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british columbia

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Petition to John horgan, Dan Ashton, hon.harry bains, donna barnett, hon.lisa beare, Garry Begg, Mike Bernier, Shirley Bond, Jagrup Brar, Stephanie Cadieux, Spencer Chandra Herbert, Rich Coleman, Doug Clovechok, hon.george chow, Raj Chouhan, hon katrine conroy, bob D'eith, Judy Darcy, Katrina Chen, dan davies, michael.de jong, mitzi dean, adrian dix, Doug Donaldson, David Eby, Mable Elmore, sonia fursenau, Scott Fraser, Eric Foster, Rob Fleming, Mike Farnworth, Simon Gibson, Rick Glumac, George Heyman, Marvin Hunt, anne kang, ravi kahlon, jas johal, Carole James, joan isaacs, Ronna-Rae Leonard, British Columbia, Justin Trudeau, the coulson group, Clifford J. Coulson, Wayne C. S. Coulson, wayne coulson

The Coulson Group To Protect BC

We band together when Christy Clark made these same mistakes, we stood together then, its time to stand together now. We keep voting in these people and allow them too take over our province. Choices like who fights our fires and saves our homes, life's and communities should be just as much our choice as it is theirs. Something they don't seem to recognize. Who votes them in ? who gives them their power ? we do. Just as easily we can take it away.   The Coulson Group Company has a big fleet of fire fighting aircraft, they are on the leading edge of fire fighting technology . People say they aren't approved to fly for Canada, but why would they spend money when the b.c government doesn't want them.  The Mars was certified by Transport Canada Each And Every Years Of Use !  The agency counted 170 new fires Wednesday on top of 130 tallied a day earlier. Environment and Climate Change Canada said on Twitter that more than 30,000 lightning strikes were recorded Wednesday. August 06th there have been 1,502 fires that have happened this year alone and 101,326 hectares burned which is 250,381.999 Acres.  When is enough ?  20 New fires today August 07th , how much are they going to burn ?   302 wildfires larger than 0.01 hectares and all wildfires of note in British Columbia as of midnight (00:00 PST) August 05,2018 After last year’s record-setting wildfire season in BC, a Vancouver-Island-based company says the province is missing out on an opportunity to make a bigger impact this time around. Fighting fires from the air at night really makes an impact, according to Coulson Group president Wayne Coulson. “One of the things we see, at night of course, when you take the heat out of a fire, the sun goes down and the relative humidity climbs,” Coulson said. “That seems to be when the fire is the weakest. So there’s periods of time, and of course it depends on the weather, when that fire lays down and you’re able to go attack it.” The Fireliner will have a flow rate of 2,200 gallons per second. “Our competitive advantage with both the C-130s and the Boeing 737 is the flow is so heavy that we can do direct attacks on top of the fire,” he said. The company plans to bid on contracts in the United States, Australia, South America and Europe. Coulson Aviation is also building a fourth C-130 in Arizona. Coulson said he hopes that the newly elected government in British Columbia might mean more opportunity to bid on local contracts. Most recent B.C. contracts under the Liberals have gone to the same company, Abbotsford-based Conair Aerial Firefighting. “It’s our hope that with the new government and balance of power that we do get opportunities for our aircraft in the province of B.C.,” Coulson said. Coulson Group of Companies also operates the Mars bombers — the largest water bombers in the world. The Martin Mars was retired from firefighting service in 2013, but was brought back in 2015 for the forest-fire season on a $600,000 contract. Coulson planned to sell the retired air tanker, since neither the B.C. nor Alberta governments had requested its support, but is still looking for buyers. Its Hawaii Mars, which was damaged during the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow In 2016, Was Back In The Air 2017.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vdYvzHqFjVYPdj87n1RcqeR8kP8Rd2r1/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K4li8EmuteJume1ngZi4Jm_GFz_pPgat/view?usp=sharing      

British Columbians
2,037 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to British Columbia Government, John Horgan, Carole James

Stop BC's Speculation Tax

Twitter: @StopBCSpecTax The BC Government has proposed what they call a "Speculation" Tax in their 2018 Budget.  The objective of this tax is to prevent "foreign" real estate owners from driving up the price of BC real estate by purchasing BC real estate, leaving the properties vacant and then flipping the properties simply to make a profit, thereby driving BC real estate prices higher. As submitted to B.C. Legislature: To the Honourable the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in Legislature Assembled:The petition of the undersigned, residents of the province of British Columbia, states that:The tax as proposed must be stopped. Any tax written must target ONLY real estate speculators, partially vacant homes must be excluded regardless of ownership.The B.C. Speculation Tax is unfair to all owners of non-primary residence homes in British Columbia and is unfair to the local communities these owners support. These home owners are not real estate speculators and legitimately own these homes for a variety of personal reasons unrelated to real estate speculation. Rental of these homes when not in use cannot be a factor for taxation and the new tax on these homes must not go forward. And the requests of municipalities that wish to opt out of this tax must be respected.Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House Stop British Columbia's Speculation Tax as currently proposed. Dated 2nd day of April, 2018. I am caught in the tax below as a “Satellite Family” except that we are a Canadian Satellite Family not what the term generally means in the BC Real Estate world, i.e. wealthy investors from outside the country. I am currently an Alberta resident but I have owned property in BC as a vacation home since 2006. I consider the Okanagan home. My husband was raised in Coquitlam and attended UBC. We will retire there in a few short years. We are residents, not speculators. We and many of our friends and family from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan have visited our Okanagan home and spent many weeks and months there as residents.  We spend thousands of dollars in our home community every year, at restaurants, Superstore, Save-On Foods, wineries, restaurants, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, the list goes on.  We are residents, not speculators. BC Residents: Please sign this petition. We do not want to leave our home but we cannot afford the "speculation" tax which more than doubles, and then more than quadruples our property taxes. If we sell, and we would have to, we not only have to abandon our dream vacation home but we take all of our spending with us. Who will buy our home? A BC resident? Maybe, or maybe an actual speculator. Ministry of FinanceTax Information SheetISSUED: February 2018 Information Sheet 2018 Tax Info Sheet The speculation tax will target foreign and domestic speculators in BC. These are homeowners who have removed their units from BC’s long-term housing stock –meaning they are not owner-occupied or a qualifying long-term rental property.Satellite families - households with high worldwide income that pay little income tax in BC - will also be captured by the tax.The speculation tax will initially apply to the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Capitaland Nanaimo Regional Districts, and in the municipalities of Kelowna and WestKelowna.In 2018, the tax rate will be $5 per $1,000 of assessed value. In 2019, the rate will increase to $20 per $1,000 of assessed value. The owners of this petition can be reached at stopspectaxbc@gmail.com Find your MLA here:  https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members

