In the middle of June, a delegation of eight people from Vancouver travelled to Toronto and Ottawa to kick-start a national campaign to push Stephen Harper’s Conservative government to re-establish a national housing program in Canada. We met with several housing groups in Toronto and others in Ottawa, where we left a few dozen red tents from Pivot Legal Society’s campaign. We also ended a 76-week rolling hunger strike that was aimed at putting pressure on the federal government to act on housing.
Federal New Democrats are calling on B.C. voters to urge their MPs to stop the harmonized sales tax before it comes into effect July 1. New Democrat MPs Libby Davies and Don Davies handed out postcards in Vancouver on Saturday that people could send to their federal representatives in a bid to block the HST. Libby Davies told reporters the federal Conservatives and Liberals rammed through the harmonized sales tax bill last December with little debate. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/06/05/bc-hst-libby-davies-ndp.html#ixzz0q1huIVb9