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December, 2018 - Provide your feedback TODAY: Time limited deadline to make your voice heard on RETIREMENT SECURITY, by December 21, 2018

December, 2018 - Checklist: What to Do When Someone Dies

November, 2018 - BC FORUM President receives Joy Langan Social Justice Award at 2018 BC Fed Convention

November, 2018 - Government of Canada: Securing Canadians’ retirements with input from Canadians

November, 2018 - Ride-hailing legislation ignores the needs of transportation workers, says BCFED

November, 2018 - Canadian Health Coalition publishes Campaign e-News, Fall 2018 edition

November, 2018 - United Way of the Lower Mainland Community Update, including upcoming events

November, 2018 - COSCO BC publishes October 2018 newsletter, now available for download

November, 2018 - Seniors and patients to benefit from fair workplace legislation

November, 2018 - Canadian Health Coalition launches National Seniors Care Strategy campaign

October, 2018 - Live broadcast debate on Electoral Reform with Premier John Horgan and Leader of the Official Opposition Andrew Wilkinson on November 8 at 7:00 pm

October, 2018 - BC FORUM sends letters of concern to Prime Minister and Canada Post CEO re fair agreements for CUPW members

October, 2018 - New provincial legislation will help protect migrant workers from bad employers

October, 2018 - Labour Councils endorse 2018 municipal election candidates across BC

October, 2018 - NAFTA gets worse for Canadians under USMCA

September, 2018 - BC seniors to get the hours of care they need as funding and staffing increased

September, 2018 - BC Seniors Advocate releases report highlighting latest health data for BC residents receiving home care and living in long-term care facilities

September, 2018 - Housing, health care & pension issues dominate CURC’s national convention

September, 2018 - Hearts and minds of activists to galvanize national convention of retirees

September, 2018 - Op Ed Vancouver Sun: Hassan Yussuff: Canada needs a single-payer, universal prescription drug program

September 1, 2018 - Labour Day Op-Ed by Irene Lanzinger, president of the BC Federation of Labour

August, 2018 - Families and seniors receive more help to pay rent

August, 2018 - Support restoring western Canada bus service

August, 2018 - Join BC’s Labour Communities to celebrate Labour Day 2018

August, 2018 - Horgan government proclaims October 1st 2018 “International Day of Older Persons in the Province of British Columbia”

August, 2018 - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada: British Columbia Seniors want stronger national coordination from CURC

July, 2018 - B.C.’s seniors advocate says shortage of care aides due to low wages, not supply - from Global News

June, 2018 - It’s time for British Columbians to get what they vote for, says Pro Rep advocates

June, 2018 - Premier John Horgan featured speaker at BC FORUM Annual General Meeting

June, 2018 - BC and Ottawa sign 10 year $1 Billion affordable housing agreement

June, 2018 - Family-and-friend caregivers to receive much-needed relief with expanded supports

June, 2018 - Government’s Rental Housing Task Force needs your input

June, 2018 - National Pensioners Federation publishes June 2018 newsletter, download and read here

June, 2018 - COSCO BC publishes June 2018 newsletter, now available for download

June, 2018 - Vancouver Coastal Health launches new, 24-hours a day seniors transportation hotline

June, 2018 - Meet n’Greet for Northern Vancouver Island BC FORUM members: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

May, 2018 - BC government launches new bus service for northern half of province

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

May, 2018 - BC FORUM’s AGM set for Wednesday, June 27, 2018

May, 2018 - BC government’s primary health-care strategy focuses on faster, team-based care

April, 2018 - Good-bye to the discriminatory server wage - BCFED applauds commitment to end lower wages for liquor servers

April, 2018 - Spring 2018 issue of The Advocate now posted on-line

April, 2018 - SAVE THE DATE for BC FORUM’s Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

April, 2018 - Day of Mourning events taking place around the province on Saturday, April 28th

March, 2018 - BC FORUM President Diane Wood emails members about proportional representation *Updated April 20, 2018

March, 2018 - News from the Office of the Premier: New strategy will help more people get the surgeries they need faster

March, 2018 - BCFED calls for labour law reforms to remove barriers for workers to join unions

March, 2018 - Read the latest issue of the National Pensioners Federation newsletter.

February, 2018: Protein for People now “The Union Protein Project”

February, 2018: Throne Speech builds solid foundation to make life better, more affordable for BC workers

February, 2018: Government to cover prescriptions for lowest income earners

February, 2018 - BC Fair PharmaCare announcement:
An important step towards fairness and affordability

February, 2018 - Three-year wait for $15 minimum wage disappointing, says BC Fed

February, 2018 - Vancouver Sun Opinion piece: “It’s time to fix BC’s broken democracy’

February, 2018 - Canada’s unions unite with employers, doctors and retirees to call for pharmacare

February, 2018 - Seniors activist Lorraine Logan passes away

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February, 2018 - BC FORUM submits Poverty Reduction Strategy for Seniors to the BC government

February, 2018 - Appointment of new labour board chair, Jacquie de Aguayo, will restore fairness, balance at LRB says BC Fed

February, 2018 - CUPE BC Newsletter: Shaking up the house, collective action leads to progressive change at PBC

January, 2018 - Injured workers will benefit from enhanced WCB funding for advocacy and support

January, 2018 - Critical worker shortages in seniors care drive recruitment campaign

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