"The voters of London West deserve no less than to hear from candidates on the issue of a moratorium on job cuts.'" - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Despite scathing report on mental health services for children and youth, program at B.C. Children's Hospital sees hours cut and staff eliminated.
“Why are some programs being treated differently than others? This discrepancy amounts to program cuts by stealth and bad faith bargaining,” says Harmston.
“This government has pledged to improve employment opportunities for young people but 278 summertime ranger jobs for 17-year olds have been cut from last year.”
“We are not financially able to fund the increased wages without service reductions,” CEO Craig Monley wrote in a letter to front line staff dated June 24.
“The average child poverty rate for all Indigenous children in Canada is 40%, compared to 15% for non-Indigenous children,” says David Macdonald, a Senior Economist with the CCPA and co-author of the study.
“We will be emerging from this convention with a strong action plan to counter these attacks and moving our agenda of justice, equality and fairness for all Canadians forward.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“We believe that the provincial government must reinvest in community living and other critical services that support vulnerable families across British Columbia." - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Critical report released on youth and children's mental health in B.C.
“Given alcohol’s status as the leading risk factor for ill-health, injury and disability in North America” much more needs to be done, according to the researchers.