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Private police, corporate prosecutors target Indigenous leaders

01.12.22 | Indigenous rights, News | 

Oil companies have a new strategy to put opponents in jail. B.C. is their testing ground. Corporate lawyers, backed by American billionaires, have won the right to privately prosecute Indigenous people in Northern B.C. for peacefully standing on their own land. In February 2020, after the second militarized police raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, three Gitxsan […]

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What brings me hope

12.22.21 | In Depth, Organizing | 

After 2021, it’s hard to say if we’re winning or losing. But we have a responsibility to each other to carry on the fight. My friend said the other day, “we’re the only people in history to have witnessed some of the things we’re seeing now. I’m grateful to be alive.” In that spirit, I […]

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What if we future-proofed B.C. instead of building more pipelines?

12.17.21 | Climate, News, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Trans Mountain is under water. Its federal dollars and skilled workforce should be redeployed to build back better after the floods. “It’s going to take a bundle of money.” With that understatement, Premier Horgan announced a new joint federal-provincial committee in the immediate aftermath of November’s catastrophic B.C. floods. The committee is supposed to help […]

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How we could stop fracking

11.23.21 | Climate, In Depth | 

Everything you need to know about B.C.’s natural gas royalty review B.C. is suffering its worst natural disaster in history. Catastrophic flooding has claimed lives, left thousands stranded and homeless, snapped highways in two, destroyed farmland, and caused as-yet-uncounted trauma, loss and damage. In this moment of climate disaster, the RCMP diverted public safety resources […]

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A failure of leadership

11.17.21 | Climate, News | 

Faced with compounding disasters, provincial politicians are stuck in reaction mode. Who will safeguard our communities? As people lay trapped in their cars under tree trunks and mud, B.C. public safety minister Mike Farnworth had something else on his mind: building a pipeline. The Coastal GasLink project offers “jobs and economic opportunities for thousands of […]

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Jason Kenney’s Halloween house of horrors

10.21.21 | Climate, In Depth, News | 

Government twists public inquiry results to spook Albertans Be afraid. And get angry. That’s the message from the Alberta government to oil and gas workers, and their families, as they face automation, layoffs and a worldwide transition away from fossil fuels. Commissioner Steve Allan’s “Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns” was supposed to identify a […]

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More handouts for fracking companies? Just seven per cent of British Columbians want subsidies to increase

10.01.21 | Media | 

As Horgan government launches review of oil and gas royalties, advocates call on MLAs to stop funding fracking VICTORIA/LEKWUNGEN TERRITORY — Just seven per cent of British Columbians support increased taxpayer subsidies for oil and gas companies, according to an Insights West poll conducted for Dogwood released today. The Horgan government has more than doubled […]

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Jagmeet Singh needs youth. We need a climate emergency leader.

09.15.21 | Climate, Election - Canada 2021, Op-Ed, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Guest blog by Vijay Tupper I’m a sixteen-year-old high school student in Burnaby, B.C. In 2019, I joined the youth climate strikes that brought a million Canadians out into the streets shortly before the last federal election. Now, voters are headed to the polls again as many parts of the country are still reeling from […]

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