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B.C. Election: Update 2

04.19.17 | Election - BC 2017, Organizing | 

Week two of the B.C. provincial election. Volunteers are signing up to help get out the vote and Charles & Christina take a tour of Burnaby and find pipelines next to playgrounds. Join us at VoteBC.ca.

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Kinder Morgan – A Pipeline in Search of a Route

04.12.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Chilliwack resident Ian Stephen says: “Not over our source of drinking water.”  Two things are certain about Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project — confusion reigns, and along much of the pipeline it falls to ordinary people to protect what is important to the places they care about. Some confusion might seem deliberate. Just […]

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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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