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Podcast for September 2017: B.C. Throne Speech, third time’s a charm

09.05.17 | Podcast | 

After a roller coaster of a year in politics, this week British Columbians are preparing for our third throne speech of the year. What does the new government have in store for Dogwood’s campaigns? Guest host Christina Smethurst finds out what’s going on with Ban Big Money, stopping U.S. thermal coal exports and the fight […]

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Calling Kinder Morgan’s bluff

08.31.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

The Texas pipeline giant still doesn’t have authorization for their pipeline and tanker project — from any level of government As Labour Day rolls around, young people across B.C. prepare for back-to-school season. But for students at Simon Fraser University, their journeys up Burnaby Mountain will be darkened by a new threat this September: Kinder […]

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The Search for Trans Mountain’s 15,000 Construction Jobs

08.28.17 | No Tankers | 

Economist Robyn Allan debunks Kinder Morgan’s “outrageous” jobs claims When Prime Minister Trudeau announced approval of the Trans Mountain project he said the expansion “will create 15,000 new, middle class jobs – the majority of them in the trades.”1 Natural Resources Minister, Jim Carr, repeatedly points to this figure to justify Ottawa’s approval. He says, […]

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Why we continue to organize

08.24.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

Four Dogwood organizers reflect on victories and next steps Arielle H., provincial organizer For years I’ve listened to friends, acquaintances and colleagues say “I can feel it: we’re on the verge of a major shift.” They were talking about a paradigm shift to a more just and sustainable society. At first I agreed with them […]

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B.C.’s ‘Wild West’: Where loyalty comes to die

08.22.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary | 

Corporate donors cover all political bases when it comes to getting what they want Political campaigns approach elections believing that 20 per cent of voters will not change their mind about which party they are going to support. But the rest — the 80 per cent of people who will spend time listening to the […]

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Storm’s coming

08.18.17 | Commentary, Organizing | 

Climate chaos, civil strife: a guide to surviving the years ahead Disclaimer: this post contains profanity and themes that may be upsetting to some readers.   I’ve spent the last couple weeks at my family’s fixer-upper farmstead in northern B.C. In retrospect, it was probably the wrong time and place to re-read Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic […]

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#StandUpForBC

08.10.17 | Actions, General, No Tankers, Organizing | 

On August 1, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke to Global News about the Kinder Morgan pipeline, saying: “I think British Columbia’s responsibility is to stand up for the interest of British Columbia.” So we did. This past long weekend, on B.C. Day, British Columbians took to social media, telling the Prime Minister loud and clear what […]

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The Top Ten Kinder Morgan Myths — BUSTED!

07.31.17 | No Tankers, Podcast | 

Expert analysts break down the oil lobby’s most persistent misinformation campaigns For a special episode of the Dogwood Podcast, Sophie Harrison tackles ten myths about Kinder Morgan’s expansion proposal, with the help of expert guests. We chatted with Robyn Allan (economist and former ICBC CEO), Marc Lee (senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy […]

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