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CLC needs your help to support anti-scab legislation

October 18, 2006
A few weeks from now, our Members of Parliament will vote on changes to the Canada Labour Code that, if adopted, would put an end to the use of scabs during labour disputes. Working people must ensure that this happens. When Bill C-257 comes to a vote, we want our M.P.s to vote -yes"! You can tell your M.P. to do this, right now, by clicking here.

NUPGE: Cross-country 'Medicare Works' tour kicks off this week

October 18, 2006
Ottawa (18 Oct. 2006) ... Medicare Works, a national campaign tour to defend and strengthen Canadas public health care system, is being launched this week in communities across Canada. The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of the main sponsors of the campaign and tour. 

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Coquitlam

October 11, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Coquitlam on Friday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Lougheed Town Centre. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

Conservative government abandons working women

October 6, 2006
The Steven Harper Conservatives funding cuts and backtracking on previous policy commitments are a clear sign that the federal Conservative government is abandoning working women says B.C. Federation of Labour Secretary-Treasurer, Angela Schira. Last week, the federal government announced a 38.5 percent funding cut to Status of Women Canada. Just this week, Conservative Beverley Oda, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women confirmed the federal government is refusing to fund any advocacy initiatives by womens groups.

Talking about Health Care

October 6, 2006
As health care professionals, HSA members have a great deal of expertise to contribute to the current public discussion about the future of public health care.   As individuals, we have many questions and concerns about where Premier Campbell intends to take our health care system, and what it will mean for our communities, our families and ourselves.

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Richmond

October 6, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Richmond on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Centre Mall. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

Privatization and the public good - Vancouver Public Library Series

October 2, 2006
This fall, Vancouver Public Library's Speak Up series explores privatization. How public services are defined and delivered is an ongoing controversy with important policy implications concerns. The outcome of these discussions will affect the living standards of everyone in British Columbia. Health care and privatization will be on the agenda October 11 and October 24. For information, see Speak Up Series

HSA runs for the cure

October 2, 2006
HSA members from across British Columbia participated in this year's CIBC Run for the Cure -- the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraising event of the year. An estimated $1.4 million was raised in Vancouver alone.HSA is a silver-level sponsor of the event, and was represented at each of 10 run sites across B.C., supplying pink ribbon tattoos to participants.

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in West Vancouver

September 29, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in West Vancouver on Wednesday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Park Royal Shopping Centre. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.