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Chaos is a ladder

05.12.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 | 

Hung parliament gives B.C. citizens huge power, if we play our cards right Political watchers wringing their hands over B.C.’s uncertain election outcome would do well to heed Lord Petyr Baelish on HBO’s Game of Thrones: “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” Under a minority government, a coalition or even a razor-thin majority, […]

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It’s a new day in B.C.

05.11.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

Dogwood’s Courtenay-Comox organizer reflects on the election and the work ahead I can’t explain why, but over the past couple of weeks I had this feeling in the pit of my stomach that this election was going to come down to the place where I have spent most of my time organizing with Dogwood — […]

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Even the media donates to Christy Clark

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

No wonder people have a hard time trusting news, polls It’s no secret: Canada’s biggest newspaper chain is pushing hard for another Christy Clark majority government. Postmedia, which owns the Vancouver Sun and The Province, donated $10,000 to re-elect the BC Liberals. Both Vancouver papers have officially endorsed Christy Clark (neither editorial mentioned the RCMP […]

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The final piece of the puzzle

05.08.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, General | 

  That corporate cash lining party coffers? It’s our money. Mother’s Day is coming up. When I was a little kid, if I wanted to get my mom a present I had to pay for it out of my allowance. Who gave me my allowance? My mother. It’s become clear over the last few days […]

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Democracy, it’s your call

05.05.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizing, Strategy | 

“Hello?” “Hi! This is Lisa calling from Dogwood. We are phoning our supporters today to see if they plan to vote. Are you going to vote next Tuesday?” “This is Dogwood?” “Yes…” “Great! I never answer unknown numbers, but I’m so glad I did this time. I’m going to put you in my contacts so […]

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Christy Clark can taste victory, again

05.04.17 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Elections | 

Clark’s anti-Trump campaign may seem ludicrous, but it’s working Christy Clark’s campaign is funded by the Trump Tower developers and Trump-friendly U.S. corporations. Her campaign pollster worked for the Republicans. And she has support from at least one pro-Trump Super PAC. But in the dying days of the election, Clark is campaigning against Donald Trump – […]

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Christy Clark’s convenient climate conversion

05.03.17 | Beyond Coal, Election - BC 2017 | 

Liberal leader promises bold action on carbon pricing. Will she follow through? Christy Clark ratchets up her last-minute war on thermal coal, vowing to impose a carbon price at the B.C. border so punitive that shipments from the U.S. and prairie provinces would dry up overnight. In a news release May 2, the BC Liberal […]

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Podcast for the B.C. Election

04.30.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, General, Podcast, Strategy | 

In this election edition of the Dogwood podcast, Kai Nagata debriefs Christy Clark’s great flip-flop on U.S. thermal coal with Arie Ross. Lisa Sammartino breaks down last week’s leaders’ debate and discusses the role of political donations in the campaign. And Dogwood’s “resident youth voter motivation expert” Sophie Harrison talks about what Dogwood is doing […]

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