liberal party of canada

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Build an Affordable High-Speed Gondola to Connect SFU Campus to the Skytrain Now.

Simon Fraser University and the UniverCity Community on Burnaby Mountain need a rapid transit link. It's time to build an inexpensive but high speed gondola to connect the campus to the Skytrain network. Burnaby mountain has a growing population quickly approaching 50,000 people between students, faculty, staff, and residents. Currently the trip from the Skytrain takes almost 20 minutes by diesel bus vs 6 minutes via Gondola (exclusive of wait times). Given the current interest by the Canadian Federal Government to invest in infrastructure, the new BC government committing to increase their share of transit funding and the massive budget surpluses posted by the City of Burnaby, we call Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Horgan, and Mayor Corrigan to commit to building this key infrastructure project at minimal cost.   Not only will a gondola reduce travel time to SFU, it will increase the reliability of transport and it will also reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, helping us meet our Paris Accord targets. Furthermore, it will have the knock-on effect of allowing Translink to redeploy buses to other under-serviced parts of Metro Vancouver thus further improving service in the region. The time is now.  Background:  -Currently there are 25,000 daily bus trips to and from Burnaby Mountain and demand is expected to grow by 60 per cent in the next 20 years.  -A gondola was first proposed in 2007 and a feasibility study was completed in 2009. The study indicated positive financial, social, recreational and environmental benefits from the project.  -A gondola on Burnaby Mountain is projected to reduce GHG emission by 1,870 tonnes per year with the reduction of over 50,000 hours of bus operation. With the projected increase in transit ridership, it is possible for these GHG savings to double by the time SFU and UniverCity realize full growth." The UniverCity Development is almost complete (projected population of 10,000 by 2030) and the student population of SFU has grown from 17,000 in 2007 to 35,000   -The current Diesel Buses are often overcrowded and display "SORRY BUS FULL" as they cruise past passengers without stopping. Bus service is also frequently interrupted in inclement weather as the articulating buses cannot make the assent in snowy or icy conditions. -A rapid link would also help reduce the thousands of trips by private vehicle by students, staff and residents.  -SFU president Andrew Petter has come out in support of the project “The business case developed for TransLink shows the aerial link to be an efficient and reliable alternative to conventional buses, with the economic and social benefits far outweighing the costs.”  -The Canadian Federal Government have promised to spend $187-billion on infrastructure over 12 years.   -In their first budget, the new BC government promised to increase the provincial share of funding for public transportation improvements to 40 per cent.   -In 2012, a business case estimated that the capital cost for the gondola project would be $120 million, with annual operating costs of $3 to $3.5 million.  -According to Michael McDaniel an advocate for Gondolas in the US "Running subway lines under a city can cost about $400 million per mile. Light rails systems run about $36 million per mile. But the aerial ropeways required to run gondolas cost just $3 million to $12 million to install per mile."  -According to an article by Jeremy Deutsch in Burnaby NOW the "Burnaby Mayors’ Council decided not to commit to a new, fixed rapid transit connection to SFU", this despite a $188 Million budget surplus in 2016 and a total accumulated surplus 3.8 Billion in city coffers.  -None of the main university campuses in Vancouver (UBC, SFU and BCIT) are serviced by Skytrain, whereas all the major universities in Montreal and Toronto have their own Metro or Subway stops. (Université de Montreal, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM),  McGill University, Concordia University, University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD))  

Adam Hawk
137 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Deborah Matthews, Kathleen Wynne, Han Dong

