• Pourquoi le confinement à partir de 70 ans au Québec?
    Retraité de 72 ans et citoyen actif, j'avais réintégré le marché du travail à temps partiel. Depuis la décision de Monsieur Legault, je me sens exclu de la société. Êtes-vous plusieurs à penser comme moi? Notre pays n'a-t-il pas besoin de personnes de 70 ans expérimentées et de bonne volonté ? Le plus nous aurons de signatures, plus la demande adressée à Monsieur Legault de modifier l'âge à 75 ans aura de poids.
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  • Please provide financial relief for Canadian university students during the Covid-19 pandemic
    The financial needs of Canadian university students are unaddressed by the Federal Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Both current students and recent graduates are unable to work in an economy that has been almost completely suspended. This will result in an accumulation of cost-of-living debt: some will be forced to take on large debt-loads via credit card, while others will go yet further into their student loans. This is unacceptable. This pandemic is out of the control of Canadian students, who are in a uniquely precarious situation. Though the government has taken a first step in temporarily deferring interest and loan payments, this action only assists a fraction of Canadian students, and neither does it address the fact that all will incur debt that they would otherwise have been able to mitigate in some way. Most Canadian students do not currently qualify for CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit). This vulnerability should be addressed, especially since the economic repercussions of this pandemic will persist with unknown and potentially devastating consequences.
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  • Fare-Free Public Transit for Safety and Economic Relief
    Fare-free transit is critical to providing a safe work environment for bus drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic: it allows back door boarding to allow physical distancing between drivers and passengers. As the economic recovery occurs post-pandemic, maintaining fare-free transit will allow all community members to access transportation as people get back on their feet.
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  • Canadian banks -reduce credit card interest rates to 2% during COVID 19
    Canadian banks earn billions of dollars every year from citizens across this country. People are struggling to pay any bills and some face economic ruin in these unprecedented times. If individuals and businesses could pay less down on their credit cards, they could stave off debt until the pandemic is over which could be a while. Even at 10%, people can't pay and will face more staggering debt in the future. This is simply wrong.
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  • Pandemic Response: Re-instate the Bank of Canada's constitutional role
    At this time of needed huge fiscal stimulus, why would our federal government, rather than creating the money interest free, cover the deficit by borrowing money from Banks and wealthy purchasers of other debt instruments? There is no need to create this debt burden, further feed the record wealth gap and barriers to eventual recovery, along with all the other upheavals taking place. Where we are left is well explained in : https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/the-bank-of-canada-should-be-reinstated-to-its-original-mandated-purposes
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  • Allow Internationally Trained Doctors (IMG) to Serve in BC!
    Currently the government is calling for retired physicians and nurses to re-register to deal with COVID-19 pandemic, and their services are so appreciated; however, we are neglecting the fact that we also have a sizeable number of Internationally-trained health professionals who have come to Canada from various avenues, from skilled migrants to refugees, who have the skills to help in this crisis, but currently cannot practice because it is exceedingly difficult to have their credentials recognized. It makes little sense in this time of crisis that there are members of our community who may need medical assistance at the same time as having members of our communities who could help but are currently not allowed to practice. It is worth mentioning that one of the main reasons for the occurrence of medical errors is a high workload of physicians. Therefore, recruitment of IMGs can improve the quality of care from different aspects, make medical services accessible to all Canadians, and prevent much harm to IMGs and their families. The current bylaw amendments proposed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (read more here: https://globalnews.ca/news/6774818/bc-associate-physician-foreign-trained-doctors-coronavirus/) is a step in the right direction, and we applaud the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the Ministry of Health for taking action. However, we believe more needs to be done to strengthen this amendment to help British Columbians, and the IMGs during this time and for the future. Now is the time to let a group of highly skilled New Canadians be part of the solution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As Dr John Blatherwick, former Medical Health Officer of Vancouver Coastal Health said: “Now is the time for us to consider foreign-trained graduates that we have in our community. We have an army of physicians, who can help bravely… This is a good time to sit down and say, Okay! We haven’t tackled this problem. We wasted all those people’s talents, and now we could use them.”
