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Police raid Minister’s offices

12.29.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

Are the police raids on the offices of David Basi, the ministerial assistant to Finance Minister Gary Collins and Bob Virk, the ministerial assistant to Transportation Minister Judith Reid the first thread in another political scandal in BC. Will the 20-month investigation into drugs and organized crime touch be linked to Campbell’s provincial Liberals or […]

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Just say no–to privatizing forests

12.29.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

John Chittick, a Director with the newly formed British Columbians For Private Forests (BCPF), has proposed a misguided privatization plan for BC’s forests. In a recent Op-ed (” Why BC’s forest should be privatized,” Van Sun, Dec 29, 2003), he proposes a scheme whereby each BC resident would be offered 5 hectares of public land […]

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EAO gift wraps VIGP

12.23.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

The BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and three ministers today handed BC Hydro an EA certificate for the Vancouver Island Generation Project (VIGP). While the approval was expected, waiting until December 23 was a cynical move designed to mute criticism. More reprehensible, however, is the ministers’ use of the EA certificate to improve the odds […]

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Carrier Sekani challenge proposed Canfor Slocan merger

12.15.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

Earlier this month the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC), representing 8 nations in the central interior near Prince George, put both Canfor and Slocan “on notice” that were exploring the “full range of legal and other options to vigorously defend our Aboriginal Title and Rights against infringements related to [the] proposed merger”. In their letter […]

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Pavilion Indian Band sends Ministry a messag

12.13.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

The Pavilion Band cancelled a scheduled meeting with the provincial government about coalbed methane (CBM) development in Hat Creek. The cancelation sends a message to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) that they face formidable obstacles in trying to divide and conquer First Nations in order to exploit coalbed methane in Hat Creek. Despite […]

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BC First Nations launch Title lawsuits

12.11.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

Today, First Nations from across BC launched lawsuits seeking judicial recognition of their Aboriginal Title. First Nations are launching these court proceedings because of the lack of good faith negotiations that were supposed to follow as a result of the Delgamuuwkw victory in 199, according to Justa Monk, Title and Rights Alliance steering committee member. […]

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First Nations oppose Canfor’s merger plan

12.07.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

First Nation leaders announced they will inform the shareholders of Slocan that the proposed merger “is a poor investment if First Nations challenge this transaction“. “The recent announcement of the proposed merger between Slocan and Canfor will not occur without First Nations involvement”, states Justa Monk, Steering Committee Member for the province-wide Title and Rights […]

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Visionary Haida leader re-elected

12.01.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

Guujaaw, the visionary President of the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN), was overwelmingly reelected by the Haida. Rumour has it that one motivation for the provincial Crown’s Sept. 6 offer of a land package that includes “control” of 20% of Haida Gwaii was to foment opposition against Guujaaw as CHN President. Guujaaw has worked […]

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