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Mining for support in Kamloops

10.26.17 | Ban Big Money | 

Are donations to politicians — and the community — going to buy Ajax Mine’s way into Kamloops? Guest writer Gina Morris is from Kamloops Moms for Clean Air   KGHM Ajax could be described as the proverbial “house guest” in Kamloops — with a “thanks for having us” gift in the form of donations, rather […]

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British Columbians demand urgent action to clean up local politics

10.26.17 | Ban Big Money, Media | 

For Immediate Release October 26, 2017 BRITISH COLUMBIANS DEMAND URGENT ACTION TO CLEAN UP LOCAL POLITICS Legislature has until November 30 to bring in much-needed reforms VANCOUVER — Voters across British Columbia want to see corporate, union and out-of-province donations banned in municipal campaigns before next year’s election, a new survey by Insights West has […]

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A new chapter

10.23.17 | General, Staff profiles, Strategy | 

An open letter from Dogwood’s Board of Directors Friends, As Will Horter moves on from Dogwood, we want our closest supporters to know how we will continue to develop and execute innovative and effective campaigns. The Executive Team has been leading campaign strategy since we transitioned to our new structure in January 2016. Dogwood is […]

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The extraordinary power to make change

10.13.17 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing | 

A Dogwood volunteer, Raza Mirza, explains why he is voting in Vancouver’s October 14 by-election, and every election for that matter That night there was a special excitement in my home — everyone was jammed in front of the television waiting. We lived in a large, multi-generational family home. At some point later that evening, […]

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BC Liberals rolled the dice with taxpayers’ trust

10.23.17 | Ban Big Money | 

From money-laundering casinos to sweetheart deals for donors, B.C.’s last government left a lot of unanswered questions on the table In July 2015, B.C.’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) grew suspicious after noticing some sketchy activity at River Rock Casino and Resort. The Richmond gambling facility had been accepting huge bundles of $20 bills […]

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Podcast for October 2017: Knocktober

10.16.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Democracy, Organizing, Podcast | 

Happy Knocktober! This month Dogwood’s remote organizer, Anna Barford, takes over the podcast to talk about the month-long push to gather support for a Corruption Inquiry. Anna talks to four volunteers who have signed up to knock their block — from trophy hunting to Kinder Morgan to fish farms, they tell us how they see […]

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Thank you, Will

10.12.17 | General | 

After 18 years, Dogwood’s founding executive director is moving on Dogwood was founded 18 years ago as a small, scrappy, non-profit focused on forestry and today has grown into a people-powered organization empowering and engaging more than 250,000 British Columbians to become a powerful voice in our democracy. Through the years, we have grown into […]

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Closed door climate policy

10.03.17 | Ban Big Money, Campaigns, Commentary, Democracy | 

B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan came from more than Big Oil — Big Money was in the room, too Imagine the B.C. government launches a new anti-tobacco campaign to discourage smoking. Health experts and doctors are assembled on an advisory panel and asked to make recommendations. An outside consultant is hired to do advanced modelling about […]

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