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Another massive LNG plant on the West Coast?

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If approved, this facility will one of the worst polluters in BC

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Ksi Lisims LNG is almost as big as LNG Canada


Hi Paov,

BC’s greenhouse gas emissions are slowly falling, but in 2025 that downward trend will slow or even halt as the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat starts operations, preventing the province from meeting its climate commitments.

Ksi Lisims LNG is a proposal in Nisga’a territory to liquefy almost as much gas as LNG Canada.

With climate disasters pummeling our communities, it’s hard to believe the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) is considering making the problem even worse. Let them know you won’t stand for it.

WRITE NOW

Backers of the project want to use hydroelectricity to liquefy the gas but that will only happen if BC Hydro — and its ratepayers — build it a brand new transmission line. Even then, the fracking required to fill it will make the facility among the province’s worst polluters.

While the...

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Ocean conservation is climate action, Paov

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Stick up for public health care

NationBuilder r1 Register today to stick up for public health care solutions, not privatization ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Dear Paov,

We're calling all advocates of public health care - health care workers, patients, seniors, researchers, and the public - to stick together for health care solutions, not privatization.

Our health care system is in crisis. We’re in urgent need of reform, innovation, and brave conversations about what the future must look like for public health care. While some are ready to give up on public health care, we think it’s time we invest in bold public solutions that can improve quality and access for everyone.

Join us in Vancouver for an in-person Townhall Meeting on November 20, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at SFU Harbour Centre. Go to bchealthcoalition.ca/stickuptownhall to register and secure your spot today.

Register Now!

We have decades of evidence and the wisdom of frontline healthcare workers pointing us in the right direction. At the Townhall, we will hear about the many possibilities for improving access and quality of health care within...

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Clean up the toxic Tulsequah Chief Mine

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Stop the mine pollution in the Taku River


Hi Paov,

It's time for the BC government to keep their promise and clean up the toxic Tulsequah Chief mine.

The Tulsequah Chief mine in Northern BC, near Alaska, is right next to the pristine Take River, teeming with biodiversity. The mine has been flooding the Taku River with toxic run-off for over six decades. The Taku River is home to many species of salmon, vital to the ecosystem and to many species that rely on them.

In 2015, the BC government promised to clean up the mine. Yet eight years later its pollution continues unabated. We must demand they clean up this toxic problem.

Write now

The Taku’s annual salmon runs can top two million wild fish, including chinook, coho, sockeye, chum and pink salmon. The acid mine drainage stemming from the Tulsequah Chief mine is laced with toxic metals such as lead and copper that can inhibit the...

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Your monthly update from the BC Health Coalition

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Your October 2023 monthly update from the
BC Health Coalition

UPDATE

Register today for our Sticking up for Public Health Care Townhall

Our health care system is in crisis. We’re in urgent need of reform, innovation, and brave conversations about what the future must look like for public health care. We’re extremely concerned that the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is sponsoring a cross-country conversation about the role of private health care. We're pushing back. Join us for an evening of learning and organizing, where we will examine the overwhelming evidence against growing the role of private for-profit providers. To be clear - this is not a debate. Public health care is the proven best way to ensure access to health care is based on need, not wealth. We will hear from health care providers and experts...

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West Coasts 2022-23 Impact Report is

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The last wild-born spotted owl is in th

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Spotted owl won’t go extinct on our watch


Hi Paov,

What a whirlwind few weeks it has been on the campaign to defend the spotted owl — let me try and catch you up.

Last week, we took the federal government to court, represented by our lawyers at Ecojustice and accompanied by our ally Chief James Hobart from Spô'zêm First Nation, regarding their eight-month delay in issuing an emergency order for the spotted owl.


Spotted owl and an emergency order

Under the federal Species at Risk Act, when the environment minister determines an approaching threat to a species — which he did in January — he can recommend an emergency order to the federal cabinet to protect the owl’s critical habitat from further destruction, in this case it was logging.

More than a thousand of you wrote letters in January in support of the order, thank you! But then, eight months went by … until the minister finally made the “emergency” order a few...

