economic justice

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Petition to Justin Trudeau

Build affordable houses in Ontario and make strict regulations for second time home buyers

Canada is a land of opportunities but if people cant afford a roof over their head in Canada, then the land of opportunities turns into land of struggle. As Canada is inviting more immigrants from different part of the world so Its also a government responsibility to build affordable housing for new immigrants and close the gap between supply and demand. I feel the new immigrants are being exploited, they either have to stretch their budget to procure an unfairly overpriced home or live in high rent homes which will keep rising if government doesnt come up with a plan to curb it. So most of the new immigrant are in catch 22 situation. I have great faith and trust in Canada's government and I know they working hard to get new immigrants out of this situation. But with rising inflation rate, rising rental market and increases in Taxes, New immigrants are being pushed over edge and need immediate remedy from this situation. To temporary calm the situation, I propose below ideas. 1. Build new affordable houses for 1st time home buyers ONLY. People or their spouses who already own a house shouldnt qualify for this. 2. Increase taxes and interest rate for second time home buyers. 3. Ban foreign investors temporarily. If you have better solution then above thats also welcome. But please its a high time and we want our elected government in action. Thanks   

Freedom from mortgage slavery
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Update posted 1 day 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      

Tetyana Melnychuk
2,608 supporters