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Vote in a government committed to improving public health care

NationBuilder r1

Dear Paov --

Election Day on Monday, September 20 is almost here. If you are unsure about your riding, where to vote, or COVID-19 protocols for voting, you can find that information on the Elections Canada website HERE.

Over the last whirlwind month, the BCHC has been busy making seniors' care and specifically long-term care an election priority. We have partnered with provincial Health Coalitions across the country calling on all the parties to set real national standards for long-term care in legislation or provincial/territorial funding. In addition, we have been part of a broad Canadian coalition of labour calling on the same parties to make reform of long-term care a priority including improved working conditions, living conditions, and staffing levels. We even did a deep dive webinar on Motion 77 and the accompanying Parliamentary Budget Officer's report, which set out key points and the funding levels required for reforms in long-term care.

On September 13, we partnered with the Jewish Seniors Alliance, Marpole Oakridge Family Place, South Vancouver...

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Let's save the last old-growth forests

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Vote like our future depends on it

r1 See where parties stand on the environment and social justice ...

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Logging begins at Heli camp; we need support

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old growth


A mass movement has awoken that cannot be quieted ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌
Stand.earth

In August we delivered your old growth petition with over 150,000 signatures. The signatories spanned every single riding across B.C. – as well as the rest of Canada and around the world. The petition has gained almost 25,000 signatures since then.

The leader of the B.C. Green party, Sonia Furstenau, and another Greens politician, Adam Olsen, accepted the petition at the B.C. Legislature and promised to bring it to the table when the next session begins this October.

Old growth petition delivery at the B.C. Legislature

Protecting the last old growth forests in B.C. has undeniably become a national and international issue. In the heat of the Canadian federal election happening right now, candidates are being sure to emphasize old growth protection in their platforms [1]. Parties are making promises to allocate federal funds to long term protection. And while we’ve seen election promises broken before, it is still a reflection of the local and international public pressure that has put this issue on the map.

On the provincial level, almost every MLA office has been flooded with demands from their constituents to immediately defer logging in at-risk old growth. So much so that the B.C. NDP is pulling in staff members from other ministries to make up for their delay and get to work to resolve this crisis.

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Message from Elders for Ancient Trees

RCMP brutality and arrests continue apace. Yesterday, they smashed a van window, dragged out the elderly woman sleeping inside then ran over her vehicle with a backhoe. Here's the result:
Victoria: Forest Friday Sep 10, 4 - 6 pm: WE Serve+Protect
RCMP Admin building, Topaz & Blanshard. Let's make the Friday action outside the RCMP HQ loud and large!!


From the Elders for Ancient Trees newsletter: The last two days have been horrendous on the front lines at Fairy Creek. Brutal RCMP and Teal Jones actions have overrun all the long-standing camps and industry is poised to start logging. Food, equipment, personal supplies are being stolen. Twenty-three people have already been arrested today.

From Elders Jan and Bill Marshall who went up yesterday:

Jan and I rushed up to Fairy Creek today to answer a call for reinforcements. We were too late: dozens of RCMP officers were able to overcome about 100 peaceful protesters and allow Teal Jones logging and road building equipment to enter.

We spent an emotional couple of hours with Elder Bill Jones, the land defenders and the forest protectors, hearing about how all the camps had been smashed by the RCMP, personal possessions taken or destroyed and discussing new tactics and next steps. We were privileged to be part of an Indigenous-led healing circle which once again moved us to consider how closely we are linked to each other, these majestic forests and nature.

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Supporters Needed at Healing Centre

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Failing grades for Horgan on old-growth — again

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We need huge numbers now


We are honoured to do this work as guests on traditional territory of the Pacheedaht and Ditidaht First Nations. We work with utmost respect for the land and all its relations, human and nonhuman. Logging begins near River Camp tomorrow; we need huge numbers on site now Images of the Caycuse cutblocks from last week from @arvinoutside. The past weeks have brought a massive and aggressive RCMP effort at the frontlines. We've just lost our last camps up the mountain, including River Camp, Heli Camp, and Land Back, and Aurora's Alley has been bulldozed. Cutblocks have been marked and logging trucks are on site, ready to begin clearcutting now that fire risk is diminished.

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Forest fires & TMX

r1 New report on the Trans Mountain Pipeline project ...

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Message from Elders for Ancient Trees

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[evoz] coffee !!

Hello all !
Freshly roasted Nicaraguan coffee is available at $15 per 1 lb. bag.Phone Allen at 250-384-0477 to arrange purchase and pick up.
Allen

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 5:34 PM Allen Specht This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:
In Solidarity !
For your delectation another batch of freshly-roasted Nicaraguan coffee is available at $15 per 1 lb. bag.
Phone Allen at 250 384-0477 to arrange purchase and pick up.


