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ELECTION 2017

THE PROVINCIAL ELECTION IS UPON US!  Look below for links to websites and other resources that will be useful in engaging students, our colleagues and the public in this election.

GETTING THE VOTE OUT
Elections BC
Translated information

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
StudentVote
All Candidates Debates – resource documents:
     Things to consider
     Sample initiation letter

GETTING DIRECTLY INVOLVED
Vancouver ridings with candidates and schools

RESOURCES ON THE ISSUES

BCTF
It’s Time For Change – The numbers tell the story
Education Funding Fact Sheets

CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
BC Budget 2017 – a missed opportunity
Analysis finds that BC’s “record levels” of K-12 education funding are a fiction
Poverty and Inequality Among British Columbia’s Seniors
$5.2 million in political donations and more than 22,000 lobbying contact

MVA (Metro Vancouver Alliance)
Metro Vancouver Alliance Asks in the areas of a poverty reduction plan, transportation for the disabled, housing, primary health care

Voter Suppression Live and Well in Vancouver (Op Ed) – BC Liberals a no-show at VSB all-candidates meeting
There are a multitude of issues to consider but one that resonates with many people is the firing of the duly elected School Board this fall and its replacement with a single, government appointed Trustee.  Noel Herron, venerable Vancouver educator and past School Trustee has penned an Op Ed article reviewing this suppression of democracy.  Follow this link for the full article.