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Don’t let the doorknob hit you, coal!

06.03.19 | Beyond Coal | 

After years of struggle, the door has finally closed on a controversial U.S. thermal coal port on the Fraser River (Photo courtesy of Eoghan Moriarty) Six years ago, Dogwood hired me to start a new campaign. Will Horter, Dogwood’s founding Executive Director, handed me a copy of B.C.’s Dirty Secret: Big Coal & the Export […]

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Dogwood asked, British Columbians answered

05.28.19 | General | 

According to thousands of British Columbians, youth activism and Indigenous rights are in, oil companies and Justin Trudeau are out It’s been four years since the first Dogwood supporter survey hit inboxes across B.C. What started as a “Hey, I wonder where Dogwood supporters’ heads are at? Let’s do a survey” has now become one […]

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Red Chamber could block a Green New Deal

05.23.19 | Climate, Election - Canada 2019, General, No Tankers, Op-Ed | 

Canada’s Senate is unelected, unaccountable – and easily swayed by Big Oil Unelected senators in Ottawa are poised to open B.C.’s North Coast to supertankers full of diluted bitumen. By the time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the next election, it’s possible Bill C-48, the crude oil tanker moratorium, will be dead. It’s a chilling […]

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One big step for democracy

05.14.19 | Commentary, Corruption Inquiry | 

Premier Horgan has announced a public inquiry. But it was British Columbians who sounded the alarm until he had no choice. There I stood, face-to-face with the beast. Do you know that feeling? When you don’t want to see what’s staring right at you? I couldn’t shut my eyes and make it go away. The […]

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Podcast for May 2019: The Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada

05.10.19 | Climate, News, Podcast | 

This week a coalition of Canadians from all walks of life including labour unions, environmental organizations, Indigenous groups, scientists, and artists came together to launch the Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada. But in order to get to a just and equitable transition that creates jobs and reduces carbon emissions, we must stop […]

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Parenting in a climate crisis

05.09.19 | Actions, Climate, Op-Ed | 

The year I started having tough conversations about climate change with my four year old My eldest son turned four this year, and since he’s now old enough to understand that birthday parties are a thing, we threw him one. For those not in the parent bubble, kids’ birthday parties look a little different than […]

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How do we pay for a Green New Deal?

05.08.19 | Campaigns, Climate, Election - Canada 2019, News, Op-Ed | 

First, stop giving public money to oil and gas companies This week, groups across Canada launched a bold plan to fight the climate crisis. The Green New Deal would cut carbon pollution in half and create a million good-paying jobs. All in the next ten years. Some armchair critics rolled their eyes. “Impossible,” they said. […]

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Meet Dogwood’s new Director of Organizing & Mobilization!

05.01.19 | Staff profiles | 

Cheryl Cameron to take our organizing program to new heights in the years to come We are thrilled to announce that the Dogwood Board has hired Cheryl Cameron to join the organization’s leadership team as Director of Organizing and Mobilization. Cheryl first joined the Dogwood team as a volunteer leader on the North Shore in […]

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