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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, Corruption Inquiry, 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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Spills are an ocean away — until they’re not

01.17.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

Tragic tanker sinking lays bare the true risk Kinder Morgan poses to British Columbia Leaving an ocean of fire, and the largest oil spill since 1991 in its wake, MV Sanchi exploded and then sank to the bottom of the Pacific on January 14. As state resources from two of Asia’s most powerful countries stood […]

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What happens when industries regulate themselves?

01.10.18 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, General |  Lisa Sammartino

We have a rare opportunity to help ensure disasters like Mount Polley never happen again. Imagine this. In your small town, a company is using a local quarry as a landfill. The landfill is upstream from where your community of 12,000 people get their drinking water and you are fairly sure the water is becoming […]

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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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