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BC Liberal Government Unjust PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Thursday, 17 February 2005 11:00
BC Liberal Government Unjust

PEJ News-- Scoop: Kevin Falcon, Minister of Transportation and Highways was at Bear Mountain Golf Club on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th to give a breakfast budget speach to local business. It seems there is lots of money for everyone or so we are to believe?everyone except the old and poor. If you are on welfare in BC you get $510.00 Not enough to survive on. If you are over 60 and unemployed...
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 February 2005 11:00
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BC Budget 2005 - Too Little, Too Late PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 February 2005 11:37

BC Budget 2005 - Too Little, Too Late

The 2005 budget threw a few crumbs back to the masses in an attempt to buy forgiveness and the election. Finance Minister Collin Hansen used the example of a senior couple to illustrate MSP premium subsidies. It will, however, take that couple 12 years to recover the increase in premiums they had to pay between 2002 and 2005. He also talked about tax breaks for those with low incomes. That translates into a benefit of $34 a year compared to more than $20,000 a year they gave to top income earners in 2001.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 11:37
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Promise of care beds unfilled PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 February 2005 03:42

Promise of care beds unfilled

The Campbell Liberals promised a big increase in seniors' long-term care.  The reality is 333 fewer beds in the Interior Health Region and no increase across the province.  The campaign promise was 5,000 additional beds across the province by 2006, a 20 per cent increase.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 03:42
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New conservation and park staff 'not enough' PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 February 2005 15:18

(PEJ Earth Editor's Commentary: Folks this is a "real Gong Show." Promises, promises, promises -- doubtless the Ministry will continue to do and say whatever is politically expedient, while they also continue to close down the BC Parks System. dani rubin)

New conservation and park staff 'not enough' --Hirings won't replace positions cut and B.C. needs more, environmental group says

Lindsay Kines -- Victoria Times Colonist -- 11, 2005

B.C.'s plan to hire up to 50 new park rangers and conservation officers overthe next three years still won't replace all the positions lost since theLiberals took power four years ago, according to the minister in charge.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 February 2005 15:18
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Cut logging, Gain Jobs Report PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Monday, 14 February 2005 15:03

(PEJ Earth Editor's Commentary: I am very much opposed to the existing Breat Bear Rainforest Accord. I think that this unsatisfactory agreement should be shelved and that we should seek a new deal, one that saves a minimum of %50 of the coast forest from Commercial, and so-called, "ecosystem based management" logging. Despite the fact that I believe that the existing Accord is a disaster and a prelude to a similar disaster upcoming in the Canada-wide Boreal Forest Negotiations, I am posting a pro-Accord news report hoping that it may encourage some discussion. dani rubin) 

 

Cut logging, gain jobs report: Saving a third of coastal lands from logging could yield a$200-million economic boost, study claims

Scott Simpson -- Vancouver Sun --  February 14

British Columbia could gain $200 million in economic investment in itscoastal rainforests if it focuses on sustainable activities such as recreation and tourism, and adopts less-intrusive logging methods, says a new report commissioned by environmental groups.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 February 2005 15:03
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