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VDLC Applauds Restoration of Human Rights Commission

The VDLC applauds the decision of the BC government to restore the Human Rights Commission. The dismantling of the commission seventeen years ago under the BC Liberals was an attack on human rights, the full impact of which will never be known. 

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Battle of Ballantyne Memorial

On June 18, the VDLC was proud to join the International Longshore & Warehouse Union at its annual Battle of Ballantyne Memorial event at New Brighton Park in Vancouver. 

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Progress on Indigenous Land Acknowledgements at Sports Events

Last month we proposed that an Indigenous land acknowledgement should be included in the opening ceremonies of sporting events.

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Include Land Acknowledgements at Sporting Events

The VDLC is calling on our local sports teams to include an Indigenous land acknowledgement at the beginning of games. This would be a small but meaningful step, and an obvious one to implement given that the singing of countries' anthems is already a longstanding practice prior to games. 

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A Green New Deal for Canada

With the threat of climate change looming, it is critical that we begin rapidly transforming our economy into one that will be sustainable in the long term. But in doing so, we must also create good new jobs and ensure that workers have a just transition into the new economy. 

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VDLC Opposes Tax Shift to Residential Property

The VDLC voted at our May regular meeting to oppose the recent decision of Vancouver City Council to shift 2% of property taxes from business to residential properties. 

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