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Rising food prices

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PAOV — Is your grocery bill going up? Last week, Canada’s consumer price index data showed that inflation has reached the highest rate in nearly four decades. Grocery prices have increased 9.7% and the cost of fresh vegetables 10.2%. Food bank usage among single-parent families is rising. Despite rising costs of living and food insecurity, a crucial parcel of farmland in southern BC is set to be sold and developed into industrial parks. The 300-acre site produces 30-50 million servings of vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and cabbage every year. Petition starter Tristin says now is not the time to be selling off fertile farmland and is urging the federal government to lease the land to local farmers. If you think that BC farmland shouldn’t be paved over for industrial buildings, sign the petition.

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Can you chip in $5 to investigate the draconian future of abortion bans?

With laws banning abortion set to take effect in up to 22 states, we’re investigating the draconian means by which they’ll be enforced.




The last time abortion was illegal in large swaths of America, there were no cellphones, no internet, and no at-home abortion pills.

Today, right-wing state governments won’t stop at closing down clinics within their borders. Any meaningful attempt to enforce an abortion ban will inevitably involve dystopian new surveillance schemes.

Already, the National Right to Life Committee has proposed model legislation that would criminalize “giving instructions over the telephone, the internet, or any other medium of communication regarding self-administered abortions.”

With laws banning abortion set to take effect in up to 22 states, Intercept reporters are investigating the draconian means by which they’ll be enforced.

This is exactly the kind of journalism The Intercept was founded to pursue, but it’s coming...

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Two minute action to End Climate Delay

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Paov,

Today communities across the country will remember the 619 lives lost in the 2021 Heat Dome in BC, and call out federal politicians for continuing to delay real climate action.

From Moncton to Salt Spring Island to Whitehorse, we’re gathering outside MP offices today to honour those we lost and demand our politicians deliver the bold Just Transition legislation we need to avoid a future of worsening climate disasters.

If you can’t make it to an End Climate Delay event in person, you can still show your solidarity and make a big impact today.

Take two minutes to call your Member of Parliament and demand real action to confront the climate crisis. Our one-click tool and call script make it easy.

Since the Heat Dome tragedy, the federal government has approved a massive new offshore oil project, given the Trans Mountain pipeline a $10 billion loan guarantee, and failed to deliver the long-promised Just Transition Act. This reckless climate delay is putting us on a dangerous path of worsening climate disasters.

Paov, let’s make sure our MPs know we won’t stand for this any longer. Use our online tool to...

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Roe v wade reversal

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PAOV — On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and over 30 million people lost access to safe abortions. Now, many are urging US Congress to act quickly to codify abortion access into national law. More than 180,000 people have signed Kate’s petition to protect access to legal and safe abortion — you can add your name below.

Congress: Protect our Right to Choose!

209,296 have signed Kate Bottorff’s petition. Let’s get to 300,000!

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Council Catch-Up

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Join us at our next event – Privacy Rights in Canada

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Dear Friend,

Do you know a young person in your life who has a smartphone? Do you want to know more about their vulnerability to searches and rights to freedom of expression in schools? Are you concerned about your privacy rights at the Canadian borders or the police’s authority to search your personal devices?

We are excited to invite you to our next panel – Privacy Rights in Canada: in classrooms, at the border, in daily life.

RSVP Today

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 PM PST / 10:00 PM EST

Where: Online. Event link will be sent out two days prior to the event.

ASL will be provided.

I am excited to be speaking at this panel discussion on privacy rights and freedom of expression in Canada today with BCCLA Policy Director Meghan McDermott and...

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Amber Alerts

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PAOV — In mid-June, an 11-year-old autistic boy named Draven went missing after wandering away from his home in Lindsay, ON. An Amber Alert couldn’t be sent out for Draven, because he hadn’t been abducted. Tragically, his body was found a day later. Municipalities like Brighton, ON have now come forward calling on the province to create a new alert system for when vulnerable children go missing. Join petition starter Kat and over 75,000 supporters calling for this new alert to be created to stop future tragedies from happening.

Draven Alert

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sharon gladue has a message for you, PAOV

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Due Process for All. Except Youth.

