Tag Archives: Premier John Horgan

Seniors’ advocates want national standards for longer term care residents

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Seniors’ advocates are calling for federal action to better protect vulnerable long-term care residents as COVID-19 cases escalate across the country.

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Oregon votes to decriminalize some drugs

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Oregon’s overwhelming vote to decriminalize some drugs for personal use on Tuesday has experts and advocates in British Columbia wondering  what it will take for the province to move in the same direction.

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Low income families: don’t expect radical reforms from the NDP

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter and rebroadcast over the Oct 30, 2020 edition of Cortes Currents.

Although Premier Horgan’s $10-a-day childcare pledge would be a game-changer for many, Simon Fraser University’s Stewart Prest said other important issues — renters rights, welfare rates, homelessness and drug laws — got sideswiped off the election campaign stage by COVID-19. The political scientist in Vancouver said people hopeful for radical reforms from the newly elected B.C. New Democrat majority government should probably brace for some disappointment.

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Renters need more protections

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Legal advocate with Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre says renters need more protections during pandemic crisis, but says one of Premier John Horgan‘s few promises will be far from effective.

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