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It has been described as cynical, corrupt and dangerous. It has been opposed by unions coast to coast to coast, the Canadian Bar Association, academics and seven provinces. Even the association representing players in the NHL is against it.

Bringing the union to you.

That was the idea behind the decision to acquire a recreational vehicle for the BCGEU – an idea that came from you, our members.

Who doesn’t love the summer? Spending long sunny days outdoors doing the things we love with the people we love.

Last week saw the long-awaited report from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which chronicles the injustices faced by Aboriginal children attending residential schools in decades past.

What an incredible year it has been since I began my term as BCGEU president in May 2014.

BCGEU celebrates B.C. Children and Youth in Care Week, June 1 – 7, 2015

I’ve always wondered why common sense sometimes seems to be in such short supply in the halls of government. Public policies that are no-brainers for the general public are often met with stiff resistance in some government quarters.

Canada is one of the richest countries in the world, with plentiful resources. British Columbia is among the richest provinces in Canada. Metro Vancouver offers tremendous opportunity, and is one of the most desirable places to live in Canada.

On April 28th people in communities around the province and across the country will gather to commemorate workers killed or injured on the job.

Earlier this week I attended the Summit to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care. The summit, called by HSA and hosted by provincial Health Minister Terry Lake, included representatives from unions, government, employers and the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).