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Rotten to the core

When did the B.C. legislature become a nest of greed and corruption? Time to find out what previous Speakers hid from the public. Isn’t it amazing what comes out ...

A citizens’ guide to the Nanaimo by-election

January 10, 2019 | 

This is more than just a by-election. The results could decide B.C.’s future. The stability of B.C.’s government hangs on a by-election in Nanaimo later this month. Tony Harris ...

What does the RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory mean?

January 8, 2019 | 

Thousands of people across Canada and around the world are watching and sharing updates online as RCMP officers dismantle a pipeline blockade on Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern B.C. Yesterday ...

Drowning in debt

December 13, 2018 | 

Parsing Trans Mountain’s dire financial situation for its new owners (that’s us!) Debt is a fact of life for most Canadians. If you’ve ever had to pay off credit ...

Meet the everyday heroes of Dogwood’s Pro Rep campaign

Dogwood volunteers are making a real difference in this referendum. And you can too. Right now, all over the province, there are over three hundred Dogwood volunteers working towards ...

I was never an organizer. Here’s why I stepped up for Pro Rep.

Dogwood’s digital strategist spends most of his time behind a computer. But he came out for this important cause. I’ve always been a voter. Having emigrated from a country ...

Big donors, developers desperate to stop Pro Rep

British Columbia’s political elites line up behind the status quo In November 2017, British Columbia finally banned corporate and union donations in politics. This was not an easy feat. ...

B.C. scare tactics echo New Zealand referendum

Big business, political elites used the same playbook against Pro Rep in 1992 By Kate Williamson, guest writer   I’m a New Zealander living in Vancouver, and I’ve been ...

Who’s afraid of Pro Rep?

 And what exactly are they so worried about?   “A proportional representation system will elect neo-nazis and right-wing extremists.” “This system is too confusing for regular people to understand.” ...

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