• Credit Card Interest
    This will give all of us some hope during the pandemic and the future.
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    Created by Kerry Hill
  • Fair Canadian Pension Plan For All Canadians
    We are over the age of 60 and were forced our of the work force because of health reason. They offer help to those that have just lost their jobs for 15 weeks how ever we are left behind. Now with Covid-19 we can't even go look for part time work. I believe we are not alone with this short fall in CPP. We are unseen by our Government and will get no help .
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    Created by Ronald Bourgeois
  • Let's respond to Coronavirus
    We need to be smart about how we respond to the pandemic. And consider the costs. Our short-term costs may turn out resulting in the greatest benefits long term. At the very least, we need to buy ourselves time to come up with an effective longer term plan.
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    Created by Francesca Cogorno
  • Impose a Lockdown
    Italy announced 627 new deaths with in a 24 hour period and 6000 new cases From March 19th. ICU patients are being shipped to other provinces as there is no room. This is the trajectory we are heading on in Canada and we need to change this now! For our country our people our health care system can not handle this. It may not effect you directly but it may kill your mother, farther, grandparents, your wife who works in the hospital or your sister/ brother. Be the change we need
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    Created by G G
  • Thank all Canadian’s for their help concerning this COVID19 problem.
    Because this is so serious and final for the person’s that have and will be affected.. We also need to present a glimmer of hope through this situation
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    Created by Kevin Marchand
  • Re-instate OHIP coverage for Ontarians returning after long absence
    Prime Minister Trudeau has called on Canadians abroad to return home now. However, many Ontarians who have been out of province have lost OHIP eligibilty and face a six month hiatus before re-qualifying. That places them in financial jeopardy and may discourage them from seeking care when ill. It poses a risk to them, to their families and to their communities.
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    Created by Mark Goldstein
  • Take a stand against coronavirus racism
    There's been a huge a spike racism against the Chinese-Canadian community in the wake of the coronavirus. Businesses are being targeted. Racial slurs are being hurled. Online comments are spreading fear, and people are being harassed and stigmatized. This is the same thing that happened in Canada after the SARS outbreak: a public health crisis turned into a social crisis. We need to push back against the discrimination, xenophobia, and racist scapegoating targeting our friends, families, and fellow Canadians. If you believe there's no place for this kind of behaviour in Canada, add your name.
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    Created by Molly Smith
  • Voice for the Voiceless
    Segundina was held against her will at Surrey Memorial Hospital contrary to a release approved by a doctor who treated her for a small cut on her face from an accidental bathroom fall. She ended up in oncology where she complained of numerous injections. She was subjected to invasive procedures without informed consent. There was an attempt to cover the circumstances of her death. Her family was systematically kept in the dark. A hospitalist at oncology finally said she was being treated for cancer. She had no cancer. Segundina Bercasio died at Surrey memorial Hospital on May 14, 2008. Segundina is my mother. Why is this important? It is important for mother`s family to get closure. It is important for the public to know this sort of thing is happening. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada's public broadcaster, has ran this story: ``Medical errors are underestimated to be the third leading cause of death...there should be more transparency." Mother's case was worse. Her death was induced and hospital records support this conclusion. Two doctors were taken to task by the petitioner. They did not show up at the professional review hearing. Why? The answer is simple: Consciousness of Guilt. Senior citizens are vulnerable members of society everywhere. They need a voice. This petition strives to fill that crying need. - SBB Many voices, in fact.
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    Created by Siegfredo Bercasio
  • Alternate court system and folllow up for fetal alcohol subjects
    There are hundreds of people languishing in prisons in BC, many being young people, who in many instances have only committed minor crimes but are repeat offenders with FAS. In cases I am aware of the judge gave no consideration to the person having FAS and he has been in and out of jail with no treatment available in prison and no sensible alternative on release from prison. Many of these people are vulnerable to use by others in carrying out illegal activities and become the "fall guy". They are often shunned by many and hence seek approval wherever they can find it. The result is we have more persons in society who do commit crimes as they are often unable to understand the consequences of their actions. The cost to tax payers for supporting hundreds, or more likely thousands, of such people in prison is huge. Hence the cost of status quo is both a public safety issue as well as an economic one. And lastly the cost and mental anguish for parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters is beyond belief unless you have walked a mile in their shoes.
