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Healing the election wounds

05.16.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

The battle is over. Time to build toward collaboration. You don’t run for the Liberals or Greens in a riding like Vancouver Hastings if you intend to become an MLA. On Tuesday night, the NDP’s Shane Simpson won re-election with nearly 60 per cent of the vote. Given that reality, I was impressed to see […]

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Thermal coal exports in federal court next week!

05.11.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Guest Writer

Kevin Washbrook is director of the citizens’ group Voters Taking Action on Climate Change On May 17, along with our partners Communities and Coal, VTACC is taking the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (aka the Port of Vancouver) to Federal Court for judicial review of its approval of a new coal export facility at Fraser Surrey […]

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Chaos is a ladder

05.12.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

Hung parliament gives B.C. citizens huge power, if we play our cards right Political watchers wringing their hands over B.C.’s uncertain election outcome would do well to heed Lord Petyr Baelish on HBO’s Game of Thrones: “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” Under a minority government, a coalition or even a razor-thin majority, […]

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It’s a new day in B.C.

05.11.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dave Mills

Dogwood’s Courtenay-Comox organizer reflects on the election and the work ahead I can’t explain why, but over the past couple of weeks I had this feeling in the pit of my stomach that this election was going to come down to the place where I have spent most of my time organizing with Dogwood — […]

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Even the media donates to Christy Clark

05.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

No wonder people have a hard time trusting news, polls It’s no secret: Canada’s biggest newspaper chain is pushing hard for another Christy Clark majority government. Postmedia, which owns the Vancouver Sun and The Province, donated $10,000 to re-elect the BC Liberals. Both Vancouver papers have officially endorsed Christy Clark (neither editorial mentioned the RCMP […]

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The final piece of the puzzle

05.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, General |  Kai Nagata

  That corporate cash lining party coffers? It’s our money. Mother’s Day is coming up. When I was a little kid, if I wanted to get my mom a present I had to pay for it out of my allowance. Who gave me my allowance? My mother. It’s become clear over the last few days […]

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Democracy, it’s your call

05.05.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizing, Strategy |  Lisa Sammartino

“Hello?” “Hi! This is Lisa calling from Dogwood. We are phoning our supporters today to see if they plan to vote. Are you going to vote next Tuesday?” “This is Dogwood?” “Yes…” “Great! I never answer unknown numbers, but I’m so glad I did this time. I’m going to put you in my contacts so […]

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Christy Clark can taste victory, again

05.04.17 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Elections |  Kai Nagata

Clark’s anti-Trump campaign may seem ludicrous, but it’s working Christy Clark’s campaign is funded by the Trump Tower developers and Trump-friendly U.S. corporations. Her campaign pollster worked for the Republicans. And she has support from at least one pro-Trump Super PAC. But in the dying days of the election, Clark is campaigning against Donald Trump – […]

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