Posts from ‘Actions’ - Page 8

Testing the Waters in Fort St. John

09.15.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far […]

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Forty thousand strong and we’re just getting started

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

We had no idea Port Metro Vancouver would approve the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal just last Thursday on Aug. 21. While the timing was a definite shock, the port’s approval was not altogether surprising. Sadly, we knew that despite unprecedented organizing and an outpouring of concern from every corner of the province – 40,000 […]

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"What took you so long?"

08.27.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

Around a kitchen table in Fort Saint John, seven people are talking through their local Let BC Vote strategy when one asks me, “What took you so long to come to the Peace?” She’s one of several hundred longtime Dogwood supporters in the North Peace. The answer is simple: time. It’s a big province but […]

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Multi-faith Partners Unite for Tar Sands Healing Walk

06.24.14 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

I came back a changed woman after my river pilgrimage to the tar sands last September and was more determined than ever to take action. After sharing my story at my local church, Esquimalt United minister Leanne Benoit wanted to do something here on Vancouver Island. “I naively wondered, how can this happen in Canada […]

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Too young to vote? Maybe not.

04.08.14 | Actions, Election - BC 2017, Elections |  Kai Nagata

How many times have you heard someone say that politicians are “acting like children”? It’s a tired old cliche and frankly, it’s insulting to children. I have the good fortune of leading workshops once in a while with high school students and I think politicians could take a few notes. The teenagers I know are […]

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Let’s give Enbridge a judo lesson

03.27.14 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Advance polls open in Kitimat next Wednesday, and Enbridge is doing everything it can to buy the vote. Our friends on the ground in the B.C. town of 9,000 say Enbridge has them under siege. The company is pouring unlimited money into ads and even flying salespeople in from Calgary to go door-to-door telling people […]

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On the road again

03.18.14 | Actions, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

“I’m glad we’re getting started small and then growing big. We’re going to grow fast here.” That’s what one first-time organizer from Prince George said to us after we carefully walked him through the process of bringing together an alliance of at least 476,509 citizen’s initiative pledgers. It will be a lot of work, but […]

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The No Tankers movement could change politics in B.C. forever

01.24.14 | Actions, Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Sir Winston Churchill In December when the federal review panel announced their recommendation to approve Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal I was disappointed, but not surprised. I always knew it would come down to a political decision. Still, […]

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