Cancel the 2020 Rent Hike

Alarm bells are ringing across British Columbia: Vancouver has seen a record number of homeless, Greater Victoria has zero affordable neighbourhoods, and in Kelowna over 54% of single-mother households are spending more than half their income on rent.

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Open Letter Opposing Deportation of Mohamed Harkat

The VDLC is continuing to call for an end to security certificates and for Mohamed Harkat to be allowed to remain in Canada as a refugee. 

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Possible SkyTrain Strike

UPDATE: A tentative agreement was reached between CUPE 7000 and SkyTrain early on December 10, thereby averting impending strike action. 

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The following information is provided on behalf of the VDLC Women's Committee: 

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is on Friday, December 6, 2019. 

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End Funding for Private Schools

Our public education suffers from drastic understaffing and underfunding, and teachers continue to have to fight for a fair collective agreement and appropriate teaching and learning conditions. Yet over $400 million in public funds will be given to private schools this year alone.

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End the Lockdown, Free Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a member of the American Indian Movement who is currently imprisoned at Coleman 1 penitentiary in Florida, convicted of killing an FBI agent in a shootout on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. 

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