February 19, 2018

Vancouver rally against CBSA raids

A noon hour rally outside Canadian Border Services Agency office in downtown Vancouver by families of people who were detained yesterday in several raids across the city.  The illegal migrant workers were arrested by CBSA members at sites across the city. Two of their wives admit at the rally that their husbands - both … [Read more...]

Labour groups, childcare advocates rally for more affordable childcare

Labour groups and childcare advocates posted notes pushing for more affordable early childcare on Premier Christy Clark's constituency office. Stephanie Smith with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union explains the reason for Saturday's protest. "It's about promoting the 10 dollar a day plan which would provide accessible, affordable, … [Read more...]

Citizens, politicians rally against Kits Base closure

Speakers from all provincial parties have spoken against the planned closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base at a rally Saturday afternoon. Event organizer Dave Clark with the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees says there's still time for the Harper Government to rethink closing the base. "As Adrian Dix said and others said, we will … [Read more...]

Liberal MP to head weekend rally at Kits Coast Guard Base

There will be another rally to try and save the Kitsilano Coast Guard base Saturday morning.  The Rally is being organized by Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry.  She says it is time the federal government listened to the overwhelming chorus of voices opposing the move and warning of the consequences.  "C'mon this is...we are not beating … [Read more...]

Rally against Syrian violence planned for Vancouver Art Gallery

The violence in Syria has a group of Vancouver residents setting up for a rally this afternoon at the Art Gallery. Riam El-Safadi, one of about 1,000 Syrian-Canadians living in the Lower Mainland, is calling on the federal government to increase its support for refugees fleeing the violence. "We need immediate medical relief inside Syria, and … [Read more...]

BC Liberals absent from this Saturdays rally to save Kits coast guard base

There is a big rally set for this Saturday in Vanier Park to protest against the federal government's decision to close Kitsilano Coast Guard base.  The rally features NDP leader Adrian Dix, green party leader jane sterk, and mp's from the federal ndp and liberal party's.  Absent are anyone from the Conservative party.  Union of … [Read more...]

Rally planned in Smithers against Pacific Trail pipeline

First Nations and environmental activists from across the country are meeting Monday near Smithers to protest a new pipeline project. The Pacific Trail Pipeline will carry natural gas from Willow Lake to Kitimat in a project many consider a stepping stone to Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Organizer Matt Loewen says the group … [Read more...]

“Pots and pans” rally comes to Vancouver

It's been a noisy, nightly occurrence in Quebec for several weeks and now supporters of that Province's striking students are bringing the noise to the streets of Vancouver. The banging of pots and pans has become a staple of Quebec's student demonstrations. Now, for one night only, the movement is going national in what's being called Casserole … [Read more...]

Quebec solidariry rally planned

100 days of student protests in Quebec have sparked a solidarity movement here in B.C.A rally is planned for the Vancouver Art Gallery Tuesday afternoon.Student organizer Gregory Williams says the rally will start at 4:00pm.He's expecting several hundred people to show up. "We're having people from campuses all over Vancouver. We've got people from … [Read more...]

Rally planned against China’s treatment of North Korean refugees

Members of Vancouver’s Korean community are staging a protest Monday – against the Chinese government's handling of North Korean refugees. Eunice Oh with the Korean Society of B.C. is anticipating more than 200 demonstrators will show up at the Chinese consulate. The group is demanding the Chinese government stop the repatriation of … [Read more...]