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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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BC taxpayers to pay billions for Christy Clark’s bridge

03.24.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed | 

The Massey Bridge Replacement means increased costs for taxpayers and commuters. It would also open up the Fraser River to Panamax tankers, enabling a massive expansion of fossil fuel exports Excerpts published with permission from Daniel Wood. See the full article in The Tyee. If today’s B.C. government has its way, work will start late this year on […]

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U.S. trophy hunters pass the hat for Christy Clark

03.20.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 | 

Safari Club International sends $60,000 to shore up BC Liberal election campaign If there’s one thing Donald Trump’s sons, Porsche-driving dentists and Texas oil barons love most, it’s straddling the lifeless body of an exotic endangered animal. Chilled by the prospect of losing that opportunity in British Columbia, U.S. trophy hunters are digging deep to […]

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Meet Mike Soron

03.18.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

An amazing addition to an amazing team. Welcome, Mike! “If you’re not doing lots of work with us already, man, you’re missing out.” www.DogwoodBC.ca/volunteer Video editing: Rayne Banu

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A “full frontal” assault on Kinder Morgan

03.17.17 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, No Tankers | 

The Raging Grannies take on the #KMchallenge with their signature flair “Wearing outlandish hats & warbling witty lyrics the Raging Grannies want to have fun while addressing important issues.” This is how the Victoria chapter describes themselves on their Facebook page. Nowhere does it say “Diving into frigid water in the buff to protest reckless pipeline […]

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Stronger than Hope

03.16.17 | No Tankers, Organizer Profiles | 

Why I waddled off Spanish Bank for the #KMchallenge I, like most millennials, spend far far too much time staring at my laptop. It is my portal for much of my entertainment, for planning and expanding my social life, as well as a key tool in earning my living. As a digital and remote organizer […]

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Dirty donation déjà vu

03.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 | 

The scandal rocking B.C. politics got its start way back in 2001 I love all kinds of movies, but my hands-down favourites are about underdogs. Any movie where the little guy takes on a big, bad villain and wins gets a double thumbs up from me. Most classic Westerns fit the bill: picture hapless frontier […]

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