#Get2Yes Victories

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The Site C Dam

We got the Site C clean energy project approved by an NDP government that openly campaign against it. Using the power of the #Get2Yes platform and social media, we convinced the NDP government of the importance of Site C’s clean energy and the thousands of construction jobs there. ICBA launched a “pink slip” campaign to convince Premier Horgan to finish the Site C project and raise public awareness about the importance of Site C for B.C.’s clean energy future. When the NDP and Greens signed their governing agreement promising a BCUC review, ICBA: Held multiple media events with 2,500 specially-made pink slips...

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Stopping Vancouver's Natural Gas Ban

When Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson hatched a plan to ban natural gas within Vancouver city limits by 2050, we went to work. By using regulation and legislation to ban natural gas, Robertson not only risked increasing heating costs for both renters and homeowners, but also, put good jobs across B.C. at risk.  Using social media, videos, and the mainstream media, ICBA and our allies pushed back against the ban. In late 2017, Robertson unequivocally surrendered, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with FortisBC protecting natural gas in the city, and even promising to convert vehicles to the fuel.

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We #Got2Yes on Desjardins funding oil and gas projects

Thanks to pressure from ICBA and more than a thousand letters from #Get2Yes supporters, Desjardins, Canada’s largest credit union federation, announced it will continue to fund pipeline and other energy projects. In 2017, Desjardins had caved into pressure from environmental activists and announced it would stop funding pipeline projects. ICBA was Canada’s first and loudest voice opposing Desjardins’ original decision. ICBA president Chris Gardner penned two nationally-published op-eds, and ICBA supporters used its #Get2Yes web platform to send nearly a thousand e-mails to Desjardins CEO Guy Cormier asking him to reconsider. ICBA also used social media, including Facebook videos and...

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LNG Canada

No group did more to advocate for a Liquefied Natural Gas industry in B.C. than ICBA and its #Get2Yes platform. Through countless op-eds, meetings, presentations, and tens of thousands of #Get2Yes emails at just the right moments, we made the case for LNG. In 2018, the owners of LNG Canada announced that they would invest $40 billion into B.C. to build a plant near Kitimat, creating thousands and thousands of jobs. We are proud of the work we did to make the case for LNG, and our role in convincing the NDP Government to abandon its longstanding hostility toward the...