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B.C. Election: Update 1

04.11.17 | Election - BC 2017, Organizing | 

With the B.C. election officially underway Charles & Christina talk about which issues they expect to dominate the airways in the next four weeks and Dogwood’s strategy to get out the vote. Join us at VoteBC.ca.

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Welcome to Payland™, an amusement park for the corporate elite

04.11.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017 | 

You might think you live in British Columbia, but it’s really Payland, an exclusive amusement park for the global corporate elite. At Payland, anyone with enough cash can act out their darkest fantasies. Check out Dogwood’s controversial new 60-second election video: Help us reach more viewers! We can’t run this piece as a television ad, so we’ll […]

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BC Liberal candidate linked to U.S. trophy hunting Super PAC

04.10.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, News | 

Darren DeLuca auctioned off B.C. bear hunt for Safari Club International fundraiser As a professional guide outfitter, Darren DeLuca has helped line the coffers of a U.S. political action group waging a global fight on behalf of trophy hunters. As a politician, DeLuca has also been funded by trophy hunting lobbyists in his own bid […]

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Why does dirty U.S. coal get a free ride through B.C.?

04.06.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed, Organizing | 

Americans reject terminals, so Montana’s coal heads to Asia through the Lower Mainland. Posted previously in the Tyee. If you’ve ever been to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen, you’ve seen them. The big, black piles of coal framed against the mountains as you drive down the causeway. But not all coal is created equal. One […]

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Christy Clark’s tricky tax talk

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

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin At this point it’s hard for anyone to justify that B.C.’s ‘Wild West’ of political finance is a good thing. A few weeks ago, I went to a panel at UBC on the Ban Big Money campaign and there […]

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Killing lions for money to kill bears

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

Did Safari Club’s B.C. election cash come from infamous Vegas wildlife auction? Call it “pay-to-slay” politics. Safari trips to kill exotic animals like lions and elephants may have helped raise cash aimed at influencing the upcoming B.C. election. In February, Safari Club International held its annual convention and “wildlife auction” in Las Vegas. A few […]

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Podcast for March 2017: Dirty donations, dirty coal

04.01.17 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Podcast | 

Kai Nagata digs deeper into B.C.’s growing donation scandal, exploring the relationship between Christy Clark’s donors and her decisions, with help from Lisa Sammartino and Sophie Harrison. Arie Ross explains how U.S. thermal coal gets a free ride through B.C. at the expense of our health and environment. And, meet Dogwood’s newest organizer, Mike Soron, […]

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Budgets fail to meet today’s challenge

03.29.17 | Commentary, General | 

On climate, Trudeau talks like Churchill but walks like Chamberlain With the federal budget delivered in Ottawa last week, we are reaching the tail end of that time of year where ruling parties put their money where their mouth is. Budgets are critical components of sitting government policy. So much so that if a budget […]

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