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Podcast for October 2017: Knocktober

10.16.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Democracy, Organizing, Podcast | 

Happy Knocktober! This month Dogwood’s remote organizer, Anna Barford, takes over the podcast to talk about the month-long push to gather support for a Corruption Inquiry. Anna talks to four volunteers who have signed up to knock their block — from trophy hunting to Kinder Morgan to fish farms, they tell us how they see […]

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Thank you, Will

10.12.17 | General | 

After 18 years, Dogwood’s founding executive director is moving on Dogwood was founded 18 years ago as a small, scrappy, non-profit focused on forestry and today has grown into a people-powered organization empowering and engaging more than 250,000 British Columbians to become a powerful voice in our democracy. Through the years, we have grown into […]

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Closed door climate policy

10.03.17 | Ban Big Money, Campaigns, Commentary, Democracy | 

B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan came from more than Big Oil — Big Money was in the room, too Imagine the B.C. government launches a new anti-tobacco campaign to discourage smoking. Health experts and doctors are assembled on an advisory panel and asked to make recommendations. An outside consultant is hired to do advanced modelling about […]

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Meet Terry Robinson

10.02.17 | Organizer Profiles | 

Engagement is a process “I almost couldn’t believe it when I turned to Dave at our last event and said: I love this.” Meet Terry Robinson. She’s been a critical member of Dogwood for as long as a team has existed in the Comox Valley. “Dave and I were tabling together at the local Farmers’ […]

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B.C. now sole exporter of thermal coal in Pacific Northwest

09.26.17 | Beyond Coal | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 Washington state denies key permit for Longview coal project British Columbia now sole exporter of U.S. thermal coal on the west coast of North America Victoria — The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) denied a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in […]

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Report Cards are in!

09.19.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary | 

How do you think the new Ban Big Money bills stack up against the gold standard? Here are our assessments:   Find out more about what the gold standard for Ban Big Money looks like.

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Ban Big Money laws a good first step

09.18.17 | Ban Big Money, Media | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 Victoria — After 18 months of calling for campaign finance laws, B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group, Dogwood, is optimistic about the B.C. government’s recent tabling of legislation that bans corporate, union and out-of-province donations to political parties in B.C. Dogwood has been calling for campaign financing legislation since April […]

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Trolls

09.15.17 | General | 

The bigger British Columbia’s network of climate activists gets, the harder Big Oil wants us to fall Every morning when I come into the office, I see them lined up. Sometimes eight, ten, twelve, twenty. Like an egg that has hatched overnight, a small army has come marching out and is standing, waiting to be […]

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