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Canfor's takeover of Slocan-the impacts (Part 1)

02.13.04 | In Depth | 

Lost in the waves of publicity surrounding the ribbon-cutting on Canfor’s “super sawmill” in Houston was any real discussion of the social and environmental impacts of this mill or the proposed merger with Slocan. Are these events good for British Columbia? for affected communities? for workers? for First Nations? or for the environment? All of […]

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Skeena Cellulose reduxxx

02.11.04 | In Depth | 

From Doman to Skeena Cellulose (bankruptcies), and Canfor-Slocan to Lignum-Riverside (mergers), it’s hard to keep up with the real news in the forest industry these days. The mainstream media don’t help matters much, by providing sporadic and disappointingly blinkered coverage–rated G, for Good for business (as usual). The Dogwood Bulletin will have more on the […]

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The next corporate giveaway compensation

02.10.04 | In Depth | 

The next step in the Liberals’ mission to give public resources to logging corporations is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks – the new compensation regulations. Remember the government’s promise in the ersatz Forest Revitalization Act to provide $200,000,000 in cash compensation to logging corporations as payback for tenure reallocations? Well it’s about […]

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Tenure re-allocation: the coming day of reckoning

02.09.04 | In Depth | 

The reality of tenure reallocation will hit logging companies, First Nations and communities in the next few weeks. Dogwood Initiative has learned that the BC government will send letters to each tenure-holding company indicating the volume of wood to be taken back from each licence. These letters will go out by month’s end. Given closed-door […]

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Much ado about corporations (Part 2): Next steps

02.05.04 | In Depth | 

The release of The Corporation, a new award-winning film by the BC-based team of Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar, and Joel Bakan, is opening up dialogue on the legal structure of the corporation and its impact on our society. While headlines about corporate governance scandals clog the financial papers, the film delves deeper into the structural […]

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Much ado about corporations (Part 1)

02.04.04 | In Depth | 

Canada desperately needs an open dialogue about the growing power of the corporations in our society. The Corporation, a new award-winning film by the BC-based team of Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar, and Joel Bakan, is a 145 minute primer on the origins and developments of this powerful legal institution. The film is catalyzing just such […]

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DISMISSED: Apsassin et al v. BC Oil and Gas et al

02.02.04 | In Depth | 

Chief Alan Apsassin, on his own behalf and on behalf of the members of the Saulteau First Nations, Petitioner, and The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission and Vintage Energy Canada Ltd., Respondents [194] The Petition is dismissed. — In 2003, the Saulteau First Nations, one of the Treaty 8 nations in the northeast of […]

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Cabinet shuffled, Hagen demoted?

01.28.04 | In Depth | 

One of the biggest surprises in the recent cabinet shuffle was the apparent demotion of Stan Hagen, who moved to Human Resources from Sustainable Resource Management (SRM). SRM is planning to announce two new land-use plans this spring (Lillooet and Central Coast) both of which face formidable challenges in reconciling First Nations concerns. SRM was […]

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