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Rich corporations are hoarding money, and taking ours too

09.02.20 | Climate, No Tankers, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

How many mega yachts will it take to completely topple society? I was at a small gathering recently and overheard someone talking about Jim Pattison — aka “Canada’s Warren Buffet” (apparently). The conversation was about his mega yacht, the Nova Spirit, and how rumour was Pattison has never himself spent a single night on the […]

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Opinion: More IPPs are not the energy solution B.C. needs

07.17.20 | Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Yes to Indigenous and community-owned power projects, but ending windfall profits by Independent Power Producers is legit   Guest post by John Calvert and Seth Klein. Bill 17 has sparked a debate about who should control and benefit from electricity production in B.C. Here at Dogwood we’re fans of vigorous debate, so today’s guest blog […]

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We Face So Many Crises. Let Youth Lead, Serve and Vote

06.24.20 | #Vote16BC, Climate, General, Op-Ed |  Seth Klein

Friday, June 26, at noon PDT, join Dogwood and Seth Klein for a free webinar preview of his new book “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency”. RSVP here. They’ve proven their power, determination and ability to mobilize. Hand over the reins. Originally printed in The Tyee. As the world confronts the global […]

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I’m a Black Burnaby student. School officers make me feel unsafe.

06.11.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Guest blog written by Haleluya Hailu, Summit Youth Empowerment Program alum and Vote16 team member. Originally printed in The Burnaby Now.   Re: Liaison programs keep gangs away from Burnaby schools, NOW letters I have to start off and say I am a bit biased. I am black. That’s it. I’ve grown up in Burnaby, […]

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Why B.C. should reopen clean energy opportunities for Indigenous communities

04.23.20 | Climate, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Guest blog by Andy Hira, Professor of Political Science, Simon Fraser University. A little more than a year ago, the British Columbia government launched an inquiry into the regulation of Indigenous energy utilities and ordered the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to provide recommendations on how Indigenous utilities should be regulated. The BCUC is set […]

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Bending the curve

04.14.20 | Local Power, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

Virus biology forces us to think local, not global. Let’s not go back. Unless you have been declared an essential service, you’re at home like me, perhaps feeling guilty about having a little more time than usual to think. Most of us like staying busy and feeling useful. When a crisis hits the first instinct […]

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COVID-19 feels like a test. Are Canadians ready?

03.29.20 | Climate, General, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

A virus has brought our economy to its knees. What happens when droughts, floods or wildfires add to the chaos? In the face of a pandemic, it’s not surprising people hoard food and supplies. Combine lizard brain with Maslow’s basic need for security and you’ve got yourself a three hour line into Costco. When I […]

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The dominos were falling long before COVID-19

03.10.20 | Climate, Op-Ed |  Kai Nagata

Canada needs to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on a dying industry The future of the oil industry is collapsing before our eyes. This is the worst moment in history to be plowing billions of public dollars into heavy-oil expansion projects like Trans Mountain. Albertans are right to be terrified. Their economy is being battered by global […]

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