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BC Needs a Big Money Corruption Inquiry, Fast

08.04.17 | Ban Big Money, Op-Ed |  Lisa Sammartino

Did major donors to BC Liberals reap favours harming the public interest? Time to find out. Originally printed in The Tyee. Christy Clark rounded out her final days in office with a parting gift — not to British Columbians but to a loyal BC Liberal donor, Taseko Mines. The company donated more than $130,000 to […]

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The story of #BanBigMoney

07.11.17 | Ban Big Money |  Lisa Sammartino

In February 2016 at a retreat on Gabriola Island, Dogwood staff, board members and organizers resolved to get Big Money out of B.C.’s provincial and municipal politics. Thanks to your support, all three parties have now pledged historic legislation to limit donations and ban corporate, union and out-of-province money from our elections. Here are some […]

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How much is too much?

06.29.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

What is the gold standard for Ban Big Money laws? Nobody can accuse Christy Clark and the BC Liberals of not trying. They opened their first, and only, week in Victoria by dangling two juicy carrots in front of the opposition parties — one bill to give the Green Party official party status and one […]

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Tax time just got more expensive

04.28.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Lisa Sammartino

Filing your taxes this month? Your money isn’t going where you think. What’s worse than big money going to B.C.’s politicians to influence decision making? How about money from ordinary taxpayers — you and I — going back to those big donors? As the fastest gun in the Wild West, Premier Clark has been holding […]

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

03.20.17 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - BC 2017 |  Kai Nagata

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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Christy Clark doesn’t want you to vote

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

And that’s exactly why, two months from the BC election, it’s time to get registered We’re two months out from a provincial election and nobody outside the B.C. political bubble would know it. Families and young people are busy struggling to make ends meet as the cost of living rises. Parents are taking their kids […]

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One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics

02.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics Dogwood encourages constituents to contact MLAs in support of reform VICTORIA — B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group today applauded the introduction of election reform bills from MLAs John Horgan and Vicki Huntington. “86 per cent of British […]

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BC Bans Big Money! Dogwood Victory Celebration in Surrey

11.29.17 |  |  Mike Soron

Last week, bills to ban corporate and union donations in British Columbia passed third and final reading in the Legislature. When Dogwood launched our Ban Big Money campaign in April 2016 lots of people told us it was hopeless. But by working together and holding parties and donors accountable, we organized to become a force […]

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