Tips on Writing Your MP

January 15, 2017Resources

From Citizens for Social Justice: A personal letter to your MP (Member of Parliament) can be an effective tool for change.  Whether you are writing individually or with a letter-writing campaign, the following guidelines will help you know how to write an effective advocacy letter to an MP. Style An original letter can be more effective … Read More

Ban Renovictions

November 12, 2018Letters

Dear Mayor and Council, Welcome! I’m so happy that there are new voices on Council and people who care about and support renters. My name is [redacted], I am a resident of Vancouver and I am writing in support of Motion B10 Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buy-Outs. I’m lucky enough to live in … Read More

Fentanyl Crisis – Background Resources

January 20, 2017Fentanyl Crisis, Resources

January 2017 Letter Writing Club Fentanyl Crisis Resources A year of overdoses: 7 charts that show the scope of B.C.’s drug crisis | CBC Opinion: Fentanyl crisis demands bold shift in treating drug addiction |  The Province Op-ed by former mayor/coroner/senator Larry Campbell We Asked Experts How to Solve Canada’s Opioid Crisis | Vice Continued … Read More

I hear about people overdosing every day

January 12, 2017Fentanyl Crisis, Letters

Honourable Jane Philpott, I am writing all three levels of government about the Fentanyl crisis that is overtaking many cities in Canada, but particularly Vancouver BC. I live in East Vancouver, and I guess you could describe me as middle class. I run my own web development business and I have to admit, the fentanyl … Read More

Letter from a Front-Line Support Worker in Vancouver

January 12, 2017Fentanyl Crisis, Letters

January 12, 2017 Dear Premier Clark, I am a front line support worker in Vancouver, in a low barrier housing environment that has been significantly impacted by the fentanyl epidemic. We often have numerous overdose incidents in a week, and often in one day. I first would like to note my gratefulness for the naloxone … Read More

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Background Resources

December 4, 2016Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Resources

December 2016 Letter Writing Club: Kinder Morgan Pipeline Background Pieces Opinion: Kinder Morgan Approval Insults Democracy, Science and Economic Logic | The Tyee It’s an irrational political decision and affront to Canada’s interests. Five Myths Trudeau Rehashed in the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval | DeSmog Canada Southern Resident Killer Whales unlikely to Survive Increase in Oil Tanker … Read More

Kinder Morgan – The time of oil is over

December 3, 2016Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Letters

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I am writing to you concerning the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. I live in Vancouver and I am deeply disappointed and concerned that you’ve approved the twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, despite massive protest from indigenous leaders, scientists, and citizens of this area. I read in the Tyee that the NEB … Read More