• Power Vote BC: North Coast
    BC is at a crossroads. In less than three weeks, British Columbians will vote to set the province’s direction for the next 4 years. Oil industry lobbyists know what’s at stake in this election, and they are spending big money to undermine BC’s growing opposition to tankers, pipelines and dirty energy exports. Elections are the time when people have the most power, but only if we make our voices heard. We can stand up to oil industry lobbyists and create a clear mandate for a clean energy economy by working together to build a powerful voting block that’s committed to lasting change. Sign the Power Vote BC pledge to tell your candidates: I pledge to vote on May 14th for a clean energy economy that’s fair for all British Columbians. Together, we can create good jobs, safeguard our land, water and climate, and support healthy communities. How this campaign works 1. Pledge to vote for a clean energy economy along with thousands of British Columbians. 2. Challenge the parties to deliver strong platforms on these issues. We’ll send you a report of their positions so you can make an informed choice. 3. Vote to elect candidates who will begin the shift to a clean energy economy that’s fair for all British Columbians. We can make a huge difference, but only if enough of us sign the Power Vote BC pledge, spread the word and vote on May 14. After the election, we’ll keep working together to hold government accountable and support real solutions. Background Our federal government and the oil and gas industry have made their agenda clear: they want to use our province as an energy export corridor to move tar sands bitumen and fracked gas through our province to overseas markets. This irresponsible path is threatening the quality of our air, land, and water, while creating few permanent jobs and destabilizing our climate.[1] More and more British Columbians are saying that this is a step backwards that will leave our environment vulnerable to tanker spills and ground water contamination, while betting our economy on volatile global energy prices.[2] So, what’s a clean energy economy that’s fair to all British Columbians? We’re asking the parties to deliver strong platforms to build clean energy economies that will meet the following six goals. We’ll report their positions to you so you can make an informed decision. Six goals for building a clean energy economy that’s fair to all British Columbians: 1. Meet or exceed BC’s legislated targets to cut global warming pollution. 2. Create good jobs that will ensure lasting prosperity. 3. Respect Aboriginal rights and title. 4. Protect BC’s land, air and water while supporting healthy communities. 5. Include British Columbians in decisions that affect their communities. 6. Ensure a just transition that does not place unfair burdens on British Columbians. [1] BC’s Legislated Greenhouse Gas Targets vs. Natural Gas Development (CCPA, pdf) http://www.policyalternatives.ca/natural-gas-ghgs [2] The Making of a Natural Gas Glut (The Tyee) http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/02/20/Natural-Gas-Gluts Authorized by Leadnow, registered sponsor under the Election Act. 134 Abbott Street, Suite 601. Vancouver, BC V6B 2K4
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  • Power Vote BC: West Vancouver-Sea to Sky
    BC is at a crossroads. In less than three weeks, British Columbians will vote to set the province’s direction for the next 4 years. Oil industry lobbyists know what’s at stake in this election, and they are spending big money to undermine BC’s growing opposition to tankers, pipelines and dirty energy exports. Elections are the time when people have the most power, but only if we make our voices heard. We can stand up to oil industry lobbyists and create a clear mandate for a clean energy economy by working together to build a powerful voting block that’s committed to lasting change. Sign the Power Vote BC pledge to tell your candidates: I pledge to vote on May 14th for a clean energy economy that’s fair for all British Columbians. Together, we can create good jobs, safeguard our land, water and climate, and support healthy communities. How this campaign works 1. Pledge to vote for a clean energy economy along with thousands of British Columbians. 2. Challenge the parties to deliver strong platforms on these issues. We’ll send you a report of their positions so you can make an informed choice. 3. Vote to elect candidates who will begin the shift to a clean energy economy that’s fair for all British Columbians. We can make a huge difference, but only if enough of us sign the Power Vote BC pledge, spread the word and vote on May 14. After the election, we’ll keep working together to hold government accountable and support real solutions. Background Our federal government and the oil and gas industry have made their agenda clear: they want to use our province as an energy export corridor to move tar sands bitumen and fracked gas through our province to overseas markets. This irresponsible path is threatening the quality of our air, land, and water, while creating few permanent jobs and destabilizing our climate.[1] More and more British Columbians are saying that this is a step backwards that will leave our environment vulnerable to tanker spills and ground water contamination, while betting our economy on volatile global energy prices.