Don't let the Liberals close Job Action Centres

Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government has announced through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development they will be closing the Steelworkers Toronto Job Action Centre on December 31, 2016. Our Job Action Centre services mostly older workers around 55-60 years old who have lost their jobs after 30-35 years of employment. Many of these workers are difficult-to-place people who require training and considerable support. These industrial jobs are often lost through no fault of the workers themselves, but as the result of unfair free trade deals, outsourcing, and plant closures. In a time when Ontario’s unemployment rates are rising and the employment landscape continues to change, Ontarians need these services more than ever. The GTA has the added element of a high proportion of racialized workers. Many of the Peer Helpers and administrative staff at the Toronto Steelworker Job Action Centre belong to this demographic. They know and understand our people. The Toronto Steelworkers Job Action Centre assists these workers by training them in computer skills, decision making, retirement planning, EI and/or CPP applications, online job applications, and the many more services they need to find assistance and jobs in today’s world. The Job Action Centre has the processes and the staff to provide a rapid response to the needs of affected workers with user-friendly services delivered at the union hall. They understand the skill sets of the manufacturing sector, the environment of the workplace, the culture and language, and the barriers of job searching. Each staff member has experienced their own plant closure and has worked in the manufacturing sector. The Job Action Centre opened in 2003 and has successfully serviced 12,000 older and racialized workers with an adjustment rate of 85%. These people are your aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, grandparents and friends. Please help us continue to help them and fill out our petition to demand The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (The Liberals) keep our centre open! Thank you in advance.

Steelworkers Toronto Area Council
292 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to The British Commonwealth (, Amnesty Canada (Amnesty International Canada), Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne, MP Kyle Peterson York Region, MPP Julia Munro York Region, The Canadian Senate, The Canadian Government, The Canadian House of Commons, The Canadian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations, Leader, Liberal Party of Canada/Chef, Parti libéral du Canada Justin Trudeau, Thomas Mulcair,

Make Psychological Abuse Illegal In Canada!!!

