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Archived News 2019:
December, 2019 - BC Seniors Advocate releases annual report “Monitoring Seniors Services” for 2018/2019
December, 2019 - Winter 2019 edition of The Advocate now available on-line
December, 2019 - Sister Marion Pollack, BC FORUM Board member, is the CLC’s 2019 Carol McGregor Disability Rights Award winner
December, 2019 - BC FORUM adds new Benefit Plan option, the “Platinum Plan”
November, 2019 - BC FORUM supports continuation and extension of BC Hydro Customer Crisis Fund
October, 2019 - BC Federation of Labour issues boycott call on four luxury hotels in Vancouver
October, 2019 - BC FORUM pens letter to Ministers supporting paid leave for workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence
October, 2019 - If you are a caregiver, sign up for Family Caregivers of BC news to find out more about important resources. Read this month’s news headlines here.
October, 2019 - Statement from BC’s Seniors Advocate on UNIDOP
September, 2019 - BC FORUM submits letter to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
September, 2019 - More choices, stronger protection for people in assisted living
September, 2019 - BC FORUM issues Statement on 2019 International Day of Older Persons
September, 2019 - BC government proclaims October 1st International Day of Older Persons
September, 2019 - Autumn 2019 edition of The Advocate, ‘Federal Election issue’, now available on-line
August, 2019 - Infographic: Making medication safety a priority, from the Deprescribing Network
August, 2019 - BC Hydro applies for lower rates
August, 2019 - New supports help seniors stay connected to their communities - BC Gov’t news release
August, 2019 - Monthly column published by the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Federal Minister of Seniors; August column: Canada’s National Dementia Strategy
August, 2019 - Finance Committee releases report on Budget 2020 Consultation
August, 2019 - Landmark ruling by Labour Relations Board a victory for BC’s labour movement
August, 2019 - BC FORUM sends letter of support to USW Local 1-1937 and striking members working at Western Forest Products
August, 2019 - Volunteer opportunities available with Café Etico
July, 2019 - Boycott notice issued for Westminster Savings Credit Union *DISPUTE SETTLED, BOYCOTT REMOVED
July, 2019 - BC Fed issues “hot edict” on Western Forest Products in support of striking USW workers
July, 2019 - Canadian Health Coalition publishes Campaign e-News, Summer 2019 edition
May, 2019 - Summer 2019 issue of BC FORUM’s newsletter, The Advocate, now available for download
April, 2019 - Labour code changes help restore fairness and balance
April, 2019 - BC Health Coalition news release: New chapter in Brian Day trial: court to hear from defendants and patient intervenors in support of public health care
April, 2019 - BC FORUM endorses First Call’s Open Letter to Minister Bains to protect children & youth from employment-related injury and exploitation
April, 2019 - COSCO BC’s March 2019 newsletter now available for download
April, 2019 - Help stomp out Period Poverty
April, 2019 - Art Kube Celebration of Life announced
March, 2019 - Read MP Don Davies’ March 2019 community newsletter online: Free Tax Clinics; Create Your Canada Contest; Don in Parliament on neighbourhood schools, affordable housing
March, 2019 - Canadian Centre for Elder Law Newsletter, February 2019
February, 2019 - Research Rounds from the Office of the BC Seniors Advocate, February 2019 edition
February, 2019 - Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes
February, 2019 - Government of Canada’s Programs and Services for Seniors website
February, 2019 - Visit Seniors Transportation Access and Resources website
February, 2019 - “The next two weeks are big!”, says BC Fed
February, 2019 - Canadian Health Coalition publishes Campaign e-News, Winter 2019 edition
February, 2019 - Art Kube 1935 - 2019
February, 2019 - CPP and QPP benefits start to grow, from the Canadian Union of Public Employees
February, 2019 - Protect earned pensions: SIGN THE E-PETITION TODAY
February, 2019 - Burnaby South Federal By-election Town Hall event with all candidates taking place on February 9, 2019
February, 2019 - Listen to the Podcast: interview with Isobel Mackenzie, BC’s Seniors Advocate
January, 2019 - CLC issues ‘In the Loop’ e-newsletter of news & actions
January, 2019 - Broadbent Institute releases “Charting the path to National Pharmacare in Canada” - read it here.
January, 2019 - Office of the Seniors Advocate releases most recent report: “Monitoring Seniors Services 2018”
January, 2019 - Lower income families benefiting from Fair PharmaCare investment
January, 2019 - Growing call to put teeth into BC health-care coverage, from the Vancouver Sun