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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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Fuel supply tight? Make transit free

04.29.19 | Commentary, News, Op-Ed | 

Jason Kenney is building a “war room”. B.C. needs a wartime mindset of its own During World War II motor fuels were strictly rationed across North America. Everyone pitched in to save precious gasoline and diesel for the fight against fascism. Governments lowered speed limits. Local businesses delivered by bicycle. Citizens took to public transit […]

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Why I want the right to vote

04.25.19 | #Vote16BC, Climate | 

Guest blog post by Nahira Gerster-Sim My name is Nahira and I was adopted from China. Because of the one child policy, my biological parents felt they were not able to raise me. My adoptive parents brought me to Canada when I was two years old. As a young child, I was always puzzled by […]

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Canada’s Green New Deal starts here

04.18.19 | Climate, Election - Canada 2019, General | 

How do we save 20,000 jobs and kick-start a green economy? Posties and auto workers have an idea Auto workers at the GM plant in Oshawa, on the shore of Lake Ontario, have been cranking out Cadillacs, Buicks and OIdsmobiles since 1953. Could they build a made-in-Canada electric vehicle? Workers say yes. Without a bold […]

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Mayday, mayday

04.02.19 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Will Big Oil’s lobby succeed in reversing Trudeau’s North Coast tanker ban? At first it was refreshing, uplifting and hopeful. The come-from behind election campaign which caught pollsters and pundits by surprise. The warm embraces, locked-eyes and inspiring mandate letters as action-oriented cabinet members took charge of their files in the spirit of progress, openness, […]

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When mines poison B.C. waterways, taxpayers swallow the costs

03.27.19 | Commentary, General, Mining | 

Outdated laws, weak enforcement leave the public on the hook for cleanup The scale of the Mount Polley mine disaster is difficult to comprehend. We’ve read that Imperial Metals dumped 25 billion litres of contaminated slurry into Quesnel Lake, most of which they never recovered. That mud was laced with chemicals including arsenic, mercury, selenium […]

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Wilson-Raybould shows us how power really works in Ottawa

03.05.19 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2019, No Tankers | 

SNC-Lavalin held 89 meetings with government. Guess how often oil companies lobby Trudeau? I, like many Canadians, sat in awe during the testimony of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould last week. I was impressed by her courage, her commitment to ethics, her attention to detail and her perseverance. I was not, […]

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