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Flexing Grassroots Muscle

09.29.16 | General | 

Over the summer, our movement grew bigger, got stronger and flexed its grassroots muscle. Thanks to volunteer teams and Dogwood’s three summer students, more than 7,000 people signed petitions in their communities. Whether signing on to Let BC Vote on pipeline and tanker projects, Ban Big Money in politics or Defend our Farmland from fossil […]

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

09.28.16 | Media | 

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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A Royal spotlight on Canada’s relationship with First Nations

09.26.16 | General | 

Amidst a resurgence of First Nations assertion of rights and title, can Will and Kate’s visit to unceded territory refocus Canadians’ attention on our broken relationships with First Nations? I was out of my comfort zone on the Fort Rupert Indian Reservation. The year was 1994. I was 24 years old and tagging along with […]

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Justin Trudeau needs to put down his shovel

09.22.16 | General, news | 

It is common sense that if you find yourself in a hole, the first step is to stop digging It is also common sense that in a world destabilized by extreme weather, rising sea levels and flows of climate refugees, allowing major new fossil fuel infrastructure to be built is a very bad idea. For […]

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New report raises concerns about Kinder Morgan proposal

09.22.16 | Media | 

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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Hermione Granger & the battles ahead

09.21.16 | General | 

Welcome to Dogwood, Sophie!  I first picked up a Dogwood clipboard at age 17, eager to stop the onslaught of tar sands pipeline and tanker expansion through British Columbia. As a young person in Vancouver concerned about climate change, these projects were the most direct manifestation where I lived of the Canadian government’s willingness to […]

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Spill response — what’s to celebrate?

09.09.16 | General | 

Honouring 40 years of spill response won’t make bitumen float.  Ahhh…  Summertime on the North Shore. If you’re a North Van local like I am, there’s no better way to spend a Friday night than to head to the Shipyards Night Market. Couples and families stroll the waterfront, revelling in the shimmer of the evening sun […]

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Why is Kim Baird on the cover of Alberta Oil magazine?

09.06.16 | General, news | 

Back in June, shortly before the Harper-appointed National Energy Board gave a thumbs-up to Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker proposal, the Liberals announced the creation of a new review panel tasked with “restoring public trust in Canada’s environmental and regulatory processes.” Barely two months later, the panel has failed spectacularly. Not only has the slapdash process […]

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