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BC FORUM Members in Action! 2018

BC FORUM members in action at union and community events

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December, 2018 - Provide Your Feedback TODAY - CONSULTATIONS WITH CANADIANS ON RETIREMENT SECURITY - deadline December 21, 2018.

Click here to fill out the online form.

Read more about this important issue here.



November, 2018 - With a federal election scheduled in October 2019, it’s time to take action now and start the conversation about Seniors Care.



October, 2018 - BC FORUM sends letters of concern to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada Post Interim President and CEO Jessica McDonald re Fair Collective Agreements for CUPW workers.

Download and read letter to the Prime Minister here.

Download and read letter to Jessica McDonald here.



John Hooker, BC FORUM Regional Rep. & Labour Council delegate to
New Westminster & District Labour Council, staffing BC FORUM display table at
MoveUp convention in Vancouver, Nov. 2-3, 2018.




BC FORUM was well represented at the National Pensioners Federation rally re Pharmacare and UN International Day of Older Persons at the Legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan in September, 2018. Top photo: clockwise from from top left: Diane Wood, BC FORUM President; Sam Wiese, BC FORUM 1st Vice President; Diane Wood, BC FORUM President. Bottom photo: on steps of Regina Legislature holding flag banner are, from left, Agnes Jackman, Dine Wood and Sam Wiese.



Pictured in photo are Mogens Jorgensen and Edna Park, BC FORUM Regional Reps./Kamloops & District Labour Council Delegates at 2018 Labour Day Event, Kamloops.



Marion Pollack, Director, BC FORUM Board, presented at Vancouver East NDP MP Jenny Kwan’s Pension Townhall held in Vancouver on Sunday, August 26, 2018. From left, Sister Pollack, MP Kwan, MP Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain).


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Advocating for a National Public Drug Plan, local activists attended the Community Dialogue session with the Federal Advisory Council held in Vancouver on August 15. Pictured are Diane Wood, President BC FORUM with other members of the Council of Senior Citizen Organizations of BC (COSCO) Executive members and Irene Lanzinger, President BC Federation of Labour and BC FORUM Chairperson. Photos by Carlos Carvalho, CLC Rep.


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Mogens Jorgenson, BC FORUM’s Regional Rep./Labour Council Delegate at the Kamloops & District Labour Council, attended the 33rd annual Miner’s Memorial event in Cumberland in June 2018 and layed flowers on Ginger Goodwin’s grave on behalf of BC FORUM.



Make a difference in support of pharmacare

Please do your part in advocating for a National Public Drug Plan:

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From the BC FORUM AGM 2018:

BC FORUM... “call upon the government of Canada to fix our bankruptcy laws to stop corporations from putting shareholders, banks and creditors ahead of their employees when they file for bankruptcy protection.”



Tell Trudeau to pay public service workers properly and on time, every time



Members on Vancouver Island attending the BC FORUM Meet and Greet held in Courtenay, June 20/18. At the head table is Diane Wood, President, BC FORUM and Crystal McBride, Representative, WE Consulting & Benefits. Photograph taken by Gary Reynolds,
BC FORUM member.



May, 2018 - BC FORUM sends letter of concern to Health Minister Adrian Dix about the recent takeover of Anbang Insurance by the Chinese government regulator.

Download and read the letter here.



May, 2018 - BC FORUM president Diane Wood, left, with Maureen Shaw, BC FORUM Board Member and former president of the Federation of Post Secondary Educators,
at the FPSE AGM on May 17th.



April, 2018 - BC Health Coalition sends letter of concern to Health Minister Adrian Dix about the recent takeover of Anbang Insurance by the Chinese government regulator.

Download and read the letter here.





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