Stop BC Speculation Tax
20,376 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to John Horgan, Carole James, Lana Popham, Adrian Dix, Rich Coleman, Dr. Andrew Weaver, Lawrence MacAulay

Ban Battery Cages in British Columbia

What’s the first thing you see when you wake up? What if it was a cage? What if every single day you woke up, you saw a cage? Would you enjoy that? I know I wouldn’t, and I know the over two million egg laying hens in B.C. don’t enjoy it either. They also hate being crammed together in these cages with on average less space than a standard piece of printed paper (94 square inches). That tiny space is all they will ever have for their entire lives. They aren’t treated like living animals, they’re treated like machines. They aren’t given a proper place to lay their eggs, nor are anywhere to dustbathe or perch. These are natural behaviours that are important to them, and it is extremely stressful and uncomfortable when they cannot perform these behaviours. To make matters worse, instead of dustbathing, hens are often forced to bathe in urine and feces that fall from other hens in cages stacked above. The list of welfare risks and cruelties that these animals endure on a daily basis is endless, which is why it's up to us to call on the government to ban this cruel and dangerous practice. Please sign this petition to urge Agriculture Minister Lana Popham and the B.C. Government to ban battery cages in our egg industry. This would not only benefit millions of neglected hens, but it would also drastically lower the risk of salmonella infection for B.C. citizens. A study by the European Food Safety Agency, which analyzed data from 5,000 egg farms in more than 20 countries found that eggs from battery caged hens were twenty-five times more likely to carry salmonella infection than uncaged free run hens! Momentum is building in the cage-free movement. Major food chains such as Mcdonald’s, Subway, Tim Hortons and Burger King have committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs in the future. Major grocers such as Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Walmart Canada have done the same. Recently, the Egg Farmers of Canada have pledged to end the use of battery cages by 2036. This is a big step in the right direction, but the 2036 timeline is ridiculously drawn-out. If the B.C. government truly cares about the safety of B.C. citizens and B.C. farm animals it must lead by example and ban caged housing in our egg industry, allowing a far shorter timeline. This is simply the right thing to do. - Ned Taylor UPDATE: Like our Facebook page to enhance the fight for a cage-free BC: https://www.facebook.com/Cage-Free-BC-1840004186274923/  Bibliography http://www.bcegg.com/farm-to-table/bc-egg-producers http://www.spca.bc.ca/animal-issues/farm-animal-welfare/farm-animals/egg-laying-hens.html http://www.choosecagefree.org/cage-free-benefits http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/97r http://www.humanefood.ca/battery.html  

Ned Taylor for Saanich Council
64,744 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Premier of British Columbia John Horgan, David Eby, Michael Lee, Sonia Furstenau

Say NO to ICBC injury compensation caps!

This petition was started and promoted by car accident survivors and their families from real estate/construction, mining, markets/finance, unemployed, stay at home parents, retired, doctors etc ......We come from various backgrounds, political beliefs and income levels. WE ARE VOTERS WHO WILL STOP CAPS and we need your support to do so. Protect your rights, life and health if you get hit by a bad driver!!! -Caps mean paying a tiny, pre-set, “one-size-fits-all” amount for car accident injuries.  -If you or anyone you care about has been injured in a car accident you must sign this petition.  -If you are a driver, cyclist, pedestrian or transport user you must sign this petition.  -Injury caps mean: good drivers pay for bad drivers.  Injury caps mean all British Columbians will pay to subsidize bad drivers.  -You will be stuck with “insurance” that is much worse than what you have now and you will be paying the same or more for less coverage!  -Injury caps harm everyone!             -Injury caps deny access to justice because only the wealthy can afford to challenge the caps. -Injury caps hurt business owners and the self employed. ICBC will not easily pay for business losses caused by auto accidents.  Often, pain and suffering damages are the only recourse for a business owner/self employed person who suffers from auto accident injuries. -Injury caps hurt retired people who do not have income losses but have pain and suffering caused by bad drivers. -Injury caps really hurt pedestrians, cyclists and children who will not benefit from promised rate freeze (which is just a promise anyways) -Injury caps do nothing to address the core issue affecting the cost of claims: the explosion of accidents caused by bad driving. Say NO to ICBC injury compensation CAPS! SIGN AND DISTRIBUTE THIS PETITION CTV News Coverage of the May Surrey Protest Against ICBC Injury Caps: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=138782 Video: Dr. Barre explains the dangers of Caps and "minor" injuries  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZnp9wF9b20 Please contact your MLAs at the following link and ask them to STOP ICBC CAPS: https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members Please join our Facebook for interesting discussions and updates: https://www.facebook.com/Say-NO-to-ICBC-injury-compensation-caps-143404156360618/        

Car Accident Survivors and Supporters for Fair Auto Insurance in BC
6,724 supporters