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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 http://discriminationabuseofnursingstudent.blogspot.ca/      

Tetyana Melnychuk
448 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Dr. Helena Jaczek

The right to health for dying family members

After going through hardship with my family, I am starting this petition to close the gap in inter-provincial legislation in regards to the continuity of health care for palliative patients. Especially when a loved one is given less than three months to live. In a country with universal health care, terminally ill citizens should be supported if they want to move in with family who reside in another province. Currently there is a mandatory 90 day waiting period in Canada to receive coverage under another province's Health Insurance Plan. This rule is blatantly discriminatory for dying patients and makes it very difficult to find and/or fund the appropriate level of care required in their final days - including hospice care. In Ontario, there is a government body called the OHIP Eligibility Review Board. They currently do not have the powers required to approve exemptions to the 90-day waiting period for out of province OHIP applicants, who have less than 90 days to live. My terminally ill father was denied an exemption twice by the Review Board. We believe this must change. Here is my father's story: On April 10th, 2018, my father (66 years old), a Quebec resident and Canadian Citizen by birth, underwent surgery to remove a blockage in his small intestine. He was tragically diagnosed with advanced stage 4 cancer and with less than three months to live. It was his and my family's wish that he return with me to our home in Guelph, Ontario, so that he could live his final days surrounded and cared for by his loved ones. For over two weeks, we tended to his needs while he stayed with us in our home. The cancer had spread to his bones, making it critical that he stay properly medicated for the excruciating pain that he experienced from it. During this time, I was overwhelmed by the wall of red tape that stood in our way for him to be given appropriate medical care, including the prescribing of simple pain medication. My wife and I underwent enormous stress in what were already difficult times. While attending our two young children and managing my father’s care, we also had to fight for access to the professional care he is entitled to as a Canadian citizen. Due to his out of province coverage, the only way for him to see a doctor in his increasingly weakened condition was to visit an emergency room. He was so weak that he couldn't even get out of bed, much less get down the stairs and into the car. We were told that he wouldn't be eligible for hospice care when his condition deteriorated, meanwhile the Guelph General Hospital doesn't even have a Palliative Care Unit. After writing and being turned down twice by the OHIP Eligibility Review Board, I realized that this government department has no ability to make exceptions. Thankfully, after much deliberation and failed attempts to obtain a doctor's prescription, a Nurse Practitioner from the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), was given the ability to take on his case in a limited capacity and order him his pain medication which we had to pay 100 percent of upfront. The LHIN Nurse Practitioner worked with a private nursing company that we hired, because the LHIN nurses were unavailable due to his non OHIP status. Thankfully for our family, the Nurse Practitioner advocated my father's case to the local Wellington Hospice and they agreed to take him uninsured, taking the full brunt of expenses upon themselves. Forty percent of their funding normally comes from OHIP and the rest from fundraising and donations. Throughout this whole ordeal - in a country with “universal healthcare”- it was the kindness of individuals who went above and beyond their professional duties, to advocate for my father’s rights, that made his basic level health care possible. We ask that discretionary powers can be granted to the Review Board in Ontario - and to every similar government bodies in all the other provinces and territories. Please sign and share this petition to ensure our loved ones are properly cared for in their greatest hour of need!

Jonathan Picard
5,428 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to matterhackers.com , colorfabb , filaments.ca , World Health Organisation, Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne, Andrea horvac, Council of the European Union, International Red Cross, ISO, ATSM , ul underwriters, esun , Everyone, Dupont, basf, lg chemical, chevron phillips, hatchbox3d , fillamentum , mg chemical, 3dfuel , protopasta , Form futura

help make 3d-Printing Filaments Additive free

  So this idea has been somewhat floating around for a while , on the additives put into plastic including filament could be healthier then it is currently And thats why i made a petition on change.org To push for people to have a option To choose whats more friendly for those with allergies to plastic & or people with multipule chemical sensitivity but also those with asthma  i used the symbol of a inhaler as a symbol of those who struggle with asthma image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/asthma-ventolin-breathe-inhaler-1147735/   note this is very technical , but focuses on pushing for chemically minimalist pure plastic filaments with no additives , this is not a targeting but rather a oppertunity to change and improve whats already out theyre , keep in mind most filaments actually have less emissions then cooking but those small amount matters to people who are sensitive to additives ,  https://t.co/0QJx4Hq0Da mentions if we had no additives in our plastic it would be healthier not just for us as a human population , but the environment including making filaments that do not leach out additives that can be found positive in blood tests such as BPA and other additives Also even though there are generally safe at the appropriate temperatures , it can however be a concern to people with asthma , allergies or even people with a previous chemical exposure accident    Additionally But the goal essentially is if a chemical substance does not naturally occur in a polymer then we should have a option to have a pure version , and can add better food safety in polymer filaments Another Examples of chemicals include formaldehyde , and other VOC’s   While we want bare polymers , we should also consider green chemistry and using bioplastics Sigmald adrich has made 12 principles of green chemistry https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/chemistry/greener-alternatives/green-chemistry.html  they are ·        Preventing waste ·        Atom economy ·        Less hazardous chemical production ·        Designing safer chemicals ·        Safer solvents and auxiliaries ·        Design for energy efficiency ·        Use of renewable feedstock ·        Reduce derivatives ·        Catalysists ·        Design for degradability ·        Real time pollution prevention ·        Safer chemistry for accident prevention   We call on as much filament brands as we can to have all of this and the above in place Please support this if this is what you want in our world   https://ulchemicalsafety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/3DP_Proceedings_Final.pdf  

Tim Postma
13 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Canadian Ministers of Health, Justice, Amnesty International

Save Canadian Inuit Children: Every year in Canada about 30 Canadian Inuit young people die by suicide. These deaths are entirely preventable. Please take immediately the necessary action to bring these rates to close to zero.

See us at www.piujuq.com, and on Youtube HeyZorgzilla, Inukulu, and DizzyandSockless, and Piujuq Inuit Art Studios.  Help saves the lives of 30 Canadian Inuit young people this year.  Give Canadian Inuit young people and their families hope.  Please. Thank you, Qujannamiik, Merci. .For more information on heavy metal toxicities, and how it may contribute to ill health, and suicides see this research by Rice and his co-workers: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3988285/ No wonder so many of us Inuit are ill.  Too bad we cannot go to the Health Centers, and be tested for  heavy metals, and then if found positive, have them removed from our bodies (yes, there is scientific and proven way of doing that). For the test for mercury a small piece of hair is put in an envelope and sent to Doctors Data's lab in the US. It costs about $80.00. That's all, and then you'll know if you have to much mercury in your body and brain.  It's not that complicated or difficult.  It just seems that the powers that be are for whatever reason not motivated to provide funding for this, or to do it.  Let's motivate them, shall we?   Please sign our petition.  Together we can do this. We are not powerless.

Piujuq Inuit Art Studios
1,399 supporters