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Mayors, councillors demand corruption inquiry

02.15.19 | Commentary, Corruption Inquiry | 

Reeling from the impacts of money-laundering, cities look to the Premier for real action This week city councils in Richmond, Vancouver and Victoria unanimously passed motions of support for a public inquiry into money laundering. This sends a clear and significant message to the provincial government about its priorities for 2019. Together the three cities […]

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Why are taxpayers stuck with crippling climate costs?

02.12.19 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing | 

Time to shift the blame where it belongs: billionaires, bankers and Big Oil On January 28, I joined Dogwood’s Comox Valley volunteers at Courtenay City Hall. We were there to hear Andrew Gage describe why coal, oil and gas companies should help pay for the damage their products are inflicting on our communities. Andrew is […]

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How can you help launch a public inquiry?

02.07.19 | Commentary, Corruption Inquiry, Strategy | 

MLAs, of all political stripes, need to know how serious this is The calls are growing. The Mayor of Port Coquitlam, the BC Government and Service Employees Union, a former crown prosecutor, a Vancouver city councillor, a money-laundering expert — all clamouring for a public inquiry into money laundering. When we launched our call for a […]

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No time to waste

01.31.19 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Corruption Inquiry, Democracy, No Tankers | 

After Nanaimo win, BC NDP can’t take progressive voters for granted With Sheila Malcolmson’s big win in Nanaimo’s by-election yesterday, the BC NDP are no doubt walking a little taller today. After all, the governing party rarely wins by-elections. The BC Liberals poured significant resources into the riding. Malcolmson was behind in the polls. The […]

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Rotten to the core

01.23.19 | Commentary, Corruption Inquiry | 

When did the B.C. legislature become a nest of greed and corruption? Time to find out what previous Speakers hid from the public. Isn’t it amazing what comes out when the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly is not beholden to a political party? Darryl Plecas, MLA for Abbotsford South, was booted out of the BC […]

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A citizens’ guide to the Nanaimo by-election

01.10.19 | Commentary, Elections | 

This is more than just a by-election. The results could decide B.C.’s future. The stability of B.C.’s government hangs on a by-election in Nanaimo later this month. Tony Harris is the BC Liberal candidate in the riding. He is a self-proclaimed real estate speculator and businessman who got his start working for his father’s chain […]

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What does the RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory mean?

01.08.19 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Thousands of people across Canada and around the world are watching and sharing updates online as RCMP officers dismantle a pipeline blockade on Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern B.C. Yesterday afternoon, police broke down a wooden gate and arrested several people at the Gidim’ten Checkpoint, a camp on a snowy forest service road along the Morice […]

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What’s next for Dogwood?

12.18.18 | Organizing, Strategy | 

Win or lose on Pro Rep, B.C. faces big battles ahead BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson isn’t worried which way the referendum goes on proportional representation. If his new plan bears fruit, Elections BC will never have a chance to implement a new voting system – even if that’s what British Columbians want. The opposition […]

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