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Why Trudeau better hope Kinder Morgan is bluffing

07.27.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Without proportional voting, pipeline backlash could hit Liberals hard in 2019 Poring over polling data from the plush confines of the Prime Minister’s Office, Liberal strategists could be forgiven for underestimating the troubles looming in the far reaches of their electoral empire. Justin Trudeau, when not posing for the cover of Rolling Stone, has settled […]

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The story of #BanBigMoney

07.11.17 | Ban Big Money | 

In February 2016 at a retreat on Gabriola Island, Dogwood staff, board members and organizers resolved to get Big Money out of B.C.’s provincial and municipal politics. Thanks to your support, all three parties have now pledged historic legislation to limit donations and ban corporate, union and out-of-province money from our elections. Here are some […]

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Can John Horgan’s new B.C. government really stop Kinder Morgan?

07.13.17 | No Tankers | 

Answer: yes. It’s a time to be hopeful — but not to let up the pressure. The incoming BC NDP government will be appointing their cabinet next week and can finally get to work on the ambitious promises they made in their historic agreement with the BC Greens. Of particular interest, and much debate, is […]

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Where we’re going from here

06.30.17 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers | 

Four Dogwood staffers give you their perspective on next steps in the fight for B.C.’s coast, air and democracy under a new government Lisa, on Dogwood’s Ban Big Money campaign… What a week! Well, actually, what a couple of months! We launched the Ban Big Money campaign in Spring of 2016. Since then, Dogwood supporters […]

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How much is too much?

06.29.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary | 

What is the gold standard for Ban Big Money laws? Nobody can accuse Christy Clark and the BC Liberals of not trying. They opened their first, and only, week in Victoria by dangling two juicy carrots in front of the opposition parties — one bill to give the Green Party official party status and one […]

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BC Liberals vow to Ban Big Money

06.22.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 | 

After 16 years of “legalized bribery,” a public apology and some light grovelling. Last fall I sat down and wrote out a timeline of goals for the Ban Big Money campaign. I hoped all three major political parties in B.C. would include a ban on corporate, union and out-of-province donations in their campaign platforms before […]

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Podcast for June 2017: Where is this ship headed?

06.15.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Podcast, Strategy | 

In the first episode since the provincial election, B.C. is still in rocky waters. SFU political scientist David Moscrop joins host Kai Nagata to explain what’s going on in the legislature and what could happen next. Director of Organizing Laura Benson hops aboard to explain what’s happening with the Citizens’ Initiative now that a new […]

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For which nation and in whose interest?

06.13.17 | Commentary, No Tankers, Organizing | 

Don’t be fooled by the “national interest” narrative. Trans Mountain’s expansion is for the 1 per cent. In my 43 years living in this great country, I have never seen so much meddling into the affairs of a province as the full frontal assault taking place against the soon-to-be-sworn-in government of B.C. Let’s be clear. […]

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