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Record-high numbers reveal housing and homelessness crisis in B.C.

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On June 7, members and allies of Alliance Against Displacement occupied the B.C. Housing office in Vancouver to demand the Liberal government address the city's homelessness crisis.

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Serious overhaul of TFWP needed to address multiple human rights issues

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), the agricultural stream of Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP).

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B.C. continues to neglect climate recommendations, favours LNG projects

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As Trudeau's Liberal government meets its six-month mark of being in office, climate group the Pembina Institute is calling for a clear, comprehensive climate change test for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) projects.

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High risk of injury for young workers prompts B.C. schools and students to act

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Twenty-nine young workers died on the job in B.C. between 2010 and 2014. And, according to WorkSafeBC, young workers, people age 25 and under, are more likely than any other age group to be injured on the job.

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Homeless deaths in B.C. spike by 70% from previous year, report finds

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Last week, Megaphone Magazine -- Vancouver and Victoria's street magazine and low-barrier employment opportunity for individuals living in homelessness or poverty -- released a report on homeless deaths in the B.C.

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B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of tent city residents

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After a three week wait, B.C. Supreme Court judge Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled in favour of Victoria's Super InTent City on Tuesday and refused to grant an injunction to the Province of B.C. to remove the camp's residents.

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B.C. now has the lowest minimum wage in Canada

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Today the province of B.C. acquires an all-new claim to fame: having the lowest minimum wage in Canada.

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New BCTF president Glen Hansman takes aim at gender inequality and child poverty

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Site C protesters continue hunger strike as food security, environmental concerns persist

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Update: Kristin Henry was hospitalized on the evening of March 31 after being on hunger strike for almost three weeks. She was released on April 5 according to the Stop Site C facebook group.

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Province of B.C. seeks injunction to dissolve tent city community

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Tomorrow, in Victoria's Supreme Court, the Province of B.C. is seeking an injunction to forcibly remove the remaining residents of Super InTent City.

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