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Privacy, Secrecy, and Democracy

01.22.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

The news today was interesting for those who believe in the value of whistleblowers and who are concerned by a trend among some governments to exclude the public from their business. Yesterday the National Post won a court ruling protecting from the RCMP documents the newspaper obtained from a confidential source. And yesterday the RCMP […]

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TimberWest sale in the crosshairs

01.22.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

The announcement that TimberWest’s TFL near Duncan was sold to Surrey-based Teal-Jones Group is touted as a success for the new Liberal forest policies. In fact, it is just the beginning in what may amount to another protracted battle with BC First Nations. In the Vancouver Sun, Teal-Jones principle Dick Jones”commend[ed] the province for the […]

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Doman faces First Nations obstacles

01.21.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

Once again Doman (Western Forest Products) is seeking an extension from the bankruptcy court. Like most forestry stories in BC, reporting on the Doman bankruptcy has not addressed the complex, often contradictory, issues facing forestry on the coast. While Doman clearly has been the most worker friendly major company in the coastal labour war, on […]

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The scoop on softwood

01.20.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

On January 19, 2003, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body released its decision confirming that that Canada subsidizes its forest industry. This is no surprise to those familiar with BC’s, antiquated, environmentally destructive and economically bankrupt forest policies. However, this news will be a big surprise to those who rely on mainstream Canadian media […]

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A new rip off of public resources

01.20.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

Last week, Premier Gordon Campbell announced upcoming implementation of BC’s pseudo-market based pricing scheme. He announced that as of Feb. 29, timber prices in the coastal industry will be based on auctions of cut blocks of B.C. timber. The BC government intends to expand the new system to the BC’s Interior within a year. Despite […]

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Martin boasts of gains with Bush – but what did he give away?

01.13.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

Paul Martin met with George Bush in Monterey, Mexico, this morning. He came away from the meeting “gaining commitments on Canadian passports and participation in the reconstruction of Iraq.”, according to CBC news. The news is silent on what Martin gave to Bush, but it’s unlikely that Bush gave anything to Martin for nothing in […]

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Anderson versus Efford

01.13.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

David Anderson: “If you make the decision to proceed, that’s final. If you make the decision not to proceed, you can always reverse it later. But a decision to proceed you can’t reverse.” John Efford: “We can’t allow the environment concerns to be at the cost of developing the natural resources.” These quotes from Canada’s […]

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Making money talk for BC forests and First Nations

01.06.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

US banking giant’s policy helps BC forests & First Nations Decisions in far-off corporate boardrooms have a profound impact in BC. Whether it be Weyerhauser corporate honchos in Federal Way, Washington deciding to shut another mill, or Ontario Teachers Pension Fund adivisors in Toronto deciding to invest in coal, it’s the communities, workers and First […]

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