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Stephen Harper government lies to world on housing

November 15, 2012

The federal government will have to answer to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva for its failure to keep its pledges to the Universal Periodic Review process, which holds countries accountable for their human-rights records. The Georgia Straight – News And Views

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Food banks are pushing for a tax break for businesses that lend a helping hand

November 15, 2012
Food banks are pushing for a tax break for businesses that lend a helping hand

Tis the season for giving, and food banks are hoping the federal government will provide a new incentive for businesses to give generously. Global TV BC News

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Injunction application against Chinese miners to resume Friday

November 15, 2012
Injunction application against Chinese miners to resume Friday

A Federal Court judge may rule Friday on a request to keep hundreds of Chinese miners from travelling to BC until a decision is made on whether they were legally hired to work here. Charles Gordon is the lawyer for two unions seeking that interim injunction (The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 and [...]

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Victoria citizens oppose secondary sewage treatment plan

November 15, 2012
Victoria citizens oppose secondary sewage treatment plan

Dozens of Greater Victoria citizens packed a regional district meeting Wednesday demanding a challenge of the federal government’s order to build a secondary sewage treatment plant. CBC | British Columbia News

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Vancouver in ‘urgent’ need of upgrades to transit, water systems, Mayor Gregor Robertson says

November 14, 2012

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson joined municipal leaders from across the country Tuesday in asking the federal government for an additional $ 2.5 billion a year for the next two decades to deal with crumbling infrastructure they say threatens the country’s competitive edge. From an “urgent need” for transit improvements along the Broadway corridor to multi-million [...]

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