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Enbridge wants to revive a long-dead pipeline

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Poisoning nature for logging profits

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“I have to speak for the birds and th

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A tragic reality: Old-growth forests vanishing before our eyes

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Today is World Water Day!

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[Sjsall] BCs Office of the Human Rights Commis

Dear all:

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C. has witnessed a dramatic spike in hate incidents, leaving indelible marks across our communities. While we cannot be surprised by the rise of hate in this pandemic or in future states of crisis, hate is not inevitable. So, what can we do about it?

Following an 18-month investigation, the Inquiry into hate in the pandemic by BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner has produced a mountain of evidence showing that hate incidents, particularly gender-based violence and online hate, have surged. We must confront what we have experienced during the pandemic and take action now to prevent it from happening again.

To learn more about Inquiry’s findings and the 12 recommendations for change, we encourage you to read the report here: bchumanrights.ca/Inquiry-Into-Hate

All of us, as individuals who make up our communities and our province, have an obligation to understand and confront hate in our communities. We are not powerless in the face of hate. We have an obligation to educate ourselves, including by reviewing this report with a focus on the experiences of those who have been subjected to hate.

Thank...

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Share your feedback on BC's coastal marine strategy

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Last chance to speak up for spotted owl recovery

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Defending nature at the Supreme Court of Canada

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[evoz] Coming soon: Haiti Betrayed at Cafe Simpatico March 24

Please join us for the feature film "Haiti Betrayed." The filmmaker will be in attendance to discuss the film.
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Art Day of Action to end fracking

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[evoz] Reminder re Jane Brett's Protest Banners -pick-up Tuesday.

Hello everyone: This is a reminder that this upcoming Tuesday March 14th will be the day/time set aside for those of you who want to pick up some of Jane’s banners. Some of you have already reserved your preferences with Avril so please pick those up on Tuesday as well. Feel free to stop by and take a look and find one you think you would use. It will be wonderful to see some of Jane’s creative banners reappear at community actions in Victoria with their strong messages for justice. Thanks for those who have already responded. If you would like more information or have questions please contact Avril at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Many thanks, Heather r52 Protest Banners - Invitation Dear Friends,

My Mother’s beautiful and impactful demonstration banners and signs are looking for new homes and new events to attend.

If you would like one (or more) please come on March 14th from 2-6pm to select and pickup.

The address:...

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Stop extinction in Canada

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Recent legal wins to celebrate World Wildlife Day today

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[evoz] Save the date: Cafe Simpatico - March 24, 7:30pm

Please join us for the feature film "Haiti Betrayed." The filmmaker will be in attendance to discuss the film.
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BC Budget 2023 Update

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Paov --

On Tuesday the province tabled the 2023 budget which includes significant investments in health care. These investments will go a long way in reducing the barriers patients face in accessing primary care and in addressing the burnout and lack of resources that health care workers are facing. The budget is an indication that the government recognizes the challenges in our health care system.

In 2022, the BC Health Coalition presented a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in the BC Legislature. In our presentation, we recommended that the government consider making critical investments in the following areas for the 2023 budget:

  1. Hold private operators of long-term care homes accountable for the funding they receive and ensure all new capital investments are publicly or not-for-profit operated.
  2. Improve access to publicly funded home support by eliminating current regulated daily rate co-payments and by addressing the staffing crisis with higher wages and guaranteed hours of work.
  3. Address the primary...

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You are the momentum for old-growth

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[evoz] Jane Brett's Protest Banners - Invitation for pick-up.

Greetings to all, Those of us who knew the incomparable Jane Brett continue to miss her kind friendship and passionate activism. She crafted many creative banners for a range of causes with talented artistry. Jane’s daughter, Avril would like to find homes for as many of these banners as possible. Some of the causes Jane supported included Peace; Free Palestine; Stop Site C; Climate Justice and much more. If this time and place does not work for you. consider sending a friend for pick-up. It would be wonderful to see some of these amazing banners reused in Jane’s memory. Please feel free to share this information and to contact Avril with any inquiries. Love and Peace! Heather r52 Protest Banners - Invitation Dear Friends,

My Mother’s beautiful and impactful demonstration banners and signs are looking for new homes and new events to attend.

If you would like one (or more) please come on March 14th from 2-6pm to select and pickup.

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Your monthly update from the BC Health Coalition

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Your February 2023 monthly update from the
BC Health Coalition

UPDATE

B.C. isn’t a poster child for privatized health care

During the Throne Speech on February 6, 2023, B.C. Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin stated, “Some jurisdictions are pushing for more privatization, allowing the wealthiest to buy their way to the front of the line. Make no mistake, that doesn't fix the line. It would only lead to more costs and longer lines for the rest of us.” Premier Eby has indicated that his government will be looking to use public models to increase health care system capacity rather than expanding the use of for-profit clinics. That is good news if Eby’s government follows through. If it does, then B.C. can show the...

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico Feb 24 7:30 PM

The Victoria Central America Support Committee
presents
Cafe Simpatico
February 24, 7PM (doors open) 7:30 (presentation) Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road (across from the Belfry Theatre)
Peru: Constitutional Crisis and Social Explosion Peru’s right-dominated Congress impeached and arrested the country’s leftist indigenous President Pedro Castillo on December 7, 2022 after more than a year of systematically blocking his attempts to govern. What started as a constitutional crisis quickly became a social explosion as Peru’s indigenous and popular classes reacted furiously, blocking roads and airports across the country, converging on Lima to demand Congress’ dissolution, the interim President’s resignation, new elections and a constituent assembly. More than a defense of Castillo, this uprising is about his constituency’s ongoing political exclusion and the failures of neoliberalism in Peru.
Join us for a talk and discussion with noted anthropologist, author and activist, Peter Gose. Everyone is welcome!

Refreshments and Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee. Donations gratefully accepted. Come see old friends and familiar faces as Cafe Simpatico resumes in person at the FCA Paul Phillips Hall.



Sponsored by the Victoria Central America Support Committee (CASC)

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