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Why labour groups support lowering the voting age

10.16.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 | 

By Theresa Mah, Vote 16 BC campaigner Already vulnerable workers deserve a voice, and a vote Workers under the age of 18 balance a lot — family time and responsibilities, academics, extracurriculars — on top of one or more jobs that may or may not cover their expenses. One in five British Columbians under 17 […]

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BC Liberals struggle to revive campaign

10.16.20 | Commentary, Election - BC 2020, News | 

A political dynasty implodes. Where does this leave progressive voters? The right-wing coalition that dominated B.C. politics for the last two decades is in disarray, with no realistic pathway to winning the election on October 24. The party is stalled in the polls. One candidate has been ejected – more may follow. One party official […]

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Teen organizers welcome Greens’ commitment to lower the voting age

10.15.20 | #Vote16BC, Election - BC 2020, Media | 

October 15, 2020 For Immediate Release Teen organizers welcome Greens’ commitment to lower the voting age VANCOUVER – Youth fighting for the right to vote are celebrating today’s commitment to lower the voting age in B.C from Sonia Furstenau and the BC Green Party during the leaders’ debate on CKNW. Vote 16 BC is a […]

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Where is the NDP?

10.13.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 | 

By Vote 16 BC campaigner Megan Lawson Less than a year after voting in support of lowering the voting age, the party is M.I.A. In November 2019, I was at the British Columbia New Democratic Party convention. That week, an overwhelming majority of delegates, including then-MLAs and now-candidates, voted to support lowering the voting age […]

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BC NDP candidates quiet as oil and gas subsidies soar

10.07.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, News | 

New Democrats fought corporate welfare for fracking, pipelines. Where’s the party’s “climate caucus” when we need them? Murray Rankin is on his feet, hands outstretched, his voice rising with frustration. It’s February 2019, and the MP for Victoria is grilling the federal Liberals for giving billions of dollars to oil and gas companies in the […]

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“The next four years and beyond”

10.06.20 | #Vote16BC, Election - BC 2020 | 

How British Columbia’s youth are facing this election head on – even without the right to vote. Since last March, the lives of Canadian youth have been uprooted and torn apart. Our classes were moved online, we couldn’t safely spend time with friends, and our spring break plans were cancelled. Six months later, we’re all […]

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Taxpayer-funded climate change

10.02.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, Elections | 

Why the next B.C. government needs to stop giving public money to oil and gas companies We live in Super, Natural British Columbia. At one point, our government was famous around the world for its ambitious climate policy. We may no longer be able to claim the climate leader title, but we expect our government […]

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Rich corporations are hoarding money, and taking ours too

09.02.20 | Climate, No Tankers, Op-Ed | 

How many mega yachts will it take to completely topple society? I was at a small gathering recently and overheard someone talking about Jim Pattison — aka “Canada’s Warren Buffet” (apparently). The conversation was about his mega yacht, the Nova Spirit, and how rumour was Pattison has never himself spent a single night on the […]

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