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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).

Welcome and long overdue changes are coming to BC Liquor stores this week. These are changes our union has lobbied government to implement.

When I ran for president at our 2014 convention, I promised to be open, consultative and collaborative in my presidency. I also made a commitment that I would connect with as many members as possible in all twelve areas of the province in my first 12 months as BCGEU president.

Wednesday, March 18 is National Dietitians Day. It’s a time to celebrate this committed group of healthcare professionals.

Bill C-51: The “secret police” law must be stopped.

March 8th marks the 104th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Millions of people around the world will celebrate the achievements of women who have played, and continue to play, a central role in our unions, our workplaces, our communities and our country.

“March is Community Social Services Awareness Month” is a province-wide public awareness campaign.