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british columbia

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Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to David Eby

Justice for Jason

On January 19, 2018, our family member and friend, Jason Dhaliwal, was tragically murdered in a van just outside his home. In the days since his death, the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) and Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) have failed Jason, his family, and the public in Abbotsford with how their investigation has been handled: The police took too much time to respond to the murder to begin with The police took too much time to review the home security camera footage and they lost valuable time before they could identify the vehicle(s) of the murder suspects During a time of escalating violence in the Metro Vancouver area, the police claimed “mechanical issues” prevented them from using a helicopter to track the vehicle(s) of the murder suspects The police have provided cloudy and mixed answers to the family and the media regarding why the street cameras in the area were not operational on the date of the murder As mourning family members came to the scene of the crime, a member of the APD said the police is “not there to entertain anybody;” this was a hurtful, insensitive, and unprofessional statement to make In addition, the media has unprofessionally assumed Jason’s guilt by association and has unreasonably tried to connect the dropping of charges against Jason in 2012 with his murder. Since Canada is a country that presumes the innocence of its citizens until they are proven guilty, the media’s behavior has undermined Jason’s dignity and rights by prejudicially poisoning the well of public opinion. We are concerned with how law enforcement’s public relations efforts have contributed to a completely inaccurate impression in the court of public opinion. Therefore, we, the family and friends of our lost brother, seek Justice for Jason. We need your help in convincing our local and provincial governments to review this case and to reform law enforcement in Abbotsford. Insofar as APD is a municipal police agency, and as the population of Abbotsford has grown significantly, we are concerned that the capacities of the APD are outmatched by the community’s needs. The notion that nonoperational cameras and helicopters would impede a response to a homicide is unacceptable. We propose that the APD be replaced by the federally regulated RCMP that is properly funded, resourced, and transparent. We propose that the RCMP is better suited to resolve the ongoing violence in our community. We want Jason to be the last innocent person that dies because of policing that fails to promote public safety and transparency. Please sign this petition and help us bring this tragic situation to the attention of the Province of British Columbia’s Attorney General, the Honourable David Eby.

Justice for Jason
1,398 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks 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! 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
4,971 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Honourable Adrian Dix, Patient Care Quality Office, Patient Care Quality Office

Help people with bipolar disorder who need clonazepam

(image attribution) --- Dec 2017 update: It has been 10 months since my benzo withdrawal. The withdrawal symptoms only last a few days. I am very unwell. I need clonazepam. Also, my apologies for the anger which can be heard in my April voice below. --- --- Friends/family: please do not mention my doctor's name, because I do not want to implicate him without his consent. Thanks! --- There is a train-wreck coming around the corner, and formal "doctor-talk" isn't working, so I must publicly appeal to the reason of the citizens of this province. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Canada appears to be working overtime to ban clonazepam. They started with the opioid/benzo problem, got overzealous, and are now reviewing doctors who prescribe clonazepam to people with bipolar disorder. Their efforts include reviewing and threatening their peers (psychiatrists) with revoking their license to practice if they have acted upon their scientifically-backed knowledge that certain people with Bipolar Disorder and/or PTSD, anxiety, CSA, DID, or seizures benefit greatly from clonazepam. Doctors aren't allowed to talk about this, because their "hands are tied." I talked to someone from the Fraser Health Authority, and he said that they know what's going on lately, but guess what... their hands are also tied. He told me that the College just says, "this is the way it is," and so that's the way it is. The College sounds like a high-school bully. Professionals who are in direct contact with patients aren't allowed to express their opinion? Psychiatrists carefully administer and monitor a controlled addition to clonazepam, which has far less damaging side effects than many prescribed medications, including the "orthodox" atypical antipsychotics and neuroleptics that are prescribed to patients with bipolar disorder. The dosages of these brain-damaging drugs may be reduced if the patient is also taking clonazepam (a benzodiazepine brand-named "Klonopin.").If the CPSBC's reckless efforts continue unchecked, it could eventually leave unstable people with bipolar disorder on the streets, without a doctor, smoking pot (as the only relief from mid-brain distress/damage), and without prescription medications that prevent psychosis and dangerous judgment! This would be a great cost, not only to these patients and their doctors, but also to our province and its taxpayers. Clonazepam effectively calms the damaged amygdalae of people with bipolar disorder and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or early childhood trauma, including Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and associated Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). It is also used for people suffering with epilepsy. There are no psychiatry-approved substitutes. Without clonazepam, we observe an increase in symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and other over-active panic responses, as well as an increase in trauma-related nightmares and general anxiety and stress.We do not have the credentials nor the time to conduct careful scientific research into this; however, the College does, and they should do so without bias against "controlled addictions" while ignoring the efficacy of the medication.The formal process of intelligent psychiatrists reasoning with the College and submitting streams of paperwork (forms and letters), and of distressed patients filing formal complaints is not working, so we must increase awareness and pressure using social media.The College is fixated on their agenda, without regard for real people who are suffering.Ironically, the CPSBC's self-generated mandate includes this sentence: "The College’s overriding interest is the protection and safety of patients." Please see this public Facebook post to better understand why this matters to me: If I lost my psychiatrist, I would lose my prescription medications, including access to the antipsychotic which is preventing manic psychosis (delusions) and manic loss of judgment. I would need to lie about my clonazepam addiction for another psychiatrist to accept me as his patient, because doctors are not interested in being put under review because someone under their care is addicted to clonazepam. The best way for me to survive without clonazepam is to use medical marijuana, which also calms the damaged amygdalae in my mid-brain, but no psychiatrist in BC would prescribe medical cannabis to someone with bipolar disorder, because, from their accurate scientific perspective, there is not nearly enough research on using cannabis to treat neurological conditions. I am just one person with bipolar disorder. (We are many.) 1. Official link: There are none, because the information is all hidden from the public. It could only be found in Protected "doctor-speak" forms and letters, which, of course, no doctor is allowed to talk about. 20 April: see the update below for the college's official paper on this from June 2016. This is why the supervisor (the College) is not being supervised; hence, the necessity for (and inevitability of!) one or two or 25 disturbed bipolars with enough energy remaining in them to to go emotional in the news media so that the public and the BC Ministry of Health become the supervisors of the evidently over-bloated College that is ironically able to hide under the banner of "We Are Here to Make Sure that This Sort of Crap Doesn't Happen to Patients in BC."

Paul Jubenvill
317 supporters