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Democracy, it’s your call

05.05.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizing, Strategy | 

“Hello?” “Hi! This is Lisa calling from Dogwood. We are phoning our supporters today to see if they plan to vote. Are you going to vote next Tuesday?” “This is Dogwood?” “Yes…” “Great! I never answer unknown numbers, but I’m so glad I did this time. I’m going to put you in my contacts so […]

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Christy Clark can taste victory, again

05.04.17 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Elections | 

Clark’s anti-Trump campaign may seem ludicrous, but it’s working Christy Clark’s campaign is funded by the Trump Tower developers and Trump-friendly U.S. corporations. Her campaign pollster worked for the Republicans. And she has support from at least one pro-Trump Super PAC. But in the dying days of the election, Clark is campaigning against Donald Trump – […]

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Christy Clark’s convenient climate conversion

05.03.17 | Beyond Coal, Election - BC 2017 | 

Liberal leader promises bold action on carbon pricing. Will she follow through? Christy Clark ratchets up her last-minute war on thermal coal, vowing to impose a carbon price at the B.C. border so punitive that shipments from the U.S. and prairie provinces would dry up overnight. In a news release May 2, the BC Liberal […]

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Podcast for the B.C. Election

04.30.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, General, Podcast, Strategy | 

In this election edition of the Dogwood podcast, Kai Nagata debriefs Christy Clark’s great flip-flop on U.S. thermal coal with Arie Ross. Lisa Sammartino breaks down last week’s leaders’ debate and discusses the role of political donations in the campaign. And Dogwood’s “resident youth voter motivation expert” Sophie Harrison talks about what Dogwood is doing […]

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Tax time just got more expensive

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

Filing your taxes this month? Your money isn’t going where you think. What’s worse than big money going to B.C.’s politicians to influence decision making? How about money from ordinary taxpayers — you and I — going back to those big donors? As the fastest gun in the Wild West, Premier Clark has been holding […]

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Premier Clark flip flops on U.S. coal exports, hours before election debate

04.26.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Will B.C. communities finally be free of toxic thermal coal trains? BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal coal exports through Lower Mainland ports. “With an election in just two […]

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Clark springs her Steelworker trap

04.26.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 | 

Muddying the waters could suppress the change vote What’s the most damaging thing you could say about a candidate for Premier of B.C.? Probably something like: they’ve been bought by foreign interests. They’re aligned with Donald Trump. And if they get elected, you’re going to lose your job. Christy Clark has felt the sting of […]

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How lucky we are in B.C.

04.25.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2013, Election - BC 2017, Organizing, Strategy | 

I fought to stop Trump in Pennsylvania. I never want to feel that way again. “Why is a Canadian taking her vacation to go down to work on Hillary Clinton’s campaign?” The customs agent at the airport wasn’t the first person to ask. For a moment I thought about all the reasons I’d accumulated over […]

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