Posts Tagged "Vancouver"

Racist Act of Internment Must Not Happen Again: Repeal C51

I had the opportunity to speak at the December 3, 2016 National Security Consultation in Vancouver. The Liberal government voted with the then Conservative government to pass C51 into law. This is wrong and they need to repeal it. I…

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Recognizing Diversity at the 2016 BC Multicultural Awards Dinner

I was honoured to accompany my friend Roger Kishi to the 2016 British Columbia Multicultural Awards Dinner. Roger was representing the Comox Valley Aboriginal Health Working Group who was nominated for an award. I saw some familiar faces including Dr….

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Congratulations to the 2016 Graduates of the Vancouver Japanese Language School

It was an honour to address the 2016 Graduates, their families, and the students at the Vancouver Japanese Language School graduation ceremony.
Their hard work and dedication with the support of their families resulted in their success which will be longer…

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Sakura – Cherry Blossom time in Vancouver

With apologies to those in other parts of Canada who are experiencing another blast of winter, we have been enjoying cherry blossoms, Sakura, and other flowers such as tulips in the Greater Vancouver area.

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Happy Spring!

Another successful Vancouver Vaisakhi parade! Thank you to the BCGEU Area 03 CCC and staff who did a great set up of the booth and swag. The parade seems to be getting longer each year and more people are coming…

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Kent Wong: Building a New Labour Movement of a New Working Class

Kent Wong, UCLA Labor Center Director and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance National Executive Board founder, was in Vancouver tonight for the VDLC fundraiser for Queen Alexandra school. Kent was the keynote speaker and he shared his story about working with the…

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100th Anniversary of the Komagata Maru

I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Komogata Maru Heritage Foundation event tonight in Surrey. The event, the first of many this year, was marking the 100th anniversary of the date when the Komagata Maru left Hong Kong on…

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7th Annual Community March Against Racism

The 7th Annual Community March Against Racism took place on Saturday March 22, 2014 in Vancouver. People gathered at Victory Square, Cambie and Hastings, Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ territories. After some speeches and music, the marchers made their way through…

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Wear pink today + stop bullying in the workplace every day!

      
BCGEU activists took part in Pink Shirt Day today. I was pleased to be with activists in Vancouver making some noise starting at 7 a.m. on the corner of Georgia and Granville. One year when we were in…

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Occupy Vancouver: We are the 99%

From babies to seniors, people gathered by the thousands at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The fountain side of the art gallery was packed with people and overflowing on to the sidewalks. Signs proclaimed “People before Profits”…

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