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The dominos were falling long before COVID-19

03.10.20 | Climate, Op-Ed | 

Canada needs to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on a dying industry The future of the oil industry is collapsing before our eyes. This is the worst moment in history to be plowing billions of public dollars into heavy-oil expansion projects like Trans Mountain. Albertans are right to be terrified. Their economy is being battered by global […]

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16 billion ways to kill Trans Mountain

02.21.20 | Climate, General, News, No Tankers | 

Dogwood heads to Ottawa with new poll results showing public support dropping as costs skyrocket. Could this kill Trans Mountain? Last week, Kai and I went to Ottawa armed with powerful polling results, a crack team of allies and thousands of you standing with us. We had meetings lined up with MPs and a press […]

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STICKER SHOCK: Canadians reject Trans Mountain’s new price tag

02.19.20 | Media | 

Support crumbles when costs exceed $12 billion, new poll finds OTTAWA – Only 16 per cent of Canadians approve of the federal government spending more than $12 billion to build the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline, according to a national poll released today by Nanos Research. Meanwhile, 59 per cent of people in Quebec (43 per […]

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Public support for Trans Mountain plummets as costs rise: poll

02.19.20 | Media | 

Canadians balk at borrowing more than $12 billion for a pipeline, Nanos survey finds OTTAWA – Only 16 per cent of Canadians say they are comfortable with the federal government spending more than $12 billion of taxpayer money to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, according to a national survey by Nanos Research. When asked […]

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Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

02.15.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power | 

Indigenous solidarity is part of a powerful three-pronged strategy to stop fossil fuel expansion Long after the last pipeline has been dug up and recycled, Wet’suwet’en people will decide what happens on their lands through their own chosen system of governance. Chiefs’ names like Na’moks, Lho’imggin and Gisday’wa will be handed down in the feast […]

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Teck Frontier: no way out for Trudeau

02.12.20 | Campaigns, Climate, News | 

If Ottawa approves the largest oil sands mine in history, anger in B.C. and Quebec will only grow Police forces across the province were stretched thin this week as RCMP raids on Wet’suwet’en territory set off a wave of retaliation against the government and corporate Canada. From Bella Bella to New Hazelton, Vancouver to Victoria, […]

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Wet’suwet’en raids spell trouble for the BC NDP

02.11.20 | Climate, Commentary, News | 

Like Idle No More in 2013, the battle for Wet’suwet’en land has set events in motion no government can control “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote those […]

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Why is BC Hydro blocking a renewable revolution?

01.30.20 | Climate, General, In Depth, Local Power, Op-Ed | 

Local communities could generate affordable, clean power – and free themselves from fossil fuels. To an energy monopoly, that’s a threat. In the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, groundbreaking research by one of the best scientific teams ever assembled concluded that if we act right now, we have both the time and technology to stabilize […]

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