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The upsides of shutting down Site C

11.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power |  Dave Mills

Renewables could deliver twice the power at half the price, evening out our losses on the troubled dam Never put all your eggs in one basket. It’s a saying for a reason. Yet over and over again, governments gamble on megaprojects. Even when they know that nine out of ten giant dams and pipelines come […]

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Honey, we need to talk about Site C

11.10.20 | Climate, Commentary, In Depth |  Kai Nagata

Giant dam for fracking companies could double your Hydro bill The Site C dam was supposed to be a gift from B.C. taxpayers to international fracking companies. We would supply them with cheap electricity, they would blast methane gas out of underground shale rock in the province’s northeast. We would get jobs and revenue, they […]

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Changing the way people approach decision-making

11.10.20 | Commentary, General, Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

Outgoing Dogwood Board Chair Jennie Milligan reflects on where we have come from and where we are headed next In 2006, recent law school graduate Jennie Milligan was working for the Attorney General’s office, sorting documents in a basement room in downtown Victoria. On her lunch break one day, she went to the Victoria Public […]

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Winners and losers in the B.C. election

10.27.20 | Commentary, Election - BC 2020, News |  Kai Nagata

Voter turnout crashes. The NDP triumphs. Who stands to gain? Winners: NDP strategists Horgan’s election timing was ruthless but effective: the BC Liberals were saddled with a weak leader, the Greens had elected theirs just days earlier – and the public was focused on surviving a pandemic. Horgan offered reassurance, a steady hand on the […]

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Dogwood Live – B.C. Election 2020 Reaction

10.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Ban Big Money, Climate, Election - BC 2020, Indigenous rights, Podcast, Strategy |  Dogwood

Recorded on October 24, as the results of the 2020 B.C. election rolled in, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kai Nagata and Lisa Sammartino share their perspectives on the outcome and how it will impact climate action, youth engagement and Indigenous rights. Watch the video: Listen to the podcast:

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We are the official opposition

10.23.20 | Climate, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Under a powerful majority government, it’s up to the people to defend Indigenous rights and the climate The fiery attacks on Mi’kmaq people by commercial fishers in Nova Scotia – and another police raid on Haudenosaunee land defenders in Ontario – could trigger a political crisis for B.C.’s new government on the scale of the […]

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BC NDP supporters dismayed by growing oil and gas subsidies

10.20.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, News |  Kai Nagata

Lifelong orange voters wrestle with party’s lack of ambition on climate Most BC NDP supporters are surprised to learn the Horgan government has increased oil and gas subsidies by 79 per cent since taking office. When these voters find out, they’re upset – even to the point of changing their vote or cancelling their donations. […]

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Why labour groups support lowering the voting age

10.16.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Guest Writer

By Theresa Mah, Vote 16 BC campaigner Already vulnerable workers deserve a voice, and a vote Workers under the age of 18 balance a lot — family time and responsibilities, academics, extracurriculars — on top of one or more jobs that may or may not cover their expenses. One in five British Columbians under 17 […]

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