British Columbia

Tenants Union

We had such a packed and exciting General Meeting last night. With Tenant Power we can to end renovictions this week!

Vancouver Councillor Jean Swanson has put a motion forward to Protect Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buy-Outs.

Speakers on this motion will be heard at 6PM on Tuesday November 27th at City Hall. Read the rest of this email to find out what you need to know to support the motion to ban renovictions.

The Plan

Geoff Dembicki
‘I feel like I’ve jumped into the fire’: After 30 years as an activist outsider, Jean Swanson is now finding her way inside the halls of power in Vancouver. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

‘If you’ve got any wealth in Vancouver, you have to be fearful,’ says investor.

After Jean Swanson is done cleaning out the “dust and the mousetraps” from her new office in City Hall, she’s thinking of hanging two sheets of paper on the wall with words of guidance from her friend Kshama Sawant.

Kelvin Gawley

Two anti-pipeline activists accused of criminal contempt of court want a different judge

November 22, 2018

A pair of anti-pipeline protesters have asked a B.C. Supreme Court judge to recuse himself from ruling on their criminal contempt of court case due to a “reasonable apprehension of bias.”

Robyn Allan

Nov. 23, 2018

When it set out to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline, Kinder Morgan knew it faced serious marine transport safety hurdles. In February 2013, Kinder Morgan Canada president, Ian Anderson told the National Energy Board that, “One of the greatest challenges I believe in providing British Columbians with the confidence and trust will be confidence and trust that the tanker traffic industry itself can be operated safely through that port.” (paragraph 1176)

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver
Launch of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver

Here is the link to the new Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Facebook page.

Photo: Launch of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver

Eugene Kung
During the 2016 NEB Trans Mountain review, the public was shut out of regulatory hearings. Community members rallied outside the venue while the hearing room remained relatively empty. (Photo: Eugene Kung)
November 21, 2018

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and expecting different results…"

First Nations Leaders

TransCanada just failed first attempt to cross the Wedzin Kwa Bridge into Unist'ot'en Territory

Since 2010, the Unist’ot’en have maintained a frontline camp to protect their territory from eco-cidal pipelines. First Enbridge Northern Gateway and then Chevron Pacific Trails saw their projects fail. Now, TransCanada has decided to try their luck with Coastal GasLink.

Extinction Rebellion



Check out yesterday's launch in Vancouver here.




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