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  • Tell PM Trudeau: Close the gaps in COVID-19 Emergency Benefits so no one is left behind
    Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are in dire need of support during this crisis, but they are excluded from accessing the support of CERB. Many students do not qualify. If students made less than $5K in 2019, they don’t qualify — even if they didn’t have time to earn an income on top of full-time studies. Graduating students that are entering the job market do not qualify even though they have no income and are likely carrying heavy debt loads. People collecting disability benefits could be left behind. If you’ve lost a job or other income source to COVID-19, but you also receive some form of support — like disability pay — you don’t qualify. Many part-time workers are not eligible. Part-time workers who have had their hours cut back, but still have some income,do not qualify. If someone has two jobs and loses one of them, they cannot access CERB. Even if their income is reduced to almost nothing, they won’t be able to access the CERB. These exclusions are real people who — without support from CERB — won’t be able to pay their bills or feed their kids. In a crisis of this magnitude, we need to make sure everyone has their basic needs met. . But the CERB program as it currently stands excludes millions. We still have a chance to make it better — a chance to ensure no one is left behind. Will you add your name?
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  • Hazard Pay for all underpaid Essential Workers in Canada
    Many people are making $11.30- $27 an hour to risk their safety, and/or endanger their vulnerable housemates. This is grotesquely unacceptable. Personal care workers across Canada make $11-15 an hour work in close contact with vulnerable and sick people all day. As an RPN/LPN in Ontario, I can make $22 an hour being a nurse in my town. Is that enough to put me and my elderly parents that I live with the highest risk situation our country has seen in years? Meanwhile white collar workers are relying on us all to provide them with food, groceries, clean long-term care homes, and healthcare, while they get to remain in the safety of their nice condos and houses that they own. COVID-19 has made many more poor people risk their safety than wealthier ones, and in a rich and developed nation, that is shameful. Please sign this and share widely, - a fellow concerned citizen
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  • Jason Kenny's Alberta relief funding or lack of
    This fund was promised in mid March to help Albertans affected by Covid-19 as an advance fund to the one put forward by the Federal Government that won't be accessible until April. To date, the Alberta relief website still states that the information on how to apply is coming soon. It feels like Mr Kenny is playing a game of dodgeball with us. Myself and many others have been self isolating due to illness, or looking after someone who is. We need this package yesterday.
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  • Monthly Allowances for ALL Canadians
    This would stream line the entire process. There would be no need for EI claims (therefore no need for extra staff, which equals less chance of exposure), no need for OW reporting (again, more workers could be at home), no need for mortgage deferrals, bans on utility cut offs, student loan deferrals, ect, ect. ALL of these issues, and more, would no longer be a problem period. This would also address the concerns of people the current programs do not cover by giving the people who are left out allowences as well.
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  • Force banks and credit card companies to suspend interest on mortgages and loans
    EVERYBODY is taking a hit. Shouldn’t the big banks and credit card companies be forced to suspend interest until this is over? A pause on payments is not enough. People are being laid off, businesses forced to close. Why are the banks getting a pass?
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  • Les véhicules électriques ne sont pas sûrs pour la forêt tropicale
    Les polluants dans les émissions des véhicules sont connus pour endommager les tissus pulmonaires et peuvent entraîner et aggraver des maladies respiratoires telles que l'asthme. La pollution des véhicules à moteur contribue également à la formation de pluies acides et ajoute aux gaz à effet de serre qui provoquent le changement climatique. Les polluants émis directement par les véhicules ne sont pas la seule source de préoccupation. Par temps chaud et ensoleillé, les hydrocarbures réagissent avec les oxydes d'azote pour créer un polluant secondaire, l'ozone. Dans de nombreuses zones urbaines, les véhicules à moteur sont le principal contributeur à l'ozone troposphérique, qui est une composante courante du smog. L'ozone provoque la toux, une respiration sifflante et un essoufflement et peut provoquer des lésions pulmonaires permanentes, ce qui en fait une cause de problèmes de santé publique cruciaux. Les véhicules zéro émission comprennent les véhicules électriques à batterie, les véhicules électriques hybrides rechargeables et les véhicules électriques à pile à combustible à hydrogène. Ces technologies peuvent être utilisées dans les voitures particulières, les camions et les bus de transport en commun.
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