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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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Guess who’s back?

03.13.18 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

No joke — Christy Clark is giving advice on feminism, Kinder Morgan and real estate. “If Kinder Morgan happens, if LNG happens, Canada – not just British Columbia and Alberta, not just Indigenous communities — every single Canadian is going to be a whole lot richer.” – Christy Clark, February 10, 2018 Look again at […]

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Crude language

03.07.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

There’s only one way to deal with intimidation and violent rhetoric “We don’t threaten, Premier Notley’s government doesn’t. We just do.”- Shannon Phillips, Alberta Environment Minister “Canada can and will do what it takes to exert its authority to have the pipeline built.” – Jim Carr, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Bastards. Slimy bastards. Hang […]

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FBI investigates Vancouver Trump Tower money flow

03.06.18 | Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

Developers also major B.C. political donors Vancouver’s Trump Tower opened in February 2017, just weeks after the new President was sworn in. The 63-storey building, bearing the name “TRUMP” in gold embossed letters, soon became a beacon for protestors. But like most Trump-branded buildings, Trump and his family do not actually own the tower. They […]

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Why are B.C.’s carbon emissions still climbing?

01.18.18 | Commentary, Democracy |  Lisa Sammartino

Big polluters gave big donations to B.C. politicians Rumour has it, during one winter vacation in Hawaii, Premier Gordon Campbell read Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers. That, combined with an eye-opening trip to China and the stark realization about the challenges (storms, pine beetle, forest fires) his province was facing, initiated a change in thinking […]

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