 My Fellow Canadian Citizens, PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE IS SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE! Do I have your attention? Are you asking yourself well what is this woman talking about here? Did you know that in Canada it is not illegal to deliberately, psychologically destroy another human being? Sure there is laws about slander and libel and defamation but I promise you a man can spend 20 years of someone else's life bullying them, belittling them, robbing them of their self worth and esteem and pride. They can threaten you to not see your kids, they can tell your friends and family all of these horrible untrue things about you and this is completely 100% legal in this country. I have been to the Local family law Office, I have asked lawyers who have told me incredibly stupid advice such as "just ignore it" or "that's his opinion, you're just sensitive" and then the countless eye rolls... Way to go FLIC, thanks for proving my point exactly and really if your advice actually worked out for me the first time I wouldn't have been there quite a few times over the years for more unnecessary anxiety. You know maybe if I wish hard Enough it would just magically disappear right?Anyways continuing forward here, This is right from the government website Justice.gc.caEmotional abuse Emotional abuse happens when a person uses words or actions to control, frighten or isolate someone or take away their self-respect. Emotional abuse is sometimes called psychological abuse. It can include: threats, put downs, name calling or insultsconstant yelling or criticismcontrolling or keeping someone from seeing friends or familymaking fun of preventing someone from practicing their faith or religiondestroying belongings, hurting pets or threatening to do sobullying: intimidation or humiliation (including on the Internet)Many forms of emotional abuse ARE NOT crimes but can be signs that the abuse might get worse. Some forms are crimes such as: threats to harm the person or someone elsecriminal harassment (stalking) which involves following or repeatedly contacting a person when they don't want contact and they are afraid I am here today to talk to you about an average day of psychological terrorism in my home.Let's talk about my Monday. Monday I wake up and I am in a lot of pain I have multiple auto immune issues and factor V lieden. I currently have an SVT which yes isn't as Bad as a DVT but let me tell you after several clots I can promise you they HURT worse then what you can imagine. (for those who haven't experienced this it can be worse then child birth I promise you!)Monday I needed medical attention, but I instead had to put my health at risk and spent the day in excruciating pain first off being told I cannot (illegally btw) have my children so instead of getting medical attention I was sitting here getting cut off 6 times due to phone errors at legal aid applying for a certificate to be able to get a lawyer so then I have rights to my children. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering what I did to warrant such behaviour but let me tell you all I did was tell my teenaged children that for the last 20 years of my life We have been living in hell and things are so dysfunctional because their dad is an abuser. I'm sure a lot of you may judge me and say "well why would you tell the kids this?" But you see this is what they know too, I promise you I have heard my kids say and have witnesses that they too are afraid of what he might do. They are old enough to ask now and for the majority of their lives I had to hide in shame out of fear of this man so I said nothing at all or just let him get away with it. I have had a restraining order, CAS has been used against me as a weapon SEVERAL times, I have witnesses to the abuse, I have years of abusive text messages telling me that I am a bad mother, person, friend and that I am a nothing and a no one and my family hate me and that because I don't do things his way that I am the most awful person walking on this planet. All of this coming from a convicted convict I might add here.He a few months ago had the nerve to ask me why I am so lazy?, why don't you get off your ass and get a job? Meanwhile I am on disability and was approved first try. I have medical records on hand because I am so used to defending myself to people.I have been gas lighted, accused of being crazy or sensitive, accused of cheating even with a gay man, controlled entirely everything even right down to what I can and cannot do 10+ years later after me leaving him. He has ruined my credit and left me in dire straits in the past. He has destroyed multiple relationships in my life with others and as a result I have even continued the cycle into other abusive relationships. He would use money and support payments as weapons, he uses my children as weapons, he is ruthless and has done everything imaginable to do everything he can to make me "comply to the rules" he discriminates against me every chance he gets to everyone and anyone that will listen, I could write you a book and have solid proof of the terror I have lived in for over half my life.So Monday I spent my day in physical and psychological horror of epic proportions.It is now Sunday and it's still the same thing except I am now terrified and researching lawyers that can help me just have rights to my own children. I am not a criminal or an abuser. I don't party or have substance abuse issues.There is no court anything here, I literally just do as I am told so then I can see them whenever he chooses and after 20 years of this I come to you a broken woman.This just doesn't just effect me either because of the stress and terror I have lived In my health is probably 100 times worse then it should be, the number 1 cause of auto immune flairs is stress. I have a son here that is 9 years old and autistic and because we as a country seem to think this is an acceptable social behaviour he doesn't even have a proper relationship with his siblings and he lives with a sick mother, my older children only know what bad things their father tells them about me and I am too afraid to defend myself because I don't know all my rights yet.My older children don't know that this is not how men should act but it's all they know so even they right now are upset with me and I understand why and I accept my accountability in this and it I promise you will haunt me every bloody day of my life for the rest of my life.Why is this allowable in this country? This is a quantity of life not a quality I assure you. We all sit her and say "abuse is bad" and we all freak out when we see woman in other countries being stoned to death and them having their own basic human rights violated but yet in our own country this is completely acceptable?!?! My basic human rights have been stripped away from me and this