With Family Day happening just a couple of days ago, here’s a timely op-ed piece in the Vancouver Sun about a call for action to reduce family poverty. When MP James Moore asked a Vancouver reporter whether governments have an obligation to ensure kids don’t go to school hungry, his comments were rightly criticized by … Read more
In addition to our upcoming March workshop for Building Successful Tenant-Landlord Relations, here is the schedule for the next few months. The below dates, with the exception of November, will be held at the Richmond Caring Place (7000 Minoru Blvd.) from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 345/50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., please email firstname.lastname@example.org … Read more
Here is a great post about the shortcomings of the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) by Kendra Milne. She talks about the lack of enforcement of the RTB when it comes to legal disputes between tenants and landlords. Have a look below. Safe and secure housing is a … Read more
The Metro Vancouver Homeless Count, a research study held every three years to gain information from people who are homeless that will help with planning, funding and service provision, is having a callout for volunteers. For Richmond, 35 to 40 people are needed on Wednesday, March 12 for two to two-and-a-half hour shifts from 6 … Read more
Five years after the global recession that left countless workers without jobs, Canada’s CEOs seem to be doing quite well. In fact, not long after lunch time on Jan. 2, the first official working day of the year, the 100 highest paid CEOs in Canada had already earned $46, 634 — what most full-time Canadian … Read more
After a long battle, Local 40 members working in 47 hotels, pubs and liquor stores in B.C — including the low-wage workers at the local Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel — ratified their new collective agreement with 93 per cent voting in favour. Read the whole story here.
Local activist and Richmond PRC supporter King-mong Chan recently wrote a letter on the ever-important issue of housing that was published in both the Richmond News and the Richmond Review. You can read it in full HERE or by clicking the links below. http://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/housing-is-a-right-1.711579 http://www.richmondreview.com/opinion/letters/233686531.html