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[Sjsall] July 9th Join the Raging Grannies in Support of Senior's Care

Dear Friends of SJS

GRANNIES SAY NO MORE PUBLIC FUNDING OF FOR-PROFIT SENIOR CARE HOMES

On July 9th, 2020, the Victoria Raging Grannies will sing and comment on the sad state of extended care in BC and in Canada. This will take place in front of the Ministry of Health Offices at 1515 Blanshard Street at 11 am.

During the current Covid 19 pandemic, it has become very apparent that institutional safety, comfort and care for seniors is in crisis in Canada. As of June 1 st , deaths from Covid-19 at long-term care facilities totalled 6,007, or 82% of all

deaths in Canada.

Although there are many excellent residences, we have all read stories of care homes where overworked and underpaid workers simply did not show up, residents were left to fend for themselves, and people who had died were left in

their beds, while families were unaware of the situations and could not visit theirloved ones due to quarantine regulations.

As Senior citizens, the Victoria Raging Grannies are extremely concerned andwant to make sure that this issue remains in the public eye until all Seniors are comfortable, healthy and safe in their care homes.

Please...

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[evoz] coffee notice

Greetings this July 2nd, 2020 .

A batch of freshly roasted Nicaragua coffee is available at $14 per 1 lb. bag.
Phone Allen at 250 384-0477 to arrange purchase and pick up.

Heavily Armed RCMP Patrol Wet'suwet'en Cultural Site

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Shining a light on the BC governments logging agency

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June 2020 BCSEA Newsletter

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[Sjsall] Request to add your name to call for foreign policy reset following UNSC defeat

Dear Friends of SJS,

Please see the message below from Yves Engler and consider contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your name to this letter.

Regards, Margo

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

You have received this email because you signed up for the UVic Social Justice Studies email list. To be removed, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "REMOVE" in the subject line.

Dear friends,

Hope all is well. As I'm sure you know, Trudeau failed to gain a UNSC seat and during the critical but brief political moment following this loss, I am helping to launch a new campaign and accompanying open letter and petition calling...

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New Report: The Place of Assisted Living in BCs

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Facebook_Assisted_Living_Shareable_-_with_logo.pngDear Paov --

On Wednesday, we released The Place of Assisted Living in BC’s Seniors Care System: Assessing the Promise, Reality and Challenges report with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Hospital Employees’ Union.

Assisted living was introduced in 2002 as a less institutional environment for seniors with less complex needs than long-term care. It offered the promise of greater independence and being able to live in a more home-like environment—which are important and highly valued by seniors. Drawing on interviews in different parts of the province with 28 care aides, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), front-line managers, residents and family members, the study offers a preliminary assessment of the quality and appropriateness of assisted living services, the conditions for both residents and workers, and the legislative and regulatory frameworks that govern assisted living.

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Time is short to keep LNG off the Fraser River

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[Sjsall] upcoming opportunities and causes

Dear Friends of SJS,

Today, June 17th, at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) AAPF will host a special episode of Under The Blacklight titled “#SayHerName: Telling Stories of State Violence Public Silence.” Host Kimberlé Crenshaw will speak with family members of Tanisha Anderson, Sandra Bland, Michelle Cusseaux, Shelly Frey, Korryn Gaines, India Kager, and Kayla Moore.

Supporting the families of women whose lives were taken by police is a core tenet of AAPF’s #SayHerName campaign. Part of that support is uplifting the stories that have been silenced. Tomorrow night, the leaders of #SayHerName will not only tell their stories, they will speak to what could be different in this country; they’ll dig into the changes that could be made that would’ve prevented the killing of their daughters and sisters. We look forward to holding this space, and building out from it.

https://mailchi.mp/aapf/todays-podcast-tomorrows-live-utb?e=807d2a304f

Please circulate widely…diverse youth voices are so necessary and great skills are being offered!

STORYTELLING FOR CHANGE: A FILMMAKING CAMPAIGN

Calling all youth creators across Canada! Share your story by making a short film this summer.

The...

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Sign the petition for post-carbon communities!

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[evoz] Who killed Berta Caìceres?

Dear CASC supporters, When Cafe is able to resume we will have follow-up on this important article. Until then stay safe and in solidarity, Terry Wolfwood ................................................................................................................................................................... Who killed Berta Caìceres? (from RIGHTS ACTION)

Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet

by Nina Lakhani, https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/who-killed-berta-caceres

· This is an extract from “Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet”, by Nina Lakhani, published by Verso Books on 2 June

Who killed Berta Caìceres? Behind the brutal murder of an environment...

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Introducing the "State of BC Health - June 2020"

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Dear Paov --

Welcome to the first edition of our ongoing monthly update of the State of BC Health. In these short monthly messages from us, you’ll hear about what's happening provincially in health care and our work, campaigns and resources in support of public health care.

At the BC Health Coalition, we are a small but mighty team committed to defending and strengthening public health care. As a small team, we rely on our coalition allies, partner organizations, and you -- our individual supporter -- to amplify our message and work. In this space, we’ll also bring you interesting and informative analysis that helps you understand our work and why we do it.

Happy reading and sharing!

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Its #NoTMX Tuesday, call Liberty Mutual insurance!

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Act now to strengthen public health care

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Dear Paov --

Now is the time to let Health Minister Dix and the BC government know that we want public health care solutions. Earlier this month, the government announced plans to deal with the biggest surgical backlog in our history. It includes some commitments to bold public solutions, but also worrying plans to expand the use of for-profit surgical clinics.

By sending an email to Health Minister Dix, we can ask the government to continue to be bold and implement already proven public solutions that build the public capacity of our health care system at this critical time. Click HERE to send the email.


In the 3 years prior to the pandemic, BC's government made significant progress in reducing surgical wait times by increasing public surgical capacity and expanding the use of efficient best practices. These improvements helped reduce wait times for all British Columbians. However with the COVID Surgical Renewal Plan, public funding is now being redirected to private clinics in hopes of a quick, temporary fix to the surgical backlog. This funding would be better spent in continuing to expand and enhance public surgery resources to help...

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[evoz] coffee

Greetings this June 2, 2020.
A batch of freshly roasted Nicaragua coffee is available for $14 per 1 lb. bag.
Phone Allen at 250 384-0477 to arrange purchase and pick up.

Protect the Fraser Estuary and the species that call it home

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Resources and information about implementation of coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment for all

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Paov --

In March, we shared the government’s announcement that “if you are present in B.C. and would otherwise not be eligible for coverage under MSP, you will be provided provincially insured health care coverage for services related to, suspected, or confirmed cases of infection with COVID-19.”

While there were issues with slow implementation of the policies, thanks to mobilisation from community members, health care professionals, and BC Health Coalition members like yourself as well as our communication with the Minister’s Office, we are now confident that people who have accessed these services will not have to fear debt or financial hardship regardless of when or where they accessed these services.

If you are or know an individual who has outstanding...

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Virtual trivia night: Wilderness and Wildlife across Canada

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