• If Covid-19 doesn't get your attention, nothing will.
    Climate change isn't a mysterious force, it's a whole bunch of known forces happening all at once, more and more with no chance to recover. Literally death from a thousand cuts with billions of lives. Entire sectors are being wiped out, and what we need to realize is that there is no "after Corona Virus", there will be something else, and then something else on and on. When we say climate emergency, we mean act now. Acting now means rapidly shifting our economy. We don't have time to nickel and dime who gets helped and who doesn't. The super rich got us into this mess, and it's their turn to bail everyone else out for a change. Every Canadian deserves to not have to panic about money while the government makes the rapid changes necessary to shore up our health care and social services infrastructure, and shift our economy away from fossil fuels immediately without leaving anyone behind. We can see what terrible damage slashing social services and ignoring the warnings of experts can bring, and now we know that no one is safe from the consequences.
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  • We are here we are queer, but mostly we are humans to
    A lot of these at risk youth have already lived a life of trauma and fear for there own safety. Right now we have a safe space and resource centre and support system with active programming to empower them to have a better chance at being functioning citizens as well as many of them have fallen through the cracks of the system and haven’t been helped when they should have been
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  • Funding for FASD
    Based on recent research and considering a conservative estimate, the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is 4% in Canada. That means that 200,000 British Columbians have FASD. That is 4 times the amount of Autism. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is among the leading causes of cognitive and developmental disability among children in Canada. The effects of prenatal alcohol exposure are vast and varied, but without supports, individuals with FASD can have profound issues with education, daily functioning, mental health, addiction, and social functioning. When unsupported for their disability, rates of FASD are higher in vulnerable populations, including those involved in the child welfare and justice systems. Interventions can have a profound impact on outcomes, however, in BC there are limited to no specialized services for this population. In Ontario, their specialized services funding has been expanded to include families caring for a child or young adult affect by FASD. We challenge the BC government to revisit their FASD strategic plan, look to other provinces, bring together a roundtable of experts, advocates, family members, and individuals with FASD, and recommit funding to finally support the needs of those affected by FASD. All our children deserve better than what they are given for a disability they did not ask to be born with !
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  • Bring home Canadians stranded by Coronavirus
    Imagine leaving your home to travel abroad to visit after a death in the family, only to find the doors slammed shut behind you by a global pandemic. Imagine flights being cancelled, borders being closed, and panic rising all around you. Imagine living through that isolated, alone, without even the support of a Canadian consulate or embassy. It may sound like a nightmare, but for dozens of Canadians, it's the frightening reality right now. Stranded in Iran as a major pandemic gets underway, these Canadians are trapped and alone - and they need our help. Canadian officials have the power to negotiate a flight to Iran to collect Canadian citizens and bring them home. But so far they have refused. We understand the need to manage resources. But we also understand the moral imperative to look out for each other in times of crisis. Imagine it was you in that situation. Imagine if you were counting on your government, but knew that the only way those politicians would help was if thousands of Canadians spent just 30 seconds signing a petition and making their voice heard. Imagine it - and then be that voice. Let's bring them home.
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  • Contre l'abolition de presque tous les postes du service d'entretien au Collège de Montréal
    C’est avec consternation et colère que le 28 janvier dernier que les travailleuses et travailleurs ont appris l’abolition prochaine de 7 postes dans le cadre du projet de sous-traitance du service de l’entretien de la direction du collège. Réunis en réunion spéciale le 24 février, les membres du syndicat des travailleuses et travailleurs du Collège de Montréal (FEESP-CSN) ont voté massivement pour contester cette décision. Le syndicat des enseignantes et enseignants du Collège de Montréal (FNEEQ-CSN) a emboité le pas le 27 février, afin de supporter leurs collègues visés par cette décision lourde de conséquences non seulement pour les employé-es visé-es, mais aussi pour l’ensemble des services aux étudiants. L’utilisation d’un sous-traitant apporte déjà son lot de problème au quotidien; • Non-connaissance des lieux physiques • Non-connaissance du matériel utilisé • Du personnel dont les antécédents ne sont pas vérifiés par l’administration du Collège est en contact constant avec des élèves mineurs; • Un roulement de personnel déjà problématique.