is ok here?!?!We cannot and do not accept physical abuse but coming from women (myself included) who have experienced both types they all say the same thing, that physical scars heal and we can deal with those but those psychological ones those are for life and they create a non stop cycle of fear, they damage our minds, our souls, our esteem, our self worth. They make us suffer with things like PTSD, Panic disorder, Generalized anxiety disorder, depression, suicidal thoughts. They make our illnesses out of control, they cause insomnia and ulcers and can cause high blood pressure and even death. These aren't just statistics folks these are stone cold, right out of psychology and medical book facts.We fight against bullying for our children but we don't fight for our basic human rights to live in a world free from psychological terror for ourselves? Where do you think these bullies learn these behaviours? Chances are they are learned from home. Hell Canada do we even realize the cost this is inflicting on our country by allowing this? I can sit here and list every single statistic I have come across so far or you yourself can be my guest and look it up yourself the facts are staggering and I am sorry but this is all about sheer ignorance and the very fact that we as a first world country allow these things to happen. So the next time you are stupid enough to say such horrible things like "well she was stupid enough to stay or go back" you best remind yourself of the sad state of affairs we live in here and know that everything isn't cut and paste.My story here today isn't in any which way shape or form an attention seeking behaviour it is a plea to our citizens and political leaders to put a stop to the atrocities that are being afflicted to millions of us.Today I the voiceless choose to speak up not just for myself but for the other oppressed people who live their lives in fear and I ask you to help me change this.I plan on changing a lot actually. I plan on finding a place and starting a weekly support group for any individual looking to seek education on how to break this god awful cycle in anyways I can possible. I am going to find a meeting area, invite educational volunteers and start a movement for change.I will write to EVERY political anybody and ask them why this is not illegal and why our own people are allowed to violate every single human right we have. I currently don't know how but I am a smart woman and I will learn how to lobby our government to make psychological abuse 100 % illegal because this is an injustice that has gone on long enough and nothing has changed. Psychological abuse is an offence punishable of up to 5 years in prison in the UK. As far as I am concerned it's not enough but it is better then our extremely lax "nothing at all stance" According to our Preamble for the Canadian human rights code states, Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world and is in accord with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as proclaimed by the United Nations; And Whereas it is public policy in Ontario to recognize the dignity and worth of every person and to provide for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination that is contrary to law, and having as its aim the creation of a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person so that each person feels a part of the community and able to contribute fully to the development and well-being of the community and the Province; And Whereas these principles have been confirmed in Ontario by a number of enactments of the Legislature and it is desirable to revise and extend the protection of human rights in Ontario. Does this sound like you The Canadian government are even actually in accordance to practicing our own charter of basic human rights here? According to our charter of basic rights it states the following:   Treatment or punishment Everyone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment Life, liberty and security of person Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability Just to name a few. Marginal note: Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law I am asking you my friends, family, fellow victims, survivors, mothers, fathers, My fellow Canadian citizens to stand up with me today and say Enough is enough. I am asking for your support and encouragement. I am asking you to sign my petitions I start, I am asking you to take a stand and tell our leaders that we need them to protect us and that this is a crime against humanity and that we need justice too. We need to be able to heal and live our lives free from fear and terror from our fellow man. I am asking every single person affected to please write your MPP, your MP, your Premier's and our Prime minister and tell them your own stories or your mothers, sisters, friends, etc., stories. Ask them why in today's society that they allow us to live without our basic human rights. Ask them how it's legal for someone to in theory psychologically and deliberately destroy another person and there not be a law in place to protect us from this psychological terror? Ask them to protect our fellow citizens from this injustice not just for me but for yourselves, your children and your children's, children. Anyone who is willing to help the cause in any which way shape or form please either contact me by Email at hell even if it's to chat and say hey you know what? Me too cause this is hard. I would love to turn my life's sufferings into life lessons of knowledge and empowerment for my fellow sufferers. I want my children and everyone's children to know this is NOT normal behaviour. I will also fight for change to finally make this not only socially unacceptable but also illegal and do my part to see we get there. And for you few negative Nay Sayer's out there, I am asking you to keep your negativity to yourself, believe me my friends 20 years is more then enough torture and I have had more then the lions share of it, I do not need you to add to that. So if you don't agree just simply ignore and go on with your life. I'm just asking you to be a decent human, that is all. Thank you for reading, I hope this helps every single last person in the same (or similar) shoes have hope and if you don't, please contact me, I will listen and I will help you too be heard too. I will stand there for us all and say this is no way to live because it sure isn't living it's just surviving from one blow to the next. Also if you are brave enough to do so please share this petition, spread the world, tell everyone that this is NOT OKAY and we the citizens of Canada deserve peace from psychological abusers. Sincerely Kristina (Kristy) Brown #PsychologicalAbuseShouldBeillegal #FightForYourBasicHumanRights #LobbyForChange#EnoughIsEnough #ScarsThatNeverHeal #DomesticViolence#AbuseSurvivorAwareness #PsychologicalTerrorLegalInCanada

