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What Trump’s win can teach progressives

November 10, 2016 | 

How do we harness the power of emotion to elect decent people? Yesterday I wrote about how local resistance can slow down climate change, even under a Donald Trump ...

British Columbians Knock the Block this October

October 7, 2016 | 

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, ...

Never underestimate British Columbians

The federal government is using political calculus that doesn’t add up The last time a Prime Minister named Trudeau forced an unpopular energy policy on a western province, the backlash ...

Meet Francois Brassard

“It was like a happening.” Esquimalt Team Leader, Francois Brassard tells us how organizing with Dogwood has made a difference in his life and in his community. You can ...

Flexing grassroots muscle

September 29, 2016 | 

Over the summer, our movement grew bigger, got stronger and flexed its grassroots muscle. Thanks to volunteer teams and Dogwood’s three summer students, more than 7,000 people signed petitions ...

Hermione Granger & the battles ahead

September 21, 2016 | 

Welcome to Dogwood, Sophie!  I first picked up a Dogwood clipboard at age 17, eager to stop the onslaught of tar sands pipeline and tanker expansion through British Columbia. ...

Spill response — what’s to celebrate?

Honouring 40 years of spill response won’t make bitumen float.  Ahhh…  Summertime on the North Shore. If you’re a North Van local like I am, there’s no better way to ...

Who’s listening? Speaking to the most powerful people in the room

Kinder Morgan Panel offered us an opportunity to vent but not be heard. Were our efforts in vain? I had a dream last night about the Kinder Morgan panel. ...

Citizens are having a hard time trusting elected officials

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 ...

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