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PARIS COP21 : Reflections from the Sidewalk

January 14, 2016 | 

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, ...

People, place and power

December 23, 2015 | 

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 ...

2015 Year in Review Scrapbook

North Island Election Report

December 18, 2015 | 

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 ...

A partnership that works!

November 10, 2015 | 

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 ...

Strategic voting didn’t defeat Harper. Voter turnout did.

October 23, 2015 | 

History rarely repeats itself, but it does rhyme. Long before Justin Trudeau ever contemplated a life in politics, his father stoked the embers of Western alienation that would give ...

You’ve been downgraded to letter-writer!

September 14, 2015 | 

Revitalizing democracy is hard. Sometimes it means making hard decisions where the correct path isn’t clear. I felt that when it came time to decide whether to submit comments ...

They heard from us anyway – thousands of us

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 ...

The fox guarding the henhouse

August 13, 2015 | 

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 ...

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