• 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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  • Let Canadians aged 60 to 64 receive their OAS and GIS pensions early.
    Many of us will not be re-hired after being laid off, mostly because of our age (and because of our higher wages compared to what our less experienced co-workers are receiving). Instead of us struggling with a lower income from EI (and perhaps welfare when EI runs out), allow "pre-seniors” to start receiving their OAS and GIS earlier. Our pension incomes would likely be significantly higher than EI benefits. Transitioning our vulnerable demographic into retirement and thereby “socially distancing” us from workplaces could also help reduce pressure on the health care system.
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  • STOP COVID-19
    793 people died of CoV2 in Italy on March 21, surpassing its own record set only 1 day prior. The death toll & confirmed case count in Italy & places all over the world show no signs of abating. In Canada the number of deaths leapt by 50% overnight. China is one of the only countries thus far that has managed to curtail the spread of CoV2 & has done so by mounting a war-like effort against the virus. Without social intervention, CoV2 spreads at exponential rates. This does not simply mean "quickly", it means that the more it spreads, the more quickly it will spread. The humanitarian, personal, social & economic consequences also compound exponentially. Every day that we don't act costs us tenfold on the other end.The cost of inadequate or delayed action is a humanitarian & economic catastrophe.
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  • Expand COVID-19 testing to save lives
    We are entering the very rapid rising part of the epidemic curve. Social distancing measures needed to control this in the absence of increased testing capacity will be extreme. We are a week or so away from large numbers of COVID-19 cases entering our ERs and ICUs. Based on what has happened around the world, we know that ICUs will be overwhelmed, and our doctors will have to make decisions about who gets a ventilator, "which" person's life is worth more than another's. We do not want these decisions to have to be made. We need to reduce red tape for diagnostic testing so that highly skilled scientists from outside public health labs can contribute labour and resources.
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  • Tourism Companies To Pay Travel Agents
    They have until 2022 to pay us. Now, most of us worked all last year for our Spring Break departures. Some of us may die before 2022, they should pay us what we are owed, since they are keeping our clients money. Since we are employed mostly commission based we do not qualify for EI or any other compensation from the government!
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  • CRITICAL: Lockdown Canada Immediately to Stop Coronavirus
    The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is now a global pandemic with over 300,000 confirmed cases, and 13,000 dead.[1] In Italy, the country now hardest hit by the virus, the medical system has been crippled. So many people are critically ill that there simply aren't enough intensive care beds or ventilators to keep people struggling to breathe alive. Doctors have been left with the horrendous task of having to decide... who gets to live, and who is left to die, often alone.[2] Governments across Canada are closing schools, restaurants, and public facilities, and encouraging everyone to practice social isolation to curb the spread of the disease.[3] Many people are isolating and practicing social distancing during essential trips out to get groceries and medicine. But the stark reality is that too many people are simply not taking this threat seriously.[4] With the exception of essential services such as food, utilities and health care, everyone must stay home. An immediate national lockdown will make sure people take this threat seriously, and we have NO time to waste. Social distancing is our best defence against COVID-19. If we can "flatten the curve" and slow the spread of the virus, fewer people will need critical care all at once.[5] If not, the situation in Italy shows us what will happen: people will die by the thousands. Experts agree. Dr. Michael Warner, medical director of critical care at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, says Canada “should have enforced a mandatory lockdown from coast to coast a while ago”, and doctors at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster just wrote a dire letter to BC chief medical officer Dr Bonnie Henry, warning that we are on the same trajectory as Italy and that we “must close non-essential businesses, and enforce the critical need for social distancing so that the health care system is not overwhelmed.”[6,7,8,9] The lack of mass testing makes the true scale of the crisis in Canada unknown. This is the most critical moment for us to act, right now, while we still have a chance at preventing the virus from bringing our healthcare system to its knees. Sources: [1] Map of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Cases [John Hopkins University] https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 [2] 'A generation has died': Italian province struggles to bury its coronavirus dead [Guardian] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/generation-has-died-italian-province-struggles-bury-coronavirus-dead [3] Coronavirus: Here's what's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday [CBC] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/coronavirus-covid19-canada-world-march21-1.5505520 [4] "Call people out:" Dr. Bonnie Henry wants us to get serious about social distancing [Daily Hive] https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/dr-bonnie-henry-social-distancing-coronavirus [5] Flattening the Coronavirus Curve [New York Times] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitigation-infection.html [6] Canada should be on lockdown to stop COVID-19 spread, doctor warns [CBC] https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1714164803998 [7] COVID-19: Doctors push for lockdown, warn B.C. could become like Italy [Vancouver Sun] https://vancouversun.com/news/covid-19-doctors-urge-b-c-government-to-take-more-drastic-measures/ [8] ‘We need to do more’: Fraser Health doctors send dire letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry [Abbotsford News] https://www.abbynews.com/news/we-need-to-do-more-fraser-health-doctors-send-to-dire-letter-to-dr-bonnie-henry/ [9] A letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, from doctors at the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster https://www.scribd.com/document/452662584/Letter-from-doctors-1 https://www.scribd.com/document/452662585/Letter-from-doctors-2
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  • Put Advanced First Aiders/Responders to work to assist frontline staff with COVID-19
    Our Doctors and nurses deserve our support and they are not only going to be dealing with Covid-19 but also with regular health problems (injuries and illnesses). People with EMR, OFA3, or 80AWFA should be asked to do some emergency basic training ASAP. In the sector of Adventure Tourism; mountain guides, ski patrollers, marine guides, river guides etc., certainly have essential training and skills to offer if/when/where the system is ready for this untapped and poised resource. Also, it's worth mentioning that many people in Adventure Tourism also have Class 4, 3, or 2 Drivers licences and might be wanted for emergency transport.
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  • End Student Evictions at UOttawa Residences Now!
    The University of Ottawa has given non-international students less than five days notice to move out, pack their things and leave campus as a result of the ongoing pandemic around COVID-19. In her address to students, UOttawa Provost and VP Academic Affairs, Jill Scott says that the University is doing this "to protect our students, and the most vulnerable members of the Ottawa community from the risk of COVID-19 infection." What she fails to acknowledge is that those most vulnerable will most likely be those who are unable to find shelter on such short notice or enough money to buy food or store and move their things. Not all students have the luxury of having someone like a relative whose residence they can stay at or who can help them move on such short notice. Further, the University has been facing a mental health crisis recently; resulting in several student deaths on campus, this will only serve to increase the stress facing many of those with mental health issues. We are asking the University to follow the example of multiple jurisdictions like France, the province of Ontario and even President Donald Trump who have all halted evictions for the unforeseeable future due to the virus because of the risk it would cause to these residents once out on the street. Students should not be treated as different from other tenants, they deserve an eviction freeze too.
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