Kristina Brown
31 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Kent Hehr, Justin Trudeau, Guy Parent

Veterans Affairs Denying Family Caregiver Relief Benefit to Eligible Veterans and Families

Eligible Veterans and their primary caregivers are being denied benefits by Veterans Affairs Canada. It was 2016 when a Veteran applied for the new Family Caregiver Relief Benefit soon to realize that he and his family would not be eligible for this benefit. They were not even given the opportunity to be considered for this benefit because of conflicting policies between the old and new charters. Not only this family, but several other families are being denied these benefits as well. Veterans who received a disability pension and received a disability award do not qualify for the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit. In this case an individual must apply for the Attendance Allowance. In order to be qualified for the Attendance Allowance a Veteran must have received a disability pension (old charter) of at least 1% or more. The individual must have a physical disability which requires a need for assistance or supervision with bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, feeding and medication administration. To be eligible an individual must require assistance or supervision for a least three of the conditions mentioned above. The Attendance Allowance was created solely for those with physical injuries and does not accommodate individuals with mental or cognitive conditions. So what happens to these Veterans who suffer from a mental or cognitive condition, and do not have a physical impairment. What happens to these Veterans who have mental/cognitive condition and a physical impairment, but the physical impairment does not meet the eligibility criteria for the Attendance Allowance. These Veterans will be denied both the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit and the Attendance Allowance. If you look at the” Veterans Bill of Rights” it states that a Veteran will “Be treated with respect, dignity, fairness and courtesy” There is absolutely beyond doubt that these Veterans being treated unfairly. Where is the fairness in that. The new Family Caregiver Relief Benefit (FCRB) provides eligible Veterans with a tax-free lump sum grant. This benefit ensures Veterans continue to get the support they need when their informal caregivers are temporarily unavailable. It allows an informal caregiver to take time off and recharge or attend to their own health and well-being, while the Veteran's needs are still being provided for in his or her absence. In order to be eligible for the FCRB an individual must have received a disability award (new charter) of at least 1% or more and not have been awarded a disability pension. The FCRB was created to provide necessary care of an individual who is in need of such support due to a physical, mental and/or cognitive condition. The FCRB is very much the same as the Attendance Allowance, however unlike the Attendance Allowance the FCRB also covers individuals who also have a cognitive and mental conditions. TRUE STORY for the protection, confidentiality and privacy of this Veteran we have replaced their name and rank. In 2004 Corporal Harry had sustained a foot injury in a training accident and was awarded a disability pension under the old charter for 2%.. In 2013 Corporal Harry received a disability award for 55% under the new charter for having PTSD consequential from a special duty area. Although Harry met the eligibility requirements when he applied for the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit, he was denied. Veteran Affairs Canada told Harry that he did not qualify for the FCRB because he had received a disability pension in 2004. Veterans Affairs suggested that he may apply for the Attendance Allowance but was advised that this allowance was only intended for individuals with physical impairments not mental or cognitive conditions. Harry decided to apply anyway, he thought maybe they would take special consideration in his case because he didn't qualify for the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit. Unfortunately he was wrong and was denied the allowance because his physical injury in 2004 was not significant enough to meet the eligibility criteria for the allowance. Due to Corporal Harrys mental and cognitive condition, him and his family would have been eligible to apply for the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit if Harry not received a disability pension in 2004. Veterans Affairs Canada certainly draws a fine line between the old charter and new charter when it comes to disability payouts and awards, so why is VAC not drawing the same line between the Attendance Allowance and Family Caregiver Relief Benefit. Hypothetically speaking; if VAC has grandfathered these Veterans under the old charter for collecting Allowances, then why aren't they grandfathered for collecting disability pensions as well; The vary same pensions Veterans are Battling in court today. The policy needs to be changed to accommodate these Veterans and their families. Veterans Affairs Canada should determine which program he/she would benefit from, not deny them for both. Veterans like Corporal Harry who are involved in this situation are clearly being discriminated by VAC. These Veterans are not treated equally and do not have the same opportunities as other Veterans. They are also being stigmatized for their mental condition for not being eligible for the Attendance Allowance. VAC has also violated the "Veterans Bill of Rights" by treating these Veterans unfairly. It's really an unfortunate situation for these Veterans. They deserve the same opportunity as everyone else. We have contacted the Veterans Ombudsman’s office about this issue. Unfortunately at this time there is not enough cases to move forward. We have created this petition on behalf of Veterans and their families to raise awareness with the effort to encourage change in this flawed policy. Please help by signing and sharing this petition. Also we invite you to visit our Facebook page and share your thoughts, stories or experiences.

Veterans 3B Support Group Facebook
120 supporters