[2] So, what’s a clean energy economy that’s fair to all British Columbians? We’re asking the parties to deliver strong platforms to build clean energy economies that will meet the following six goals. We’ll report their positions to you so you can make an informed decision. Six goals for building a clean energy economy that’s fair to all British Columbians: 1. Meet or exceed BC’s legislated targets to cut global warming pollution. 2. Create good jobs that will ensure lasting prosperity. 3. Respect Aboriginal rights and title. 4. Protect BC’s land, air and water while supporting healthy communities. 5. Include British Columbians in decisions that affect their communities. 6. Ensure a just transition that does not place unfair burdens on British Columbians. [1] BC’s Legislated Greenhouse Gas Targets vs. Natural Gas Development (CCPA, pdf) http://www.policyalternatives.ca/natural-gas-ghgs [2] The Making of a Natural Gas Glut (The Tyee) http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/02/20/Natural-Gas-Gluts
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  • Power Vote BC: West Vancouver-Sea to Sky
    BC is at a crossroads. In less than three weeks, British Columbians will vote to set the province’s direction for the next 4 years. Oil industry lobbyists know what’s at stake in this election, and they are spending big money to undermine BC’s growing opposition to tankers, pipelines and dirty energy exports. Elections are the time when people have the most power, but only if we make our voices heard. We can stand up to oil industry lobbyists and create a clear mandate for a clean energy economy by working together to build a powerful voting block that’s committed to lasting change. Sign the Power Vote BC pledge to tell your candidates: I pledge to vote on May 14th for a clean energy economy that’s fair for all British Columbians. Together, we can create good jobs, safeguard our land, water and climate, and support healthy communities. How this campaign works 1. Pledge to vote for a clean energy economy along with thousands of British Columbians. 2. Challenge the parties to deliver strong platforms on these issues. We’ll send you a report of their positions so you can make an informed choice. 3. Vote to elect candidates who will begin the shift to a clean energy economy that’s fair for all British Columbians. We can make a huge difference, but only if enough of us sign the Power Vote BC pledge, spread the word and vote on May 14. After the election, we’ll keep working together to hold government accountable and support real solutions. Background Our federal government and the oil and gas industry have made their agenda clear: they want to use our province as an energy export corridor to move tar sands bitumen and fracked gas through our province to overseas markets. This irresponsible path is threatening the quality of our air, land, and water, while creating few permanent jobs and destabilizing our climate.[1] More and more British Columbians are saying that this is a step backwards that will leave our environment vulnerable to tanker spills and ground water contamination, while betting our economy on volatile global energy prices.[2] So, what’s a clean energy economy that’s fair to all British Columbians? We’re asking the parties to deliver strong platforms to build clean energy economies that will meet the following six goals. We’ll report their positions to you so you can make an informed decision. Six goals for building a clean energy economy that’s fair to all British Columbians: 1. Meet or exceed BC’s legislated targets to cut global warming pollution. 2. Create good jobs that will ensure lasting prosperity. 3. Respect Aboriginal rights and title. 4. Protect BC’s land, air and water while supporting healthy communities. 5. Include British Columbians in decisions that affect their communities. 6. Ensure a just transition that does not place unfair burdens on British Columbians. [1] BC’s Legislated Greenhouse Gas Targets vs. Natural Gas Development (CCPA, pdf) http://www.policyalternatives.ca/natural-gas-ghgs [2] The Making of a Natural Gas Glut (The Tyee) http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/02/20/Natural-Gas-Gluts
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  • Develop a youth political party for next election
    Quite simply, the issues faced that are at a crisis point have been overlooked and ignored by the mainstream, corporate juggernaut; need the people without cynicism and broken,disillusioned hope that what we say is what we'll do...they are ready; look around the world, Quebec, Friday protests, use of social media...it needs to happen now
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  • Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump
    Ontario Power Generation plans to bury and abandon radioactive nuclear waste approximately 400 metres below the bottom level of Lake Huron. The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater source in the world providing fresh drinking water for 40 million people. There are 3 deep geological repositories on the entire planet and all have leaked - a 100% failure rate. Would you bury poison beside your well?
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    Created by Gregg Mason
  • Green New Deal In Burlington
    So we can have life on planet earth
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    Created by Dan Carter
  • Stop Killing Rare and Endangered Species on MK Delta Lands in Delta.
