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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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EnCana expands coalbed methane development in Alberta

12.30.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

In this news release, EnCana announce an expansion of their coalbed methane program. Read closely, though. Even though EnCana hold large tracts of coalbed methane potential in BC, they are NOT talking about BC here. Instead, they are talking about their “700,000 acres of 100 percent owned royalty-free lands in southern Alberta” Got that? ROYALTY […]

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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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