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May, 2015 - Maude Barlow publishes report: “Broken Covenant - How Stephen Harper set out to silence dissent and curtail democratic participation in Canada”

May, 2015 - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada issues May e-newsletter

May, 2015 - Canadian Medical Association and the Alliance for a National Seniors Strategy launches “Demand A Plan” website

April, 2015 - BC FORUM AGM taking place on June 17, 2015

April, 2015 - BC Labour Heritage Centre publishes Spring 2015 newsletter

April, 2015 - Seniors’ groups collaborate to make recommendations for federal budget and to highlight priority issues for 2015 federal election

March, 2015 - UBC study reports universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions

March, 2015 - Survey results show seniors need better information on supports

March, 2015 - Government announcement abandons working people - BC Fed

March, 2015 - NDP demands federal government accept recommendations from UN report

March, 2015 - National Pensioners Federation Newsletter now available for download - click here

February, 2015 - BC Budget misses the mark

January, 2015 - e-Newsletter now available

January, 2015 - MP Libby Davies issues January 2015 edition of Health E-Newsletter

November, 2014 - Beware the Solange Denis Effect, Prime Minister, by Tom Sandborn, from The Tyee

October, 2014 - Stereotyping seniors as wealthy does not reflect the reality for many BC seniors, by Isobel Mackenzie, Seniors Advocate

October 1, 2014 - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada issues statement on United Nations International Day of Older Persons

September, 2014 - Public sector unions tell Premier Clark “we stand in solidarity with teachers”

August, 2014 - Federal transfers not keeping up with costs

August, 2014 - It’s time for Nation Building in PEI again - A National Dementia Strategy (Click here for info about Bill C-356, National Dementia Strategy)

August, 2014 - Solidarity Rallies with BCTF first week of September 2014

August, 2014 - Sign the Petition to protect Defined-Benefit Pension Plans

July, 2014 - BC Labour Relations Board rules against IKEA in lengthy lockout dispute

July, 2014 - World Day for Decent Work to be recognized by International Trade Union Congress on October 7 2014

July, 2014 - Libby Davies issues June 2014 edition of E-Health Newsletter

July, 2014 - Federal NDP Health Critic issues Summer Newsletter

July, 2014 - The CLC Calls on the Federal Government to move Forward, Not Backward, on Retirement Security

June, 2014 - Let’s fix Medicare instead of trying to destroy it

June, 2014 - Statement of solidarity with teachers from BC Federation of Labour

June, 2014 - Overview of the 2014 BC FORUM AGM

June 2014 - Federal NDP deliver National Strategy on Aging

May, 2014 - Save the Date! BC FORUM AGM: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Tom Kozar Education Centre at BCGEU offices in Burnaby

May, 2014 - The Advocate now available on-line, read selected articles and TAKE THE SURVEY here

May, 2014 - You are invited to the Vancouver Working Class and Labour History Walking Tours Launch Party taking place on May 22, 2014

May 10, 2014 - Rally to support IKEA workers in Richmond locked out for ONE YEAR

April, 2014 - BC seniors call on federal government to provide leadership in strengthening public health care

March, 2014 - Conservatives misled Canadians on CPP/QPP

March, 2014 - BCGEU: Seniors Advocate appointment necessary to tackle systemic changes

February, 2014 - Conservative budget lacks vision for future: CLC says government abandoning the middle class

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