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Free Political Prisoners in the Philippines

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic it is critical more now than ever that political prisoners be released. Many countries have done so, but the Philippines has held fast and refused to follow suit despite calls from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and others. 

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Urgent Financial Support Needed for Municipalities and TransLink

Municipalities and authorities like TransLink need urgent support from senior levels of government, including inclusion in the CEWS program, and an infusion of emergency funds to cover remaining deficits. 

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Open Letter to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Recently the Greater Vancouver Food Bank implemented new documentation and registration requirements in order to access food and also closed food hub locations.

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Solidarity with BCFMWU!

The VDLC stands in solidarity with the BC Ferry and Marine Workers' Union, which is challenging violations of their collective agreement by BC Ferries. 

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Call for Immediate Homelessness Action

The VDLC Executive Board endorses the open letter "Call for Immediate Action to Use Emergency Powers to House All Unhoused BC Residents", which has been issued by the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition. 

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Ensure the Equitable Application of Public Health Protections

The VDLC continues to support the implementation of safe supply in order to save lives and help address the public health crisis caused by poisoned illicit drugs.

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