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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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Carrier Sekani challenge proposed Canfor Slocan merger

12.15.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

Earlier this month the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC), representing 8 nations in the central interior near Prince George, put both Canfor and Slocan “on notice” that were exploring the “full range of legal and other options to vigorously defend our Aboriginal Title and Rights against infringements related to [the] proposed merger”. In their letter […]

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Pavilion Indian Band sends Ministry a messag

12.13.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

The Pavilion Band cancelled a scheduled meeting with the provincial government about coalbed methane (CBM) development in Hat Creek. The cancelation sends a message to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) that they face formidable obstacles in trying to divide and conquer First Nations in order to exploit coalbed methane in Hat Creek. Despite […]

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