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  • Restore Funding to Support Programs & Income Security to People With Disabilities in Ontario
    My son is a disabled person who is currently residing in a Homes for Special Care residence. The Ontario government has been gradually eliminating funding to support programs, as well as income security for people with disabilities in Ontario. There are also significant economic impacts to the province that must be considered as the long term consequences of such funding cuts to disadvantaged people with disabilities inevitably results in simply shifting the real social costs onto other areas of Ontario's social network. There is a serious need to take into consideration the disruption to care and the real economics of imposing changes in the funding to support programs, as well as income security for people with disabilities in Ontario. It is understandable that improvements are inevitably necessary, however this should be thoughtfully considered and applied in incremental steps that will definitely not cause unnecessary wholesale social and economic turmoil. The low costs of supporting inclusion results in a better quality of life, prevents illnesses and keeps people from falling further behind. In contrast the removal of funding for support programs and income security for people with disabilities results in increased and less predictable financial costs to Ontario's economy. Ignoring social support obligations only exacerbates the need for the services that people with disabilities deserve and ultimately need. This neglect simply compounds the misfortunes of the disabled and increases the economic impact on our social network in Ontario. Ontarian's are very cognizant of the simple fact that this is being done so the current provincial government will be able to point to short term budget improvements to support their political agenda. The long-term costs to Ontario's social support network will be realized in much greater social and economic burdens to Ontarian's.
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  • Le meilleur moyen d'utiliser des voitures intelligentes face au climat
    Si nous pensons que les voitures intelligentes face au climat sont un objectif que nous ne voulons pas abandonner, alors nous devons nous demander comment nous pouvons le mieux atteindre cet objectif. Avec des interdictions et des restrictions ou avec des mesures là où elles sont nécessaires pour que le développement d'une flotte de véhicules sans fossiles se déplace plus rapidement. Les carottes sont bonnes et saines. Pouvez-vous conduire des voitures avec des carottes? Oui, c'est possible après qu'un groupe de vaches ait mâché les friandises dorées dans le sol. Mais alors bien sûr, il n'est pas interdit de brûler des biocarburants dans un moteur… L'interdiction doit exister Nous ne pouvons pas vivre dans une société sans interdiction ni punition. S'il n'y avait pas d'interdiction de circuler, il aurait été très difficile d'utiliser un véhicule, peu importe ce qu'il conduit. Mais en matière d'innovation et de nouvelles solutions, l'interdiction peut être un joug qui entrave le développement. En se concentrant sur ce que vous ne pourrez pas faire dans dix ans, la possibilité de routes et de solutions complètement nouvelles est entravée. Si le gouvernement actuel veut que tout soit réglé avec des véhicules électriques, cela peut être pour le moins difficile. L'électricité doit également être produite d'une manière respectueuse du climat, et jusqu'à présent, il n'est pas possible de dire que les véhicules électriques fournissent la puissance et l'élan souhaités par les particuliers et les entreprises. Les récompenses valent mieux que les punitions Tous ceux qui ont des enfants savent que les carottes fonctionnent. Vous pouvez faire la plupart des choses car cela se traduit par de plus gros fonds de poche, une glace ou une excursion. Avec la punition comme force motrice, cela peut parfois être inquiétant. Les jeunes sont heureux de contourner les règles, pour ne pas dire tricher, afin d'éviter la punition mais sans avoir à rajouter de conneries. C'est apparemment le cas avec nous, les adultes également. Donc, interdire les voitures sans lesquelles nous ne voulons pas vivre peut être problématique, et cela peut entraîner de nouveaux problèmes à la suite de tricheries et de mensonges.
