News & Upcoming Events-BC Election activities included

Re-circulated by the New Westminster & District Labour Council

**Note** NWDLC ST Janet Andrews will be joining Laird and Sussanne on both Friday at 6pm in Maple Ridge and Sunday at 3pm in Richmond Queensborough for physically distanced outdoor leafletting and burmashaving listed below. Don’t forget your mask! See you there!

Janet is also PHONING FOR FIN on Saturday October 17th from 10am-noon. Coquitlam Burke-Mountain is a battleground riding the BCNDP can win back, but only if we help to get out the vote! Let us know at if you can join Janet to flip Coquitlam-Burke Mountain orange!!


Shared on behalf of the BC Federation of Labour

Volunteers are the backbone of a successful campaign and that’s why on Friday night at 6:00pm, Laird and I will head to Maple Ridge to do some volunteering for the NDP. Maple Ridge is shaping up to be a battleground in this election with both party leaders making visits to the community. Advance polls open Thursday and run until October 21st. Many union members live in Maple Ridge too. That means our members have a chance to make a difference. We’d love to have you and some of your members volunteer to join us! The Maple Ridge campaign office is at 22610 Dewdney Trunk Road. You will need to come around back, down the alley to the Parking lot!!

If you can’t make it on Friday, there is an event in support of BCNDP in Richmond Queensborough on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm! Stay tuned on our social media for details. And remember if you can’t volunteer, you can always donate to your local candidate!!!

Thank you for helping us create a future we can all be proud of. 

Laird Kronk, President & Sussanne Skidmore, Secretary Treasurer – The BC Federation of Labour


We asked. You answered. Now it’s time to act.

Now we’re moving to the next stage: helping you reach out to your local candidates in the upcoming provincial election – and call on them to support a Future for All and the bold vision of BC it describes.

To do this, we’ve set up a handy tool that lets you email your local candidates directly—all you have to do is hit send.

What does “A Future for All” mean? It means an economy that puts working people first. It means strengthening the social services that families depend on. It means closing the gaps in health care, including full public dental and pharmacare coverage.

Make your voice heard. The email is already written for you – just click the link below and we’ll walk you through it.



Last Chance to Register:

The Road Ahead: Transit in Metro Vancouver

Tuesday October 20, 2020 @ 1:00pm

via Zoom – Pre-registration required

This one hour panel discussion will focus on transit in the lower mainland, reflecting on the impacts of COVID-19, current challenges and future opportunities. Our panel will be led by Mayor Jonathan Cote, Chair of the Mayor’s Council on Translink, and will include Michelle Poyourow, Principal Associate of Jarrett Walker + Associates and Lama Mugabo of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s #AllonBoard campaign.

Registration in advance for the event is required at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Shared on behalf of Lisa Beare, NDP Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Please help Lisa get re-elected! Volunteer, donate and VOTE!

Shared on behalf of Bob D’Eith, NDP Maple Ridge-Mission

The most powerful thing you can do to beat the BC Liberals is supporting BCNDP candidates.


Shared on behalf of Lisa Beare, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Bob D’Eith, NDP Maple Ridge-Mission

Join Bob D’Eith and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidate Lisa Beare for a road-side rally on Wednesday.
We can’t wait to see you at our physically distanced road-side rally! 

When: Wednesday, October 14th at 4:30pm
Where: Meeting at the Campaign Office, 22610 Dewdney Trunk Road, parking around back off of Macintosh.

We will have a supply of signs, hand sanitizer and masks at the ready.
RSVP in order to reserve your spot!

It’s volunteers like you that are helping ensure that the BC NDP’s investments in child care, health care and transportation can continue. Join us! 


Shared on behalf of the CLC


We are days away from the October 24 BC general election.  Thousands have already voted by mail and many more will vote in the advance polls which open tomorrow, Thursday, October 15, and stay open until Wednesday, October 21.  

We have a provincial government, led by NDP leader John Horgan, who’s first priority is to fight the pandemic we find ourselves in.  By adding resources to long term care facilities, protecting the jobs workers rely on, and assisting tenants to make their rent. The BC NDP is on your side.

We know that the stakes are high.  Andrew Wilkinson and the BC Liberals are in it to help their rich, connected  friends and give tax breaks to large corporations.  We can’t afford to go back to the days of Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark.

BC families need to continue moving forward. Together, we can expand and improve $10/day childcare, support our seniors, make it easier for low income families, continue to improve health care for everyone and create jobs in a greener economy.  Going backward is simply not an option.  

Make a plan today.  Make a plan to get out and vote by mail, the advance polls or on election day.  Find your most convenient voting location here:

The Canadian Labour Congress supports John Horgan’s plan for BC.  A plan that increases affordability, a better life for working people, equality for all citizens, and government that will fight this pandemic together with all of us.  

Join us all and get out and vote and support John Horgan and your BC NDP candidate.


Shared on behalf of Vancouver Co-op Radio


Mark your calendars for Vancouver Co-op Radio’s 2020 Fall Fundraising Drive!

From Wednesday October 21st to Sunday November 1st, 2020 we’ll be holding our annual fall fundraiser! This year we are hoping to raise more than we have ever raised before to help recoup those costs and have enough to continue supporting our programmers remotely. We are looking to purchase at least 10 of the Zoom Podtrak 4 devices that will help some of our programmers record high quality interviews from home.

If you can help us out, you can donate through our website, mail a cheque to us or send an e-transfer to 

As always, we are incredibly grateful for your support!


*Please note that the station is closed due to the pandemic. For the safety of our community in the DTES, please donate online or mail a cash/cheque to us at 370 Columbia St, Vancouver BC V6A 4J1.


Since we can’t have any in-person events this fall, we will be hosting a couple of virtual fundraising events. We hope that you will join us!

Virtual Trivia Night!

For more information and to register:


Podcasting 101 Online Workshop

For more information and to register:


Other ways you can take part in our Fall Fundraiser!

Between October 21st and November 1st, you can help us by:

•             Renewing your Co-op Radio Membership

•             Making a donation online at

•             Signing up to be a monthly donor. Click here for more information!

•             Tuning in to 100.5FM or streaming online at and supporting our shows!


First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) Virtual Town Halls

The virtual town hall series happens every Thursday at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm, EDT, till December 3, 2020. The town halls will be streamed at and on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s Facebook Page.

They will feature medical experts, Indigenous leaders, health managers and be hosted by Marion Crowe, CEO, FNHMA.


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