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Corporations to decide town’s future

04.09.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

The residents of Port Alice must be wondering what has happened to democracy. The future of their town will not be determined in a municipal election, but by corporate lawyers fighting over the remnants of Doman, the town’s main employer. Doman’s unsecured bondholders, led by Brascan a large realtor and a power company, are seeking […]

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Softwood: the more things change, the more they stay the same

04.05.04 | In Depth | 

Markets without competition: BC companies control log prices Recent headlines have shouted about British Columbia’s attempts to go it alone and cut its own softwood lumber deal with the United States, abandoning the much touted Canadian unity. While these headlines may have been breaking news to some folks, they’ll be an old story to anyone […]

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Good News from Canada’s Supreme Court?

04.01.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

Imagine a world where sustainability is the norm, not the exception; where Aboriginal interests are protected, not marginalized; where healthy people and wildlife, clean air and water are celebrated above corporate profits and government development plans. That world may have come closer to being reality on March 24 and 25, when the Supreme Court of […]

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Public process in Fernie a sham?

03.30.04 | In Depth | 

Fernie doesn’t want coal bed methane development (CBM). The municipal council passed a resolution opposing CBM after a broad cross section of citizens spoke out a turnout at a recent town hall meeting against drilling. Unfortunately, despite this overwhelming public opposition to coalbed methane expansion, the MLA for the area, Bill Bennett, appeared on the […]

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Another one bites the dust

03.30.04 | In Depth | 

With little fanfare, generations of workers and communities are being discarded in the fallout from the BC government’s pro-corporate forest policies. The latest casualties, the communities near Canfor’s Taylor and Upper Fraser mills. Canfor will have shut down the Taylor planer mill (the sawmill was already mothballed) in March as part of its move to […]

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Questions about privatizing health care

03.29.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

The B.C. government’s drive to privatize public services and assets, and to do so through back room deals such as the rumoured sell-off of the British Columbia Buildings Corporation, seems to be reaching into areas one would have thought are just too taboo, even for this government. Rumours have bubbled up about the possible sale […]

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Plan to privatize public lands draws demonstrators

03.28.04 | In Depth | 

Hundreds of wood workers, students, environmentalists, First Nations and activists demonstrated on the steps of the Legislature on Saturday, March 27. To illustrate the direction BC forest policy is taking under the Liberal government, the demonstrators marched backward from Centennial Square to the legislative lawn. Nine speakers, including Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of […]

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Flathead Coalition applauds no mines, coalbed methane still a concern

03.28.04 | In Depth | 

Flathead Coalition press release Dear Friends of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Great news today from British Columbia: The government has killed the proposed open-pit coal mines. But it is pushing forward with coalbed methane development in the Flathead headwaters of Glacier National Park. See press release below. A separate press release by our friends in […]

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