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Podcast for May 2019: The Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada

05.10.19 | Climate, News, Podcast | 

This week a coalition of Canadians from all walks of life including labour unions, environmental organizations, Indigenous groups, scientists, and artists came together to launch the Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada. But in order to get to a just and equitable transition that creates jobs and reduces carbon emissions, we must stop […]

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Parenting in a climate crisis

05.09.19 | Actions, Climate, Op-Ed | 

The year I started having tough conversations about climate change with my four year old My eldest son turned four this year, and since he’s now old enough to understand that birthday parties are a thing, we threw him one. For those not in the parent bubble, kids’ birthday parties look a little different than […]

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How do we pay for a Green New Deal?

05.08.19 | Campaigns, Climate, News, Op-Ed | 

First, stop giving public money to oil and gas companies This week, groups across Canada launched a bold plan to fight the climate crisis. The Green New Deal would cut carbon pollution in half and create a million good-paying jobs. All in the next ten years. Some armchair critics rolled their eyes. “Impossible,” they said. […]

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Meet Dogwood’s new Director of Organizing & Mobilization!

05.01.19 | Staff profiles | 

Cheryl Cameron to take our organizing program to new heights in the years to come We are thrilled to announce that the Dogwood Board has hired Cheryl Cameron to join the organization’s leadership team as Director of Organizing and Mobilization. Cheryl first joined the Dogwood team as a volunteer leader on the North Shore in […]

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Fuel supply tight? Make transit free

04.29.19 | Commentary, News, Op-Ed | 

Jason Kenney is building a “war room”. B.C. needs a wartime mindset of its own During World War II motor fuels were strictly rationed across North America. Everyone pitched in to save precious gasoline and diesel for the fight against fascism. Governments lowered speed limits. Local businesses delivered by bicycle. Citizens took to public transit […]

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Why I want the right to vote

04.25.19 | #Vote16BC, Climate | 

Guest blog post by Nahira Gerster-Sim My name is Nahira and I was adopted from China. Because of the one child policy, my biological parents felt they were not able to raise me. My adoptive parents brought me to Canada when I was two years old. As a young child, I was always puzzled by […]

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Canada’s Green New Deal starts here

04.18.19 | Climate, General | 

How do we save 20,000 jobs and kick-start a green economy? Posties and auto workers have an idea Auto workers at the GM plant in Oshawa, on the shore of Lake Ontario, have been cranking out Cadillacs, Buicks and OIdsmobiles since 1953. Could they build a made-in-Canada electric vehicle? Workers say yes. Without a bold […]

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Mayday, mayday

04.02.19 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Will Big Oil’s lobby succeed in reversing Trudeau’s North Coast tanker ban? At first it was refreshing, uplifting and hopeful. The come-from behind election campaign which caught pollsters and pundits by surprise. The warm embraces, locked-eyes and inspiring mandate letters as action-oriented cabinet members took charge of their files in the spirit of progress, openness, […]

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