Standoff on Burnaby Mountain reveals a loss of confidence in Ottawa’s pipeline approval process. Time for the province to step in.
Some supporters wrote to say they felt their privacy invaded by a pre-election e-mail. An apology from the campaign director.
Marc Eliesen, former Hydro CEO and 40-year veteran of Canada’s energy sector, has withdrawn as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan review. Read his scathing letter to the NEB here.
Candidates engage with voters in Esquimalt to talk about the real issues at hand in this coming election.
Our provincial leaders have made a habit of throwing their hands up in the air and falsely proclaiming coal exports are entirely out of their jurisdiction. It’s pretty sad that we have to push for leadership from our premier and ministers – but if we must, then we will.
We put out a call asking Dogwood supporters to help flood the Q&A with the kinds of questions the Texas-based oil company would have a hard time answering. 350 users submitted a whopping 431 Tweets. Can you guess which topic had the most impact?
But why our teams are active in key municipal elections.
Pipelines are federal business, goes the argument – especially if they go through your backyard. Try explaining that at a town hall meeting.
In a time when jurisdiction is a contentiously debated topic in B.C., the community of Sooke is taking a stand on their right to choose what happens to the land and water in their own backyard (literally).
Earlier this month regional organizer Cheryl Cameron joined organizing director Celine Trojand for the Dawson Creek-Fort St. John leg of her organizer training tour. So what are the chances of success for the Let BC Vote campaign in Northern B.C.? Cheryl's blog offers some insight.
Port Metro Vancouver may have approved the new coal export terminal, but they've yet to face the final showdown: obtaining an air emissions permit from the Metro Vancouver regional government. This is our golden opportunity.
Celine Trojand's never seen anything like this before. Entire neighbourhoods and communities are just waiting to have a conversation. The truth is that British Columbians care deeply about the outcome of the Northern Gateway project and their democracy. They’ve just never been asked to join in before.
The central question for British Columbians, as it was for Albertans in the 1980s and ’90s, is this: who gets to decide what’s in our best interest — Ottawa or the people who live here?
Oregonians are celebrating a huge victory today. Coal company Ambre Energy, not so much.
A big U.S coal company just decided it’s going to ship several million more tonnes of thermal coal from Wyoming through B.C. starting next year. It’s not a proposal, they’re just going to do it.
We've heard political operatives have a sneaky plan to undo all of the hard work by local governments when it comes to fighting oil tanker expansion. Is that what's happening in the Comox Valley?
For me, the core of this issue is simple: leaders must be accountable to their people, regardless of the scale of leadership. If leaders forget who they represent, then the people need to organize.
If everyone including port leaders agree the market for thermal coal exports to Asia is dying, if coal transshipment is at best a questionable short-term business opportunity, and if our waterfront could end up stuck with useless coal infrastructure – why on earth would we consider this project?
Dogwood staffers Kai Nagata, Celine Trojand and Will Horter explain where the Let BC Vote campaign is headed next.
More than 15 representatives from various faith traditions have come together in grassroots fashion to organize this Saturday's Tar Sands Healing Walk, an exercise in ritual, prayer and reflection.