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Webinar Series: Assessing the Impact of the Supreme Court IAA Decision

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[evoz] This Friday: Cafe Simpatico October 27, 7:30 PM

Central America Support Committee

presents
Cafe Simpatico
Friday, October 27, 2023
Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association 1923 Fernwood Road Doors open at 7:00 PM: Program at 7:30 PM
Join the Central America Support Committee and award-winning film maker Judy Jackson for a screening of Judy's film 'Central America and the Migrant Crisis - Where Can We Live in Peace'. The film discusses the story of the ABBA House migrant shelter founded by Pastor Ignacio Ramirez in Celaya, Mexico. This sanctuary helps tens of thousands of migrants, many women and children, who are fleeing violence, crime, climate change and corruption in Central America.
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Recently, Pastor Ignacio was donated a large piece of land on which to build his vision of a Cultural and Human Rights Centre that will offer amputees medical, music and art therapy, along with educational workshops. It will be an example to the world of what is possible. We hope the event raises awareness regarding this important project.

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments including Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee. Come see old friends, meet new people, and show your support for Latin America. Donations at this event are for ABBA House.


Sponsored by Central America Support...

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Don't miss your chance to shape our priorities

NationBuilder r1 Fill out our survey on long-term care funding reform ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Dear Paov,

I’m blown away. In just a few days, more than one thousand BC Health Coalition supporters have filled out our survey to share their priorities for a new provincial funding model for contracted long-term care in B.C. – but we haven’t heard from you Paov.

The survey closes at midnight on October 25th so there’s less than a week left to weigh in. Will you fill out the survey before the deadline?

Here’s the first question: What is your top priority for the new long term care funding model?

Requiring that funding for care be spent on care

Improving the accuracy and transparency of reporting to keep operators accountable for how they spend public funds

Ensuring common employment conditions across the sector by standardizing wages, benefits and working conditions

Taking into account input from key stakeholders in the long-term care sector including workers and their unions, resident and family councils, and seniors’ organizations

Something else

The government is currently working on a new funding model, and the BC Health Coalition is planning a major campaign to ensure the new model takes into account the priorities of seniors, families, and workers. The results of...

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Courtroom drama over enviro laws

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[evoz] Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night presents:
“ITHAKA”A father. A family. A fight for justice.7pm Thursday, Oct. 19 at Cedar Shores75 Gorge Rd. W.Recreration Bldg.

The world's most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has become an emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes. Now with Julian facing a 175-year sentence if extradited to the US, his family members are confronting the prospect of losing Julian forever to the abyss of the US justice system. This David-and-Goliath struggle is personal -- and, with Julian's health declining in a British maximum-security prison, the clock is ticking.


5:30pm there will be smokeys on buns with beverages served...

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What's the path to a Just Transition?

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Find out on Oct. 24!

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How can we support workers and communities to transition?


Hi Paov,

Our world is changing faster than ever. Climate disasters are getting worse every year. But the rollout of renewable energy and other climate solutions is also speeding up. Global fossil fuel demand is expected to peak and begin to decline this decade.

This is both tremendous news and not fast enough. However, for workers, this pace of change can be daunting. Let’s hear what they need to navigate this transition successfully.

I'LL BE THERE

On October 24 at 7 p.m., with our friends at the Council of Canadians and the Worker Solidarity Network, we’ll hear from workers in several industries at the forefront of the transition away from fossil fuels.



Featuring

  • Ivan Drury, Transportation worker, Transit Driver
  • Cliff Madsen, Aluminum sector worker, Unifor Local 2301
  • Byron Cruz, Migrant Worker Program Coordinator, BC Federation of Labour

These workers will...

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Share your opinion: What are your priorities for long-term care reform?

NationBuilder r1 Take part in bringing the needed funding reforms in BC's long-term care system. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Paov,

We want to hear from you - what should the priorities be for a new provincial funding model for contracted long-term care in BC? Fill out our survey, it will only take 3 minutes.

Share Your Opinion

On Tuesday, October 31st, BC Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie is joining our Campaign Call to share more about her latest report that found contracted long-term care facilities' profits are rising much faster than what they spend on patients. She will share her recommendations to bring fundamental reform to the funding of contracted long-term care facilities. We want to make sure your voice is included in this conversation.

If you haven’t already, there’s still time to register to join our Campaign Call, Tuesday October 31st at 2:00pm PST. Come show your support and add your voice for long-term care funding reform with other members, seniors, families and health care workers.

Take part in bringing the needed...

