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Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

02.15.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power | 

Indigenous solidarity is part of a powerful three-pronged strategy to stop fossil fuel expansion Long after the last pipeline has been dug up and recycled, Wet’suwet’en people will decide what happens on their lands through their own chosen system of governance. Chiefs’ names like Na’moks, Lho’imggin and Gisday’wa will be handed down in the feast […]

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Teck Frontier: no way out for Trudeau

02.12.20 | Campaigns, Climate, News | 

If Ottawa approves the largest oil sands mine in history, anger in B.C. and Quebec will only grow Police forces across the province were stretched thin this week as RCMP raids on Wet’suwet’en territory set off a wave of retaliation against the government and corporate Canada. From Bella Bella to New Hazelton, Vancouver to Victoria, […]

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Wet’suwet’en raids spell trouble for the BC NDP

02.11.20 | Climate, Commentary, News | 

Like Idle No More in 2013, the battle for Wet’suwet’en land has set events in motion no government can control “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote those […]

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Why is BC Hydro blocking a renewable revolution?

01.30.20 | Climate, General, In Depth, Op-Ed | 

Local communities could generate affordable, clean power – and free themselves from fossil fuels. To an energy monopoly, that’s a threat. In the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, groundbreaking research by one of the best scientific teams ever assembled concluded that if we act right now, we have both the time and technology to stabilize […]

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Old-school politics won’t save us from climate chaos. Here’s what might.

01.24.20 | Campaigns, Climate, Democracy, Elections, News | 

Odds favour a B.C. election in 2020. How can we force cooperation on the defining issue of our lives?   Here’s a prediction for 2020: British Columbians will head back to the polls. The NDP promised to make life more affordable, and now they’ve cut bridge tolls, daycare costs and MSP premiums. Premier Horgan still […]

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When will climate change have its Nuremberg moment?

01.06.20 | General | 

At the core of our democracy is a simple idea: nobody is above the law. Whether it’s murderous generals facing judges in the Hague’s austere courtrooms or corrupt executives on trial for bribery and fraud, the world’s worst criminals are supposed to face justice. So what about the people knowingly unleashing a global catastrophe? Over […]

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Webinar: Adam Olsen on the passage of B.C.’s UNDRIP law

12.18.19 | Climate, Democracy, In Depth, Media, Mining, Podcast | 

How might the Declaration Act affect forestry, mining, Site C or other projects on the B.C. landscape? After Bill 41 became law, we had a chance to sit down for an hour with Adam Olsen, Tsartlip Nation member and MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. Topics included: How Indigenous languages offer a different perspective […]

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Jonathan Wilkinson: the Minister of Greenwash

12.11.19 | Campaigns, Climate, Election - Canada 2019, No Tankers, Op-Ed | 

After working for ExxonMobil and Shell, it looks like his job now is to grow Canada’s oil sands After the 2019 federal election, Alberta premier Jason Kenney laid out his demands for Ottawa. He wanted Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, whom he called “anti-pipeline,” replaced with someone the oil companies could trust. Prime Minister Trudeau tapped […]

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