BC Election is less than one month away!
Posted 2017-Apr-11

Today is the official writ drop kicking off the upcoming provincial election in BC. We know that electing labour friendly government helps to advance workers’ rights.  For too long British Columbians have been shorted by Christy Clark and the BC Liberals, who seem to cater only to their wealthy donors.  On May 9th we have an opportunity to help elect a government that will work with the labour movement, for this reason, the United Steelworkers have endorsed John Horgan and the BC NDP.  

This is a critical election; British Columbians can no longer afford four more years under BC Liberals. The cost of living continues to rise and we’re seeing more and more people fall through the cracks; good jobs are disappearing, and public services are chronically underfunded. We need to mobilize to help effect change. Now is the time to get involved to help elect the BC NDP; donate and/or volunteer, and attend events to show your support for the BC NDP.
 
The BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) is also supporting John Horgan and the BC NDP. They’ve put out advertisements calling for British Columbians to tell Christy Clark and the BC Liberals that it’s game over for their government. The BC Fed has organized door-to-door canvassing to help elect BC NDP candidates. We encourage all of our members to be active and engaged in elections of all levels of government. Below is a list of a few different labour organized canvassing for the BC NDP. We encourage members in the area to volunteer their time and participate.

1.      Please join Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary, Business Manager, HEU
Campaign: 
   Janet Routledge - Burnaby North NDP Campaign
Date:        Saturday, April 15
Time:        10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Place:        Burnaby North NDP campaign office
109 - 3701 East Hastings St (corner of Hastings and Boundary), Burnaby
Phone:        604 299 7374

2.      Please join Victor Elkins, President, HEU
Campaign:
    Vancouver-Fraserview
Date:        Saturday, April 15
Time:        10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Place:        Vancouver Fraserview Campaign Office
3070 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Phone:        604 376 6201

3.      Please join Irene Lanzinger, BC Federation of Labour
Campaign:
    Barb Nederpel - Kamloops North NDP Campaign
Date:         Tuesday, April 18
Time:         5:00 - 8:00 pm
Place:         Kamloops North Campaign Office
716 Sydney Street, Kamloops
Phone:        1 250 852 7400\

4.      Please join Aaron Ekman, Secretary-Treasurer, BC Federation of Labour
Campaign:
    Scott Elliott - Cariboo North NDP Campaign
Date:        Tuesday, April 18
Time:        5:30 - 8:30 pm
Place:        Cariboo North Campaign Office
683 Front Street, Quesnel
Phone:        1 250 985 0622
 
Please sign up and commit a few hours of your time to electing progressive candidates. Your time and commitment will make the difference in bringing about an NDP victory.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Anita Zaenker at the BCFED:  azaenker@bcfed.ca or by phone 604 436 7033.

Be sure that you’re registered to vote and consider advanced voting as well.

In solidarity,

The Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944