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Changing the way people approach decision-making

11.10.20 | Commentary, General, Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

Outgoing Dogwood Board Chair Jennie Milligan reflects on where we have come from and where we are headed next In 2006, recent law school graduate Jennie Milligan was working for the Attorney General’s office, sorting documents in a basement room in downtown Victoria. On her lunch break one day, she went to the Victoria Public […]

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Winners and losers in the B.C. election

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

Voter turnout crashes. The NDP triumphs. Who stands to gain? Winners: NDP strategists Horgan’s election timing was ruthless but effective: the BC Liberals were saddled with a weak leader, the Greens had elected theirs just days earlier – and the public was focused on surviving a pandemic. Horgan offered reassurance, a steady hand on the […]

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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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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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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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If I could vote

08.14.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary |  Jenny Tindall

How giving youth a ballot will turn the tide on climate Global warming. The rapid decline of our environment. Air pollution. Water pollution. Mass extinction of species. This all feels as though it should only ever be a horrific scene unfolding in a nightmare. We wake up and hope it’s not really happening. Unfortunately, this […]

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