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Something fishy about B.C. political contributions?

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary | 

Guest writer Stan Proboszcz is the Science and Campaign Advisor for Watershed Watch Although some salmon farming companies may try to portray themselves as a marine version of American Gothic, let’s get real. B.C. salmon farming is a huge, mechanized and mostly foreign-owned industry. On the surface, a fish farm may look rustic and innocuous, […]

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Elections BC investigates donations linked to Kinder Morgan

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Media | 

Update, March 10 Elections BC has asked the RCMP to take over the investigation into B.C.’s unfolding political fundraising scandal. Mounties will be leading the probe into potentially illegal donations by Kinder Morgan and other corporations. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Election officials probe donations linked to Kinder Morgan Lobbyists, staff gave generously to BC Liberals before […]

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Did Kinder Morgan donate illegally to Christy Clark?

03.07.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers | 

Elections BC asked to investigate Texas pipeline money Update, March 10 Elections BC has asked the RCMP to take over the investigation into B.C.’s unfolding political fundraising scandal. Mounties will be leading the probe into potentially illegal donations by Kinder Morgan and other corporations. A widespread pattern of potentially illegal political contributions first revealed by […]

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Trudeau dodges questions in B.C. Again.

03.06.17 | No Tankers | 

Liberal poll numbers slide as Prime Minister smiles and waves to angry voters I’m hungry. That’s what I was thinking on Thursday as I stood in the cold and rain for two and a half hours waiting for our Prime Minister to arrive at City Hall. The day before, Dogwood had gotten a call from […]

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Take the Plunge: #kmchallenge

03.03.17 | Actions, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing | 

Stop Kinder Morgan. Sign up to be an official canvasser. Step 1: Find a body of water in B.C. that you love — could be freshwater or ocean. Then, jump right in. Step 2: Sign up to be an official canvasser this summer for a Citizens’ Initiative to stop Kinder Morgan. Step 3: Nominate your […]

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Podcast for February 2017: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, British Columbians make the call

02.24.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, Podcast, Strategy | 

Preparations are underway for the Citizens’ Initiative. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Dogwood’s Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison, North Island organizer Dave Mills joins Kai Nagata to chat about his team’s part in the plan to stop Kinder Morgan. Also, Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino breaks down the new political donation legislation and what British Columbians can […]

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That ship has sailed: federal review of Massey Bridge denied

02.21.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 | 

Federal intervention on Massey Bridge replacement called for by local electeds denied once again, disappoints locals Maybe this is blatantly obvious given the federal approval of Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, but so much for “only communities grant permission”, Prime Minister Trudeau. Regional governments asked the federal government to conduct an Environmental Assessment […]

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They didn’t even read the Ministerial Panel report?!

02.21.17 | No Tankers, Organizing | 

More broken consultation, more disrespect for British Columbians I came to Dogwood as a volunteer in the summer of 2014. Growing up in North Vancouver, I was pretty aware of what B.C. had to offer on the nature front, but not what made it unique politically. I went on exchange to France in my third […]

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