• 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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  • Need for significant Toronto Police reform
    There is clear evidence and research that we must organize public safety very differently, especially for our Black, Indigenous and other marginalized communities.To do this we need a strong catalyst to ensure this happens in a timely manner. The reduction of the police budget and reallocation to a range of community services led by mental health and other community leaders can be this catalyst. Any attempts to reform within the police budget and led by the police, as evidenced by the last five years in Toronto, will not produce tangible, timely and necessary results. Mayors in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis have committed to this. As reported in the Globe and Mail June 18 the Mayor states "there is unprecedented consensus on confronting anti-Black racism". However he and the Board Chair are proposing changes within the current budget and under the purview of the Toronto Police. We are asking the Mayor and Board Chair to approve Councillor Matlow's motion to reduce the budget by 10%, restructure the police and hand over a number of the current duties to the appropriate community services and leaders. This is a small amount in a $1.22 billion budget. Many organizations are facing the challenge of managing reduced budgets/revenues of greater amounts with the current COVID virus. Surely the Toronto Police can do the same. Recent events, research and statements by many leaders are well documented in the media and confirm that there is systemic racism in our police forces against our Black, Indigenous and other marginalized communities. It is also well documented that significant, not incremental change is required. Approximately 25%+ of my property taxes goes to the police budget and a very small amount to community services. No one has asked me, a tax paying resident, if that is where I would like a large portion of my taxes allocated. I have also had a personal experience with Toronto police practices in that my son-in-law, an African American university educated social worker helping youth at risk in downtown Toronto was carded twice for no apparent reason within his first 6-12 months of moving to Toronto. I was deeply ashamed of our city. Many citizens, community leaders and research agree change is required and much of that change to strengthen public safety for our Black, Indigenous and other communities must include the removal of many duties from police and given to a range of community services. To leave the change in the hands of the police will result in slow, incremental change, if any.
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  • RAISING CPP DISABILITY
    I believe that it is important to have enough to survive,having to go without some foods or clothes because you have so little money.
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  • Let's rename Coxwell Avenue
    Females and those who identify as females need to feel safe when they walk down the street. Not revictimized by the street name. The name of this street is highly rapacious and offensive and wrongly empowers men and for this reason we need to change it to something better.
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    Created by YAN JOANNE CHAN
  • Let's Rename Yonge Street
    The elderly built this country.
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    Created by YAN JOANNE CHAN
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    Created by Saman Tabasinejad
  • Stand up Against Anti-Asian Racism
    In mid-May, the VPD announced that they were investigating 29 Anti-Asian hate crimes since mid-March, an alarming spike. This does not even begin to touch on the increase in micro-aggressions experienced by targeted communities since Covid-19. According to Human Rights Watch, governments should take urgent steps to prevent racist and xenophobic violence and discrimination linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, people, more than ever, are turning to the government for leadership and information. We need our government to take a stand not just against Covid, but also against the rise in anti-Asian violence and discrimination.
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    Created by Amanda Cantelon
  • Don't reduce social assistance payments due to CERB
    Due to price gauging and other expenses in Canada during COVID19 some people myself included couldn't get enough food we asked local food banks for help no one showed up we had 2 days of food left and 2 weeks before we got paid again we had no choice like many many Canadians out there why should we be consequed for needing to feed our families and pay our bills just like everyone else. Anyways got a letter in the mail today stating that next month i may get 200 for the whole month and this is going to be the reality of the 1.something million people who have applied for the Cerb that didnt qualify that just wanted to feed their families or buy new clothes for their kids and since second hand stores are closed people on assistance are being forced to spend money that they would normally save by buying used so in closing please help people on assistance not lose their whole income for months
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    Created by Jocelynn McNeill
  • Reinstate Environmental Monitoring for Alberta Oil-sands
    The oilsands have not stopped. Regulations for them should not stop. The Indigenous community has much of its water supply being put at risk. The Alberta Energy Regulator has relieved Imperial Oil, Syncrude, Suncor and Canadian Natural Resources of the responsibility to meet environmental monitoring conditions in their operating licences. This is devastating for the environment and for the people of Northern Alberta, especially the Indigenous community. There was no effort to consult the First Nations community is anyway. This is unacceptable.
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    Created by Nadia Perna
  • Instagram stop deleting sex positive accounts
    Instagram is deleting sex positive pages. There are also multiple reports of instagram automatically making people unfollow accounts that are “controversial” and teach body and sex positivity. They do this without either users consent or knowledge. Instagram is infringing on freedom of speech of the users to post things that are within guidelines. It is targeting accounts run by women that focus on sex positivity and education. Instagram is making users unfollow these accounts without their consent or knowledge.
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    Created by Brooke Martin