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  • Hold Dr,'s and Hospitals Responsible for PREVENTABLE MEDICAL ERRORS
    The CPSO made a decision of no neglect without the Operative Report, also the Dr. that did this to me was on the Board. Only to find out we have to hire a Lawyer just to find out what happened, fact is our tax $$ pay for the Dr.'s Medical Malpractice Insurance yet the numbers do not add up. Especially when you see a Patient dying every 17 minutes from a PREVENTABLE MEDICAL ERROR . At Least offer to pay for their funeral or transportation costs to send their dead bodies home. Perhaps a , I'M sorry would be nice. But it continues to happen, our Government "turns a blind eye". Let's start with accountability, make it Dr.s and nurses can be honest , open when an error happens, no recourse or discipline for those who come forward. It helps them and would make those who keep making these errors think twice. So they treat us as a person not a pay check, not an acceptable loss. Imagine the amount of money here in Canada at least, could save. Maybe put back into programs that have been cut. Just a thought.
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  • REMOVE Arnold Viersen - Conservative MP for Peace River - Westlock Albert
    This is so very important because inaction shows MP Arnold Viersen's and his cronies that sexism and the objectification of women is acceptable and will be tolerated by the CPC. The disrespect he holds for these two women (and by extension, all woman) demands a swift and clear response of removal from office.
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    It is important because climate change is a human crisis and we need humanity to combat this third world war of the climate on this earth for a safe and better environment for the next generation.Climate change will alter the Earth. But it could destroy humanity 'What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say'
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  • Tell Justin Trudeau: No War In Iran
    Canada is known around the world for our commitment to peace. Now, we have a chance to lead the world towards peace again - by making it impossible for Trump to pursue a war of aggression with Iran. The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 is now widely regarded as a disastrous mistake. Warhawks like John Bolton lied to the world in order to pursue a war of aggression in the Middle East. And they made no secret of their desire to invade Iran as well. Today, many of the very same people are back in power in the United States - and it looks as though they may get their wish. But we can help slam the brakes on another disastrous conflict. A strong statement from the Prime Minister committing Canada to de-escalation and assuring that not a single Canadian soldier will be deployed to support an invasion of Iran will send a clear message to President Trump that even the United States' closest ally will not support him in his military adventures. Doing so will set an example for other traditional American allies in Europe and around the world. Left without partners for his ill-fated scheme, Trump could well be forced to abandon plans for an invasion. Somebody will have to be first - and Canada, long a leader in peace-keeping, can be the leader here too. Together, we can make it happen. If thousands of Canadians sign this petition, Trudeau will see that the Canadian public is against a war in Iran and know that we'll have his back when he stands up to Trump. We have the power to stop a war. Sign now and spread the word.
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  • Support Diversity and Inclusion at the Nelson & District Women's Centre
    On December 4th, the AGM for the Nelson & District Women’s Centre will be held at the Adventure Hotel at 5:30pm. Many know the Centre to be a place of support and service to the community. What some members may not be aware of is that over the past several months, the staff have been working to the point of exhaustion -many to the point of resignation- due to a lawsuit filed by a group of so-called feminists who appropriated the name the Bread and Roses Collective. Over these months, effort and emotional energy have been diverted from supporting the community in full capacity to responding to a Supreme Court lawsuit filed by women who question if other marginalized genders should be allowed to be voting members of, employed at, engage with or utilize the support and services of the organization. This bullying tactic was used to execute a hostile takeover of the board and force others out through mental and emotional exhaustion. The pressure of this lawsuit on the volunteer board and part time staff led to periods of time where drop in services were closed, impacting some of the most marginalized members of our community. History shows us that that dividing and excluding the marginalized is in itself an act of violence. With the Trans Day of Remembrance passing on Wednesday November 19, we speak the names of transgender people, (particularly TPOC) who are killed each year (at least 311 this year) in acts of transphobic violence. It is also a time to reflect on other acts of violence against trans people, including emotional violence, micro-aggressions and the systematic exclusion of trans bodies in community spaces. If you care about the inclusion and the support of all marginalized genders, come to the Nelson District Women's Centre AGM on Wednesday, December 4th or send a proxy vote to elect board members who aim to build a longer table, not a higher wall. For more background info, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9staXcyOYKs
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