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Imagine. You are a youth in the criminal justice system. You were found guilty of a crime. You think your trial was unfair, and you want to appeal your case to the Supreme Court of Canada. However, the Court has decided not to hear your case.

While adults have an automatic right to appeal to the Supreme Court in many criminal cases, you must get the Court’s permission in order to even have your appeal heard. All because of your age.

This is the reality for young people in the criminal justice system. The Youth Criminal Justice Act denies young people the automatic right to appeal their case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

I wrote about how the Youth Criminal Justice Act leaves young people uniquely vulnerable in our latest blog.

If a young person wants the highest court in the country to review a finding of guilt, section 37(10) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act says they must first...

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Accompaniment updates

Accompaniment updates r1 PBI-Canada to visit accompanied defenders in Colombia PBI presents to Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions on the situation in Kenya and Colombia PBI-Kenya accompanies Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network march for peaceful elections and against police violence ...

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FBI Raid on Trump Justice Department Official Signals a Criminal Investigation May Be Starting

Stop the money pipeline

To stop the climate crisis, we need to cut off the money pipeline to coal, oil and gas.

Adani's on a coal mine expansion rampage, with 17 new and expanded coal mines in the Asia-Pacific region. It will spell certain climate catastrophe.

Tell banks, investors, asset managers and pension fund managers to stop financing and supporting Adani.

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Fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them “have humanity by the throat”– secretary general of the UN, António Guterres

It is a message that no single person can ignore if we are to have a chance of keeping global warming below the critical 1.5 degrees.

We’re running out of time. The experts say what we do...

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Dogwood News This Week: looking for help

Email Template r1 Dogwood Your place for news and action This week organizers from the BC Climate Emergency Campaign visited public housing buildings that were hit hard by last year’s deadly heat wave.

Residents described being trapped in their rooms with no air conditioning as the sun turned their concrete apartment towers into ovens. In two buildings in Surrey and New Westminster, some of their neighbours died.

It’s the same story we’ve been hearing across B.C. — elderly, isolated, vulnerable people, many...

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Roe v Wade overturned

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PAOV — Today, the United States Supreme Court handed down their decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The decision is devastating for over 30 million people who have lost access to safe abortion. While abortion was decriminalized in Canada in 1988, access to a safe abortion is not guaranteed or a constitutionally protected right. Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada are calling on the federal government to honour their election promises to protect abortion access across the country. Show your support in this critical moment by signing the petition now.

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BREAKING: Join todays live conversation on abortion after Roe

How did we get here? Where does the reproductive rights movement go next? What can be done right now to minimize the impact of this decision on the most vulnerable people?




The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a disaster for reproductive rights in America –– but the fight is far from over.

Now that Roe has fallen, 22 states, including nearly every state in the South, are expected to swiftly outlaw abortion.

How did we get here? Where does the reproductive rights movement go next? What can be done right now to minimize the impact of this decision on the most vulnerable people?

The Intercept has long covered the barrage of attacks against abortion rights, but the end of Roe is a game-changer, and those committed to reproductive autonomy will likely need to reassess their tactics.

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A clarion call

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The Trans Mountain Pipeline is sinking us

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Paov,

Yesterday, we got some big news out of Ottawa. The Parliamentary Budget Officer confirmed, yet again, what we’ve known for a long time – the Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX) is losing us billions of public dollars during a climate emergency.1

Of course, this isn’t a surprise. For years, Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have sworn that TMX would pay for the transition off fossil fuels. But this report confirms what Indigenous nations, environmentalists, and economists have been saying for nearly a decade: spending a single cent on TMX spells disaster for the economy and the environment.

At a time like this, neither people nor the planet can afford this kind of climate delay.

That’s why, on June 29th, we’re taking action. Find a local action near you using our event directory.

Don't see an action near you? It isn't too late to raise your hand to host one! We will provide you with organizing resources, art stencils, and 1:1 host support to make your action impactful.

One year after the...

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New Documents Reveal International Funding Trail Preceding the Murder of Berta Cáceres

60s Scoop Class Action - Request for

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PAOV – this petition is taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in adding your name. Sign now to help:

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