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10th Key Question of 2010

03.01.10 | Commentary |  Will Horter

Question 10: What happened to the Climate Action Team? David Copperfield should visit Stephen Harper and Gordon Campbell to learn how to make things disappear. They are both becoming experts, particularly related to energy matters. Harper’s Conservative’s conveniently ignore the 1972 moratorium on oil tanker traffic in northern BC waters – saying it never existed […]

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9th Key Questions of 2010:

02.25.10 | Commentary |  Will Horter

Question 9: Will budget shortfalls trump action on global warming? The upcoming announcements of the provincial and federal budgets will be litmus tests for whether our governments are more concerned about our long-term economic survival or scoring short-term political points. The economic downturn means Victoria and Ottawa will be facing declining revenues and budget deficits. […]

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8th Key Questions of 2010: Budget Priorities?

02.24.10 | Commentary |  Will Horter

 Question 8: Will BC prioritize green jobs and energy conservation or simply more subsidies to fossil fuel companies? Like many British Columbians I await next week’s budget with some anticipation. Will Gordon Campbell prioritize taxpayer money to ease the transition to a more efficient, sustainable economy or try to resurrect the old comodity export driven economy? […]

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The Commons

02.23.10 | Commentary |  Gordon O'Connor

There are few places in the world that enjoy a connection to place as passionate and pronounced as the one we benefit from in the CRD.  We have the privilege of living in proximity to one of the world’s most iconic forests and spectacular coast lines on an island that is so rich with resources, […]

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7th Key Questions of 2010

02.23.10 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Will Horter

Question 7: Will campaign finance reform happen in 2010? Except for a few party diehards, virtually everyone in BC wants to get big money out of politics. Overwhelmingly, British Columbians are suspicious of donations from non-voters like corporations and unions.  Yet the influence of money grows. It is the “Wild West” in British Columbia. The […]

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6th Key Questions of 2010

02.22.10 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Question 6: Will a new super tanker port be built in Kitimat to ship tar sands oil to China? Big oil in North America is keen to water down US climate change legislation and low carbon fuel standards and with the help of their Canadian friends in the tar sands they just might get their […]

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5th of 10 Key Questions for 2010

02.19.10 | Commentary |  Will Horter

Question 5: Will British Columbians take to the streets in 2010 to push for action on global warming? The abysmal failure of the climate talks in Copenhagen was a transition point for many people. It has become clear to many that there is no wizard behind the curtain and that if we are going to make […]

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4th of 10 Key Questions for 2010

02.18.10 | Commentary, Retired Campaigns |  Will Horter

Question 4. Will leaders in Capital Region be able to stop reckless development on the Wild Coast and the Saanich Peninsula? Vancouver Island is a special place because it has the potential to preserve large tracts of green space in close proximity to its urban centers. But if leadership doesn’t step forward soon, this unique […]

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