    Our disappearing peatlands (less than 3% of the earth is covered with them) and Burns Bog is part of that 3%. Like other peatlands it is home to many rare and endangered species. These include red and blue-listed butterflies, dragonflies, Sandhill cranes, Trowbridge's Shrew, Barn Owls and Green herons. When they are gone they are gone forever. The Federal Government used S.A.R.A. to save the Chorus frog in Quebec. The Federal government needs to do the same for the plants, insects, birds and animals on MK Delta's and Pineland Peat's land in Delta, BC
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    Created by Eliza Olson
  • Please Stop The Closing Of Pain Care Clinics in Ontario !!!!
    Just from my own experience I felt like I was going to die from my brain being so used to taking 2 pills every 4 hours along with 1 diazepam every 6 hours for panic attacks and sleeping medication at night so the pain would not wake me up every four hours from the back pain that I suffer from.Then he had his prescribing privilege taken away and I was forced by Him to quit taking all my pain and nerve medications cold turkey and I speak from experience Your brain does get used to taking these medications and if and when your suddenly forced to stop taking these prescriptions all of a sudden people will get deathly sick some having strokes and heart attacks through no fault of their own but from the Ford Conservative Provincial Party closing or limiting the amount of times that Pain Patients can access this Strictly Monitored Pain Care Clinic in St.Catharines ,Ontario. So if these Pain Care Clinics. are closed there will be some patients forced to buy these drugs or stronger ones (morphine) ( heroine) (fenthenayl) on the Street which will lead to many more people overdosing on illegal street drugs and not from their own fault but from the closing of the Pain Care Clinics where the Physicians closely monitor Their Patients all the time .This will ultimately cost the Ford Government more money to treat the overdoses that do not perish. So for the treatment of Patients Pain these clinic have become a last resort for the safe treatment of their Pain. I know it has been for me!!!
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    Created by Don Smith
  • Keep Tillicum Annex!
    Tillicum is a unique designated inner city school; part of a support network families depend on. Closure would disproportionately impact families in need. NEED: The school population reflects our diverse surrounding community with approximately 34% English Language Learners, 23% Special Needs Students and 21% Indigenous Students. Many families do not have cars and travelling up to 5km more to school each day would be a real challenge. FN students receive culturally appropriate support in a welcoming environment where they are well-represented. Tillicum offers Reading Recovery – Early Literacy (Reading) Intervention and we are a model of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) with Mind Up and Jump Start, and Ready Bodies Learning Minds (K/1). A higher % of families than usual are involved with Social Services - our Youth and Family Worker has years-long relationships with these children and families. The school's size allows the worker to work with all classes weekly to teach self-regulation and inclusion skills. SHARED USE: A well-attended Strong Start program in a Tillicum classroom prepares local children for school and supports parents in parenting and service referrals. Tillicum shares a city block with Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, a lifeline for many vulnerable families for whom cost and convenience are major factors: A large percentage of children at Tillicum are food-insecure or "at risk”. Kiwassa services include: free student/family breakfasts school days, low cost after-school and school break child care, drop-in Family Place, food banks and food programs, immigrant and translation services, and supportive housing. Kiwassa programs use the Tillicum gym for after-school programs regularly. DEMAND: In June 2018 though enough students had registered to have 2 kindergarten classes (20% expansion) VSB denied a 2nd class and these students were shifted to other farther schools.
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    Created by Carly Haddon
  • Support the Carbon Tax
    Scientist and economist all agree that Climate change is real and costing all of us. Our future generation will have to live with the legacy of our inaction. We need to do our best to protect the earth for our kids.
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    Created by Jason Hart
  • Free access to Public Transportation
    This would allow people to better their own lives. The poor and students and seniors - low income or not - would be able to go to libraries and YMCA programmes, and wherever else there are programs and food banks .. to be able to travel to the edge of our Great Lakes to walk or picnic or just think about life .. to go to free concerts, and just generally be exposed to the wonders of our beautiful province. It would lift their spirits and raise their hopes and dreams. The increased use of public transportation would help reduce traffic issues and lower green house gasses. Obviously this is important. This would have all sorts of positive social aspects as well. More people using public transportation means safer friendlier communities. I see this as enabling people to improve their own lives. When students can get to school without the stress of high expense they will do better. When seniors can get to places freely they will go and enjoy their lives. When the poor can access all that our province has to offer, they will improve their ow lives. Joyfully.
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    Created by Catherine Sutcliffe
  • Stop the Industrial Wind Turbines in North Stormont Ontario
    The Township of North Stormont, except for greedy land owners, has said no. Wynne’s government drove it through anyway. We must protect our water and our wildlife.
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    Created by Kim Riddell