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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

06.07.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Photo: goo.gl/JACPcv Healthy oceans keep humans alive — destroy them and we destroy ourselves “Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent […]

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Celebrating our behind the scenes victories

06.06.17 | Election - BC 2017, Organizing | 

How we continue to make a big difference in B.C. What a whirlwind of a month. From candidate debates, canvassing and back-to-back get out the vote phone banking, to waiting weeks to hear the election results only to wait even longer to find out which two parties would be forming government. Our fingers were on […]

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My sister and I walked from Victoria to Burnaby

06.05.17 | No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

Guest blog by Kathryn Cass Why would two Dogwood organizers in their 60’s decide to walk 80 kilometres? Last month, my sister and I embarked on four days of walking from Mile 0 in Victoria to the Kinder Morgan Terminal in Burnaby, and three nights of sleeping in a tent or on a church floor. […]

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Organized people can beat big money

06.05.17 | Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, Organizing | 

We can win big — but only if we don’t let up now I’ve never felt more excited about the possibilities for a province where you lead and our politicians follow. If we canvass in our communities, meet with our new MLAs and ramp up pressure online, the new NDP-Green government will have the support […]

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British Columbia vs. the Deep State

06.02.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers | 

A slim majority of BC MLA’s oppose TMX — cue the backlash In the dying days of his administration before the pivotal inauguration of John Kennedy, outgoing Republican president Dwight Eisenhower sounded a note of caution, the echoes of which we would do well to reflect upon today. “In the councils of government, we must […]

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

06.01.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers | 

Twelve hours of Kinder Morgan When they walked in front of the cameras with smiles that threatened to crack their faces, my heart fluttered. As they began talking about a new era of cooperation in British Columbia and their agreement to “use all available tools to stop Kinder Morgan,” Ban Big Money and bring in […]

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Thank you. Now, let’s get to work.

05.30.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, General, No Tankers | 

Dogwood’s Strategy Director Will Horter reflects on this historic day It looks like British Columbians may finally get a government ready to fight for what’s right in B.C. Today, Christy Clark announced her intention to bring back the B.C. legislature as soon as possible in June, face a confidence vote and hand over power to […]

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Lies, Misrepresentation and Puffing the Market

05.29.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers | 

Could the possibility of a financial lifeline have motivated Ian Anderson to mislead investors? Last week the propaganda campaign pushing Kinder Morgan‘s controversial Trans Mountain oil tanker-pipeline proposal sunk to a new low. In an attempt to assuage investors sniffing around the $1.75 billion initial public offering (IPO) his company is launching on May 31st […]

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