that apparently the Canadian government does too. It began this summer, when the Texas pipeline company illegally installed anti-spawning nets in B.C. riverbeds. The National Energy Board did […]

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Jim and Rachel’s dangerous adventure

12.05.17 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

‘Progressive’ politicians enter hazardous territory lobbying the Vancouver Board of Trade behind closed doors I find it distasteful — and disturbing — when supposedly left-leaning politicians prostrate themselves at the feet of financiers and industrialists. Last Thursday’s keynote addresses by Jim Carr, Rachel Notley and Ian Anderson to the Vancouver Board of Trade’s “Access, Partnerships […]

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Video: Kinder Morgan’s razor wired fortress

11.17.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Image source: Twitter, @BCSeaWolves No Tankers campaigner, Sophie Harrison, with an update on Kinder Morgan’s plans to move forward with their oil tanker expansion.  Take action to protect B.C. from Kinder Morgan now by sending a letter to Premier John Horgan demanding he hold the company accountable for their illegal salmon spawning mats.

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She’s not your ‘Climate Barbie’

11.15.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers, Organizing |  Lisa Sammartino

Do not let sexism weaken us. If we want to beat Big Oil, we need to come together. Here is a reply to one of Dogwood’s tweets from yesterday: At Dogwood we try to focus on the issues. And while we differ with some female politicians on their policies, that’s where it ends. At policies. […]

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After the smoke clears

11.14.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

As climate crises threaten our home more and more frequently, British Columbians need to know — does the government have our back? As a teenager, I used to jog every day. Then, during one run, I got so sick, I stopped running altogether. The smoke was so thick that summer, I became physically ill from […]

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The extraordinary power to make change

10.13.17 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

A Dogwood volunteer, Raza Mirza, explains why he is voting in Vancouver’s October 14 by-election, and every election for that matter That night there was a special excitement in my home — everyone was jammed in front of the television waiting. We lived in a large, multi-generational family home. At some point later that evening, […]

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Closed door climate policy

10.03.17 | Ban Big Money, Campaigns, Commentary, Democracy |  Mike Soron

B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan came from more than Big Oil — Big Money was in the room, too Imagine the B.C. government launches a new anti-tobacco campaign to discourage smoking. Health experts and doctors are assembled on an advisory panel and asked to make recommendations. An outside consultant is hired to do advanced modelling about […]

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Report Cards are in!

09.19.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

How do you think the new Ban Big Money bills stack up against the gold standard? Here are our assessments:   Find out more about what the gold standard for Ban Big Money looks like.

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