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    Created by Earl Warnock
  • Stop the Canada Pension Plan investing our money in Fossil Fuels
    “Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns”(1) The government of Canada has committed itself with other nations in the Paris climate talks to reducing annual emissions of carbon into the atmosphere by 30% less than 2005 by 2030 and net zero by 2050. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and other government bodies should actively pursue the same objectives. The CPP controls $392 billion, money that we collectively saved, with a little help from the Feds, during our working days. Those billions are invested with the intention of providing our Canada Pensions, with some inflation, as long as we live to collect them.(2) We count on the investment board of the CPP to do a prudent job of growing the fund. For the most part they have been successful: our pensions have been secure so far. But climate change is a new threat to our pensions. The CPP has some $4 billion invested in fossil fuels! At the same time as the second largest pension fund in Canada, Quebec's CDPQ, has announced plans to reduce their carbon footprint and increase investments in the low carbon economy.(3) In the financial world today there are strong warnings against depending on the future value of investments in fossil fuels. The carbon pollution they produce is making a direct contribution to the weather chaos we are now experiencing and which science assures us will become worse in the future if we fail to cut carbon emissions. In short, an investment in fossil fuels is not only morally questionable but also fiscally unsound. Any money bet on carbon may prove to be worthless in the future. Many voices including those of important bankers, Mark Carney and others, warn that the carbon footprint of investments should be regularly reported by pension funds.(4) Sign the petition at: https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/stop-the-canada-pension-plan-investing-our-money-in-fossil-fuels-4 Please sign this petition asking that: The CPP publish a plan to reduce the carbon footprint of the CPP to net zero by 2050, and publishaaa annual reports of the carbon footprint of the CPP investments. We expect the CPP plan to meet or exceed Canada’s updated commitments under the Paris Climate Accord as these are announced.(5) The State of California has legislated that public pension plans must report their own carbon footprint6. We should expect no less transparency from the people managing our public pension assets. Most fossil fuel companies have no plan for a net zero economy – so cannot be kept in a responsible investment plan – but it is possible for a company to plan for the necessary transition. As members of the CPP, and other pension plans, for middle class Canadians, our largest carbon footprint is in our pensions and investments. (7) Sign the petition at: https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/stop-the-canada-pension-plan-investing-our-money-in-fossil-fuels-4 Below you will find current links that describe why this is a wise and timely recommendation. 1. https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/money-is-the- oxygen-on-which-the-fire-of-global-warming-burns This observation from captures the central role of finance in supporting the increase C02 levels. 2. https://foecanada.org/climate-change-and-energy/abcs-of-cpp/ For every pay period, a deduction is made that is invested on your behalf by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). This primer is written by Friends of the Earth to help you learn about how your money is invested. 3. https://www.corporateknights.com/channels/climate-and- carbon/pension-fund-gets-deadly-serious-climate-crisis- 15759068/ Canada’s second largest pension gets deadly serious about climate crisis by increasing investments in low-carbon assets. 4. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/30/firms-must-justify- investment-in-fossil-fuels-warns-mark-carney Investments make a difference to collectively facing the climate crisis 5. https://pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-letters/minister-environment-and-climate- change-mandate-letter Implement the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, while strengthening existing and introducing new greenhouse gas reducing measures to exceed Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction goal and beginning work so that Canada can achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 6. https://www.pionline.com/article/20140925/ONLINE/140929924/calpers- pledges-to-disclose-carbon-footprint-in-investment-portfolio The new law in California will require Calpers (the California Public Employees’ Retirement System), which oversees $360bn in assets, and Calstrs (the $228bn California State Teachers’ Retirement System) to report publicly on the climate- related financial risk of their public market portfolios. 7. https://blog.copower.me/news/your-portfolios-dirty-secret/ The high Carbon Footprint of Investments. Relevant to both individual investment and institutional investments such as Pension Funds and Endowments. Sign the petition at: https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/stop-the-canada-pension-plan-investing-our-money-in-fossil-fuels-4
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    Created by Ronald Shirtliff
  • Unity Project
    The people at the bottom of society have all but been forgotten, the middle class needs both parents of the family to hold full time jobs in order to maintain that stature. Their children are left to be raised by strangers lacking the love and focussed required to nurture a wholesome human being. The wealthy add to their riches by investing in other business enterprise while little of the prosperity filters down.
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    Created by Heith Moonie
  • Make all new construction green construction
    We currently have the technology to install green or solar roofs on all kinds of buildings. There are incentive programs to get homeowners to install solar panels on their roofs. Several buildings have installed green roofs. The problem is, these innovations are too few and far between. Solar power allows us to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for the electricity we use every day in our homes and workplaces. The more power we can capture from the sun means less coal, oil, or natural gas being burned to heat and light our homes and to power our electronics and appliances. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen thus reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in our air. They also have a cooling effect. Green rooftops can lead to cleaner air for us to breathe and cool our cities. In a time when summer heat waves are becoming more frequent, we can use the cooling effect that plants provide in our gardens and parks but also on our rooftops. The technology exists. There are currently incentives for installing solar panels on residential homes but, look around, how many people do you see taking advantage of these incentives? Are they enough? Change is not happening quickly enough. We need to act fast to reduce our carbon emissions and get to net-zero as fast as we can. Changing the National Building Code to require green or solar rooftops on new construction is one way to do that.
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    Created by Catherine Buckie