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Political reporter silenced

02.26.04 | In Depth | 

Political reporter Russ Francis has been sacked. Monday Magazine, part of the media empire owned by Victoria’s David Black, has suddenly silenced Francis – one of the few independent political reporters in the province. Many politicians and bureaucrats have felt the sting of his sharp quill. For years Francis has taken on anyone and everyone […]

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NDP and Labour Still Arm-in-Arm

02.26.04 | In Depth | 

VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980)–About half of the donations to the NDP Leadership Campaign of Carole James came from unions, a fact the BC Liberals say points to continued labour influence within the New Democrats. Liberal MLA Barry Penner says Carole James received about 27-thousand dollars from unions during her successful leadership campaign. Penner says taxpayers should be concerned […]

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Influence? Donations from corporations and labour

02.26.04 | Ban Big Money | 

Barry Penner, the Liberal MLA from Chilliwack-Kent, has been around long enough to know that before one points fingers one should get their own house in order. Most notable about his attack on the NDP’s new leader, Carole James, was the fact that his party felt the need to attack at all. It looks like […]

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In Gord we trust … not

02.26.04 | In Depth | 

Dogwood Initiative works to move land and resource use decision-making away from big government and corporations to the First Nations and communities who own and live on the land. We believe there is justice in this. We believe that from this work will come more sustainable land and resource use. Not everyone agrees with us, […]

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Canfor and Slocan: The public's role

02.24.04 | In Depth | 

Under the Liberal government’s so-called Forest Revitalization Plan, the public has no opportunity for input about transfers of tenure over public resources. In one of the most ill-advised examples of “let the market decide” ideology, this government has left all decisions about who gets to make decisions about public forests up to the market. Until […]

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Canfor's takeover of Slocan–The Impacts (Part 2)

02.24.04 | In Depth | 

Canfor’s plans to build four “super mills” in the north, fueled by wood from its merger with Slocan, will negatively impact on First Nations, communities and workers. The numbers speak for themselves. In Houston, BC, Canfor apparently plans to increase capacity by 33% from 450,000,000 board feet a year to 600,000,000. However, mostly unreported (except […]

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Here we go again: privatising BCBC

02.24.04 | In Depth | 

We have no details yet, but it sounds as though the privatization of the British Columbia Building Corporation is all but complete. What’s not clear is whether the Corporation will be broken into parts and privatized, or sold to private interests in one lump. Either way, the process is being carried out in secret, with […]

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Kitimat: a community fights back

02.24.04 | In Depth | 

Kitimat is taking Alcan to court. It’s asking the BC Supreme Court to review all the agreements with Alcan, and rule on whether the company is breaking them by selling power. The town’s mayor, Richard Wozney, says it’s a matter of life and death for Kitimat. But it’s a daunting prospect – a small town […]

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