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[bc-can] TMX Tree-sitter Timothy in danger right now, in Burnaby


Hi there,Timothée Govare, who has been sitting up in a tree in Burnaby for months, blocking the route of the TMX pipeline construction, just called me to say that they are cutting trees with chainsaws right next to him, putting him in danger.
He needs more support on the ground, at the intersection of North Road and Highway #1, in Burnaby.
https://www.burnabynow.com/local-news/trans-mountain-protesters-occupying-burnaby-trees-under-siege-after-fence-erected-4313222


If you have friends in Burnaby, can they go to the site?
cheers,Guy Dauncey
Co-Chair, West Coast Climate Action Network https://bcclimateactionnetwork.wordpress.com





We need huge numbers now

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We have One Earth. You have One Vote.

r1 Needed: Leaders who will do what it takes ...

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Protect the homes of endangered caribou from logging

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Invite to All Candidates Town Hall on Seniors Care

NationBuilder r1

Dear Paov --

It's hard to believe we are halfway through this 2021 federal election campaigning period already! Election day on September 20 is not that far away. We have been committed to making seniors care and specifically long-term care a national election issue.

With that in mind, we are inviting you to a virtual All Candidates Meeting with federal candidates from Vancouver-Granville and Vancouver-South on September 13 at 7pm. The focus will be on issues that are important to seniors and how the federal government can improve the lives of seniors. Register for the Zoom meeting using the button below.

Register Here

The All Candidates Meeting will be a chance for you to hear candidates' positions on seniors issues but also their parties' seniors-related plans. Seniors from various organizations will be asking candidates questions.

The BCHC is thankful to be co-hosting the...

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico - Sep 24

Holding Canadian Mining Companies Accountable

for Human Rights Violations


Friday, September 24, 2021 at 07:00 PM Pacific Time


Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here


Meeting ID: 870 7832 4527 Passcode: 50021



Matt Eisenbrandt is the Victoria-based Director of Transnational Investigations for CFM Lawyers, a class action law firm that has brought some of Canada’s most important lawsuits on behalf of victims against Canadian mining companies for alleged human rights abuses connected to their overseas operations.


Matt will talk about two of these cases:


CFM represented four Guatemalans who were shot by mine security personnel while protesting the presence of Tahoe Resources’ silver mine, now owned by Vancouver-based Pan American Silver.


CFM represented a group of Eritrean refugees who alleged they were forced labourers at the Bisha gold and copper mine in Eritrea, then owned by Nevsun Resources, also based in Vancouver.


Matt will discuss the process of putting these cases together, challenges in litigating them, and some lessons learned from the experiences.


Presented by Victoria Central America Support Committee (CASC - https://www.victoriacasc.org/)


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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico, Sep 24, on Zoom

Holding Canadian Mining Companies Accountable

for Human Rights Violations and Crimes


Friday, September 24, 2021 at 07:00 PM Pacific Time


Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here


Meeting ID: 870 7832 4527 Passcode: 50021


Matt Eisenbrandt is the Victoria-based Director of Transnational Investigations for CFM Lawyers, a class action law firm that has brought some of Canada’s most important lawsuits on behalf of victims against Canadian mining companies for alleged human rights abuses connected to their overseas operations.


Matt will talk about two of these cases:


CFM represented four Guatemalans who were shot by mine security personnel while protesting the presence of Tahoe Resources’ silver mine, owned by Pan American Silver, based in Vancouver.


CFM represented a group of Eritrean refugees who alleged they were forced labourers at the Bisha gold and silver mine in Eritrea, operated by Nevsun Resources, also based in Vancouver.


Matt will discuss the process of putting these cases together, challenges in litigating them, and some lessons learned from the experiences.


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Fairy Creek



Content warning: this email includes details of police violence ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌
Stand.earth

Since August 9th, Indigenous land defenders and their allies at Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek have been facing an escalation in police violence as they continue to peacefully protect some of the last standing old growth in B.C.

Over the past several weeks, videos, photos and verbal reports of this violence and illegal enforcement tactics of the Teal Jones’ injunction have been brought to the public’s attention, yet the B.C. NDP continues to remain silent. This is not only unacceptable, it is abhorrent.

Those who have been on the frontlines for over a year need fellow B.C. residents to show their solidarity and speak up against this violence. The number of complaints that have already flooded the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) for the RCMP are making headlines [1], but the violence is continuing. We need to keep up the pressure to demand the RCMP stand down.

Will you take five minutes to call Premier Horgan and Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth to make a formal complaint about the police violence at Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek?

CALL NOW

People's safety – especially that of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who have been repeatedly targeted on the frontlines by the RCMP – is being jeopardized to protect corporate profit. As our society continues to reckon with the genocide of Indigenous peoples and overpolicing of BIPOC on stolen land, we are reminded that colonial violence is ongoing and that we must do better to keep everyone safe. That includes holding elected politicians accountable, because their inaction has led to this conflict.

Quote about the connection between Fairy Creek and police violence as ongoing colonialism.

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