British Columbia

16/04/17
Author: 
Gene McGuckin

As eco-catastrophe rushes closer, BC’s May 9 election will result—whoever wins—in provincial climate policies that are eco-suicidally inadequate. Patience until the next election—federal or provincial—will not be a survival trait.

Survival partisans must enumerate policy goals that genuinely address the climate emergency and continue pushing for them after May 9.

14/04/17
Author: 
Robert McCullough and Gwen Johansson

BC Hydro’s Site C project has operated on the principle that it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Deadlines have been short and scheduling seemingly driven more by the premier’s vow to get Site C past the point of no return than by ratepayer concerns or the need for power, which Hydro’s figures show is not needed until well past 2024, when the project is scheduled to be online.

13/04/17
Author: 
Justine Hunter
Liberal Leader Christy Clark toasts after serving tea to supporters during a campaign stop at a Korean restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on Wednesday April 12, 2017. A provincial election will be held on May 9. (DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark visited Burnaby’s election battlegrounds on Wednesday to talk about clean-energy jobs, but sidestepped the contentious Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion debate that is expected to influence voters who live in the shadow of the company’s marine terminal.

09/04/17
Author: 
Michael Lebowitz

In the context of the coming BC election and the climate plans advanced by the NDP and Greens (and the climate record of the Liberal government), the Vancouver Ecosocialists offer the following provisional points for discussion.

06/04/17
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

Investigation Report exposes failures in Canada’s emergency response measures and a failure to disclose information re: Nathan E. Stewart Oil Spill

 

06/04/17
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

From: Jaime Sanchez
Sent: April-06-17 2:34 PM
Subject: Musqueam Press Release: Musqueam isn’t celebrating with BC regarding George Massey Tunnel Removal and Bridge Project
Importance: High

 

 

06/04/17
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

April 06, 2017

Right Honourable Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

80 Wellington Street

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Via email: pm@pm.gc.ca; Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca

Via facsimile: (613) 641-6900

 

Honourable Catherine McKenna

06/04/17
Author: 
On the Coast Staff CBC

Listen to Carol Day, Richmond City Councillor, talking about the proposed new bridge here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/915009603610 at  the 01:40:30 point on the audio of April 5, 2017

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