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Survey says: This is the gold standard

09.14.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary | 

Dogwood launched our Ban Big Money campaign in April 2016. Since then, we have been demanding changes in campaign finance laws and holding B.C.’s governing parties to account. We were instrumental in helping campaign finance become a key election issue and we are pleased to have played a significant part in the effort to get […]

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Knock, knock – It’s your climate

09.13.17 | Commentary, General | 

Summer of 2017 brings climate debts home to roost “To discuss the cause and effect of these storms, there’s the… place (and time) to do that, it’s not now.” – Scott Pruitt, Director EPA “The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in, meltdown expected, the wheat is growin’ thin engines stop running, but […]

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Dogwood calls for a Corruption Inquiry

09.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Media | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2017 DOGWOOD CALLS FOR A CORRUPTION INQUIRY Campaign finance laws are only the first step in restoring accountability and transparency into government decision-making VICTORIA – As the new government reaffirms their commitment to Ban Big Money laws in their throne speech, B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group, Dogwood, is demanding answers […]

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Kinder Morgan already off-track for fall construction

09.05.17 | Media, No Tankers | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scheduled piping in Abbotsford, B.C. did not begin today STO:LO TERRITORY — It’s back-to-school day around the province, including at Sandy Hill Elementary in Abbotsford. Meanwhile, just blocks away from the quiet Fraser Valley neighbourhood school, construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project did not begin. “Direct piping” was scheduled to […]

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Podcast for September 2017: B.C. Throne Speech, third time’s a charm

09.05.17 | Podcast | 

After a roller coaster of a year in politics, this week British Columbians are preparing for our third throne speech of the year. What does the new government have in store for Dogwood’s campaigns? Guest host Christina Smethurst finds out what’s going on with Ban Big Money, stopping U.S. thermal coal exports and the fight […]

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Calling Kinder Morgan’s bluff

08.31.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

The Texas pipeline giant still doesn’t have authorization for their pipeline and tanker project — from any level of government As Labour Day rolls around, young people across B.C. prepare for back-to-school season. But for students at Simon Fraser University, their journeys up Burnaby Mountain will be darkened by a new threat this September: Kinder […]

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The Search for Trans Mountain’s 15,000 Construction Jobs

08.28.17 | No Tankers | 

Economist Robyn Allan debunks Kinder Morgan’s “outrageous” jobs claims When Prime Minister Trudeau announced approval of the Trans Mountain project he said the expansion “will create 15,000 new, middle class jobs – the majority of them in the trades.”1 Natural Resources Minister, Jim Carr, repeatedly points to this figure to justify Ottawa’s approval. He says, […]

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Why we continue to organize

08.24.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

Four Dogwood organizers reflect on victories and next steps Arielle H., provincial organizer For years I’ve listened to friends, acquaintances and colleagues say “I can feel it: we’re on the verge of a major shift.” They were talking about a paradigm shift to a more just and sustainable society. At first I agreed with them […]

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