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Bonnie Raitt gave us Something to Talk

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But it wasn’t only that…

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Environmental awareness with Bonnie Raitt


Hi Paov,

We did it. We went on tour with ten-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt as a preferred charity. From tears to goose bumps to encores, there was a little something for everyone. Opening act Royal Wood kept us smiling and laughing, while Bonnie mesmerized us with her combination blues/folk/rock/country sound, her guitar and her smooth voice.

But it wasn’t only that. While Bonnie touched our hearts with her music we were there every step of the way giving the crowd something to talk about: the climate and biodiversity crises and how we can stop it in the nick of time.

Can you chip in today and help us cover the tour costs?

Yes! I'll donate now​​​​​

We couldn’t say no to the opportunity to raise awareness about the critical environment work you and I do together. Thanks to the tour we've signed up hundreds of new activists to join our...

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Emergency phone blitz for pharmacare

NationBuilder r1 It's time to win pharmacare for all ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Paov,

News broke last week that the NDP has rejected the Trudeau government's draft pharmacare bill which fell far short of the public, universal drug coverage that had been promised. Health Minister Mark Holland will have to go back to the drawing board and quickly come up with another draft – this is a chance to make our voices heard.

Our friends at the Council of Canadians are organizing an emergency online rally and phone blitz tomorrow to flood the Health Minister's office with messages of support for public, universal pharmacare. Can you register now to join us on Thursday, October 12, at 4:00 pm PST?

REGISTER HERE

I've included the full invitation below from Council of Canadians campaigner Nik Barry-Shaw.

Audrey Guay, BC Health Coalition
https://www.bchealthcoalition.ca/


It’s working. The government is feeling the pressure. We can’t let up now.  

Yesterday, news broke that the NDP has rejected the Trudeau government’s draft pharmacare bill, which fell far short of the...

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Did you see Whitney's email?

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[evoz] Save the date: Cafe Simpatico Friday October 27

Central America Support Committee

presents
Cafe Simpatico
Friday, October 27, 2023
Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association 1923 Fernwood Road Doors open at 7:00 PM: Program at 7:30 PM
Join the Central America Support Committee and award-winning film maker Judy Jackson for a screening of Judy's film 'Central America and the Migrant Crisis - Where Can We Live in Peace'. The film discusses the story of the ABBA House migrant shelter founded by Pastor Ignacio Ramirez in Celaya, Mexico. This sanctuary helps tens of thousands of migrants, many women and children, who are fleeing violence, crime, climate change and corruption in Central America.
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Recently, Pastor Ignacio was donated a large piece of land on which to build his vision of a Cultural and Human Rights Centre that will offer amputees medical, music and art therapy, along with educational workshops. It will be an example to the world of what is possible. We hope the event raises awareness regarding this amazing project.

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments including Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee. Come see old friends, meet new people, and show your support for Latin America. Donations at this event are for ABBA House.


Sponsored by Central America Support...

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Join the Movement to End Fracking on Oct 17

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Your invited to the Oct 17 Frack Free BC Organizing Call


Hi Paov,

If you are getting this email, you are likely already well aware what kind of summer we just had in BC. The 2023 wildfires were the most destructive the province has ever seen.

Until next year, of course.

Climate disasters like wildfires and floods will just keep getting worse as long as we continue to burn fossil fuels. That's why, over the summer, Frack Free BC activists turned up the heat on decision makers by organizing rallies outside MLA offices throughout the province calling on the government to end fracking in BC.

Join us at the organizing meeting on October 17 at 5:30 pst to learn how you can get involved in the next phase of our plans

I’LL BE THERE

As the legislature reconvenes for its fall session and the BC NDP prepares for its upcoming November convention, the province is entering an...

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Tell the feds: Stand up to Big Oils

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Let's make sure oil companies aren't the only ones our government hears from

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Demand a strong emissions cap now!


Dear Paov,

For over a decade, we’ve fought Canada’s plans for oil and gas expansion because the industry’s growing emissions undo any effort people make in their own communities to limit pollution.

Together, we’ve stopped liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, the Northern Gateway and Energy East pipelines and the largest ever tar sands mine. We’re still fighting like hell against the rest — but it’s hard to win this game of whack-a-mole.

Now the federal government is planning to introduce a cap on oil and gas emissions that, if done right, could stop these bad projects before they’re ever proposed. Can you make sure they deliver?

WRITE NOW

We know fossil fuel lobbyists like the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have been pushing back hard on this, trying to secure more...

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