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Coronavirus Pandemic

831 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to John Horgan

Grant Tetyana Melnychuk her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree which UNBC withheld through discrimination and abuse

Chairs of nursing schools can declare any nursing student "unsuitable" just as a matter of personal dislike for that person. The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) waited until the end of my registered nurse training  program to fail me in the last course, thereby maximizing their revenue, the bank's profit, and my student debt.  This happened even thought I was one of the top nursing students.  It was part of ongoing discrimination, abuse, and persecution against me by three nursing instructors and the chair of the nursing program at UNBC, who did not like the fact I am an immigrant English Second Language student and a single mother. UNBC consistently supports the chair of UNBC's School of Nursing, no matter what she and some of her faculty members do to nursing students. UNBC officials turn a deaf ear to the students' complaints unless the student can afford a lawyer.  Not surprisingly, since 2011 UNBC has banned lawyers from the student appeal process. I now owe a huge student debt with no means of repaying it or of supporting myself and my minor son. According to a lawyer, I have a human rights case against UNBC. However, without legal representation, I am unable to defend my rights against UNBC and obtain my registered nurse degree.  Moreover, Legal Aid and pro bono legal services do not provide help for low income people in cases such as mine. Provincial governments have privileged universities, but failed to protect students' rights and interests.  Publicly the BC government deplores the increase in child poverty! Please do not ignore this family; help and make one child's life better.                                                                                                                    I am asking you to help me obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNBC, so that I can write my registered nurse exam, receive my registered nurse license, find work, pay off my student debt, support myself and my son, and become a self sufficient member of society.                                                                                                                      What Martha MacLeod and some other UNBC instructors have done to some UNBC students is horrible.                                                                                                                UNBC must be compelled to treat its students fairly.  Students' rights need to be protected, and one of the best ways to do that is to allow students to have representation by a lawyer through all four stages  (instructor, chair, dean, senate) of the appeal process. This assistance needs to have funds available so that low and middle income students can enjoy the same effective rights as the wealthy. Please support us and pass this petition to others. Thank you very much for your support.   To know more about how UNBC has mistreated me, follow this link http://discriminationabuseofnursingstudent.blogspot.ca/      

Tetyana Melnychuk
2,608 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Patty Hajdu

Mandate COVID Vaccinations Now

Canada is a world leader in COVID-19 vaccinations. The vast majority of our nation is already fully vaccinated. But as the Delta variant has shown us, all it takes is a large enough transmissible population to provide the virus with an opportunity to mutate and spread. It's just a matter of time before a new, more virulent COVID variant develops resistance to vaccines via the unvaccinated. Because of this small minority, all Canadians' health and welfare is threatened. We have all borne the weight of this pandemic, impacting our families, our jobs, and our lives. The physical and mental toll we have paid is unprecedented. We know what needs to be done to end this. Many objected to mask mandates. Before introduction, mask adoption was low, despite the fact that overwhelming evidence demonstrated their effectiveness. Once mandated, the spread of the virus was dramatically curbed, and we as a nation were able to keep our hospitals and front-line caregivers from being overwhelmed. It is time to act again. Politicians fear passing vaccination mandates as political suicide, and thus use band-aid, stopgap measures instead. We have all lived through three waves of that tactic already, and now we're entering a fourth. Send a strong message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu that enough is enough, and that Canadians support mandating COVID vaccinations across the country. Let's put an end to this horrible pandemic in the most timely and efficient way possible.

Simon L.
685 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Marco Mendicino, Justin Trudeau, Doug Ford, François Legault, Stephen McNeil, Blaine Higgs, Brian Pallister, John Horgan, Dennis King, Scott Moe, Jason Kenney, Andrew Furey, Caroline Cochrane, Sandy Silver, Joe Savikataaq, IRCC , Patty Hajdu, Health Canada

Canada To Extend IEC Work Visa

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and resulting closure of businesses, economies and federal institutes such as Service Canada many foreign nationals face uncertainty as a result. With many people’s visa expiry date drawing closer day by day who: 1. Can not gather the required documents (such as language test, biometrics, update passport, etc.) due to mandatory business closures for PR or Citizenship application.2. Had no other option but to return to their home country due to COVID-19 because they were not eligible for Provincial health coverage and CERB / EI benefits or did not have accommodation arranged.3. Had not yet arrived in the country due to international border closures and flight restrictions, or4. Those who wish to extend their current visa due to unknown conditions when they return to their home country at a later date, such as accommodation and job prosperity. We are signing this petition in hope IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will make an exception in the face of uncertainty and extend all IEC visa’s that have been affected by the pandemic (this includes Provincial health coverage which expires the same day as the visa.)

Noel Smith
13,372 supporters