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Citizens are having a hard time trusting elected officials

08.25.16 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Brenda Ross In late July, as Dogwood’s team leader in Delta, I was part of a group that met with Delta MP Carla Qualtrough and North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson (secretary to the Minister of Environment). MP Qualtrough convened the meeting in response to the pressing concerns she has heard from her constituents about […]

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Not the leadership I voted for

08.19.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Mary Leighton

At Kinder Morgan meeting, one Liberal voter delivers a blistering rebuke of absent MPs Note: The Trudeau government is preparing to make a yes or no decision on the Kinder Morgan oil tanker project in December. After being elected on a promise to restart the project review, the Liberals reversed their position and went ahead […]

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Our weapon to stop oil tankers: the fax machine

06.10.16 | Actions, News, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

Should the NEB let Enbridge’s permits expire? It’s your call…I mean…fax Have you sent anyone a fax lately? Me neither, but we’re all going to learn how. That’s because Enbridge’s permits for the Northern Gateway oil tanker project are due to expire at the end of the month and the company has been forced to […]

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Minimum Effective Dose

02.19.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Will Horter

I’ve spent too much time in doctor’s waiting rooms lately. Luckily it wasn’t all wasted time. Some of the medical concepts I observed there provided insights that could make Dogwood Initiative, and other groups, strategies and tactics more effective. You’ve all experienced this, you’re sick with a persistent sore throat, cough, upset stomach or perhaps […]

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What’s A Public Hearing Without The Public?

01.25.16 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Guest Writer

Editor’s Note: Dogwood Initiative’s Kai Nagata applied as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan pipeline review but was among the hundreds rejected. For this view inside the hearing room we rely on North Shore NOPE, one of the successful intervenors. Janice Edmonds and I attended the first day of the hearings on Tuesday. We are […]

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The Puck Drops In Burnaby. Which Team Are You Cheering For?

01.19.16 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Dave Mills

For the next ten days, a dwindling body of intervenors will deliver their arguments for and against Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project in a hearing room at the Delta Hotel in Burnaby. Despite the change in government last fall, the Kinder Morgan review is proceeding under Stephen Harper’s rules, with a decision expected […]

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They heard from us anyway – thousands of us

08.31.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Laura Benson

On a late summer Friday in Ladner, even the local fishmonger was clamouring to give the port authority a piece of his mind. Seven Dogwood Initiative organizers had gathered at the shopping centre where Port Metro Vancouver has its only “community office” to round up last-minute comments from local residents on Fraser Surrey Docks’ proposal […]

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The fox guarding the henhouse

08.13.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Laura Benson

Even recent history has a tendency to repeat itself. One year ago, in the depths of August, top bureaucrats at Port Metro Vancouver approved a permit for a new export terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks to ship thermal coal from the U.S. But Fraser Surrey Docks has gone back to the port authority for a […]

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