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Spill response boat sinks as Prime Minister appears to backtrack on tanker ban promise

10.19.16 | Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 SPILL RESPONSE BOAT SINKS AS PRIME MINISTER APPEARS TO BACKTRACK ON TANKER BAN PROMISE With ongoing response to a diesel spill near Bella Bella in disarray, Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments prompt deep concern VICTORIA, B.C. – Coastal residents are gobsmacked to learn that a boat working to retrieve diesel […]

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British Columbians Knock the Block this October

10.07.16 | Media |  Lisa Sammartino

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker […]

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B.C. Greens demonstrate leadership by banning corporate and union donations

09.28.16 | Media |  Sophie Harrison

Decision increases pressure on BC Liberals and BC NDP to follow suit VICTORIA, B.C. — Dogwood is applauding today’s announcement by leader of the Green Party of British Columbia, Andrew Weaver, to abolish corporate and union donations for their party. With no legislation for political donations in B.C., the BC Green party is the first […]

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New report raises concerns about Kinder Morgan proposal

09.22.16 | Media |  Sophie Harrison

Oil Change International report argues fossil fuel expansion is inconsistent with international climate change goals BURNABY, B.C. — British Columbian citizens’ group Dogwood welcomed today’s Oil Change International report, which raises concerns about the climate change impacts of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker proposal. Dogwood has been pushing against the expansion of […]

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B.C. Climate plan a sop to Liberal donors

08.19.16 | Media |  Christina Smethurst

BC Liberals ignore own climate team recommendations in favour of propping up big donors: forestry & oil industries 19/08/2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Victoria, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark’s new climate plan will fail to make B.C. a climate leader, instead catering to the interests of big money BC Liberal donors while B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to […]

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Tanker decision too important to leave to politicians

05.19.16 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Teams of Dogwood canvassers will hit the streets Saturday morning, gathering signatures in support of an eventual province-wide vote on oil tanker projects. The renewed organizing effort by the B.C. citizen group comes after today’s conditional approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by the National Energy Board. “This issue is too […]

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Preparations for oil tanker referendum continue

05.17.16 | Media |  Dogwood

BURNABY – Organizers with B.C. citizen group Dogwood Initiative are continuing with preparations for an eventual referendum on oil tankers despite the appointment of a new advisory panel to study Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion proposal. “We welcome the government’s decision to hear from residents along the pipeline and oil tanker route, and we encourage […]

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Poll: British Columbians Ready to Take Big Money Out of Politics

04.25.16 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Voters in British Columbia believe corporations have outsized influence in determining government policy, thanks in part to unlimited political donations, a new poll by Insights West has found. The online survey of a representative province-wide sample was sponsored by Dogwood Initiative, a B.C. citizen group calling on the province to “Ban Big Money” […]

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