economic justice

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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to B.C. Voters and Members of Legislative Assembly

Say No to New Provincial Surtax on Property 拒绝省政府新施的物业附加税

PETITION: SAY NO TO NEW PROVINCIAL SURTAX ON PROPERTY WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, strongly oppose the new Provincial Surtax on property (School Tax) as it is completely unfair, arbitrary and counterproductive. WE DEMAND THAT YOU REPEAL THIS POORLY CONCEIVED, UNFAIR, ARBITRARY AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TAX IMMEDIATELY. The tax is a shameful tax grab to extract money from a vulnerable minority, a poorly selected group of homeowners, on the pretext that they are somehow more fortunate than others, but with total disregard to their incomes, financial circumstances or ability to pay. The announced tax rates amount to thousands and tens of thousands of dollars ​per year​ per household​ in cash obligations imposed by surprise on an unsuspecting public. Many of those victimized by it are seniors with no prospect of earning income and their savings will be eroded. Many other victims of the tax will be financially burdened beyond their means and will be unable to service their mortgages. Many will be forced to leave their homes and neighbourhoods. This tax does nothing to improve housing supply and nothing to improve affordability. It is likely to make home ownership and renting less affordable. Only developers, the wealthy and foreigners will be able to afford to own. The tax will cause entrepreneurs, high value employees and business owners, to leave the Province for jurisdictions where they can live with housing taxes that are less oppressive. REPEAL THIS TAX! 请愿:拒绝省政府新施的物业附加税 以下签署的我们强烈反对省政府新施的物业附加税(学校税),因为该附加税完全不公,武断,和适得其反。 我们要求你立即撤消这个错误,不公,武断,和适得其反的附加税。  这项附加税是一个可耻的税收攫取手段,以从目标错误,无还手之力的弱势群体中提取金钱。省政府新施物业附加税的借口是,目标群体比其他人更幸运,但完全无视他们的收入,财务状况或支付能力。 省政府宣布的物业附加税会导致毫无戒备的公众要每户承担每年上万至数万元的税收。许多这项附加税受害者是没有收入的年长人士,他们的储蓄将被耗尽。这项附加税的其他受害者将承担超出他们的经济负担的税收,而无法支付按揭,最终被迫搬离他们的家园和社区。 这项附加税对住房供应和可负担性毫无益处,而会导致买和租房更加不可负担。最终,就只有开发商,富豪,和外国人有能力买房。 这项附加税是会导致创业者,管理人员,和企业家搬离本省,迁移去不受物业税压迫的管辖地。 撤消这项附加税!

No New Property Surtax
20,966 supporters
Update posted 1 week 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 minor 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      

Tetyana Melnychuk
460 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

Let’s use our publicly-owned Bank of Canada to its full potential as per the Act of 1938

One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada (BoC) to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending. Here's what the BoC case is all clearly explains in point 18 of the "Business and Powers of the Bank": The Bank may (j) make loans to the Government of Canada or the government of any province, but such loans outstanding at any one time shall not, in the case of the Government of Canada, exceed one-third of the estimated revenue of the Government of Canada for its fiscal year, and shall not, in the case of a provincial government, exceed one-fourth of that government’s estimated revenue for its fiscal year, and such loans shall be repaid before the end of the first quarter after the end of the fiscal year of the government that has contracted the loan; See "Business and Powers of the Bank" in link below Voici ce qu'est le dossier de la Banque du Canada; expliqué clairement au point 18 dans le lien plus bas. Voir section intitulée « Opérations de la banque » : La Banque peut  j) consentir des prêts au gouvernement du Canada ou d’une province, à condition que, d’une part, le montant non remboursé des prêts ne dépasse, à aucun moment, une certaine fraction des recettes estimatives du gouvernement en cause pour l’exercice en cours — un tiers dans le cas du Canada, un quart dans celui d’une province — et que, d’autre part, les prêts soient remboursés avant la fin du premier trimestre de l’exercice suivant; Voir « Opérations de la banque » dans le lien suivant : When asked after the October procedural hearing why Canadians should care about the case, Galati quickly responded: “Because they’re paying $30 or $40 billion a year in useless interest. Since ‘74, more than a trillion to fraudsters, that’s why they should care.” (COMER says the figures are closer to $60 billion per year, and $2 trillion since 1974.) The end result has turned our citizens into debt-slaves, this has lead us all into neo-liberal policies and the all too familiar term “austerity”, read on to understand the end-game unless we wake-up soon! Neo-liberal policies and its austerity measures can only work if a nation is indebted to private interests. The issuance of interest-free loans by the publicaly-owned BoC as was the case in Canada from 1938 & 1974 solved this problem, no debt to private interests therefore no need for these public crushing policies. Neo-liberalism is a tool for private interests to grab state owned assets (on the cheap) which results into further impoverishment of the citizens of that country..., it is a scam in slow motion, pure and simple. In essence, the “money-gods” of this world want monopolies and that is the end result of capitalism. IF YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED THE GAME “MONOPOLY”, THEN YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE WINNER. It is a form of feudalism when pushed to the end. They use governments to create barriers to entry where they see competition and push for freedom once monopolies are achieved. The fact that we are imposed “austerity” and in turn theft of our collective sovereignty should outrage us all, our governments no longer answer to us the people of this country. Here's some proof that our governments no longer answer to the people of Western countries, I can’t stand the lies. For more details on neo-liberalism, please see the following link For those interested, here’s the official petition launched by Elizabeth May of the Green Party of Canada that is (in my opinion) being deliberately muddied by our government. Information about this case is available in the following link. Search for court number T-2010-11.  VIEW ALL UPDATES BELOW!!! 

Jean-Pierre Richer
4,218 supporters