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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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PARIS COP21 : Reflections from the Sidewalk

01.14.16 | Commentary, Organizing |  Cheryl Cameron

There are so many things to remember about Paris. The ubiquitous baguette sandwiches, (why can’t we experience this bread anywhere on our continent?) walks along the Seine at night, jaw-dropping historical architecture at every turn, the effortlessly attractive Parisiens and Parisiennes, the incredibly efficient Metro. But a handful of moments during my two weeks as […]

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People, place and power

12.23.15 | News, Organizing |  Kai Nagata

This is a blog post about voting reform, though I’m going to start by talking about Star Wars. Bear with me you must. The enemy in the original Star Wars trilogy is the Galactic Empire, and its signature act of despotism is the destruction of Alderaan, Princess Leia’s home world. Nobody wants to feel like […]

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North Island Election Report

12.18.15 | Commentary, Organizing |  Dave Mills

I finally woke up a couple of days ago with enough creative energy to sit down and put some thoughts to paper about my experience in Canada’s 42nd general election. A full month had passed since opposition parties stormed to resounding victories in Vancouver Island’s two northern ridings – both held by Conservatives for the […]

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A partnership that works!

11.10.15 | Commentary, Organizing, Strategy |  Dogwood

Dogwood and the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) linked arms over a year ago to prepare for the federal election. The partnership took a lot of work, but it became a highlight of our election campaign in the capital region. Everyone loves a good partnership, but like a marriage, partnerships are notoriously difficult to manage. […]

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