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First Nations reject economic colonialism

02.28.04 | In Depth | 

500 years ago French and Spanish and Portuguese fishers made summer voyages to North America’s north Atlantic coast in search of bountiful cod. Then English and French traders moved inland and across the continent in search of beaver and timber. And Spanish, English and Russian explorers and traders moved in on the northwest Pacific coast […]

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The public's role in Interfor-Doman discussions

02.27.04 | In Depth | 

Like a vulture circling carrion, Interfor has announced a plan to acquire much of debt-ridden Doman. If successful, this would make Interfor a coastal giant controlling almost 30% of the coastal wood supply. In the coming days as the proposal is dissected ad nauseum by forestry pundits and company spokespeople, four important issues will likely […]

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Saulteau defend against oil and gas threat

02.26.04 | In Depth | 

As you may be aware, the Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations have made attempts through negotiations and in the courts to halt companies from drilling for natural gas in area known as the Peace – Moberly Tract, a critical wildlife refuge and cultural use area. In the BC Supreme Court, Saulteau First Nation failed […]

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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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