Orange Shirt Day honours and remembers

Indian Residential Schools had a profound effect on the culture and language of Indigenous people across Canada, and forever changed the lives of thousands of Aboriginal children. The orange shirt taken from one child is a symbol of the many losses experienced by thousands of indigenous students, their families and communities over several generations. Wearing the colour orange is a way to acknowledge losses of family, language, culture, freedom, parenting, self-esteem and worth – and the painful experiences of abuse and neglect that undermine children’s self-esteem. 

LRB order allows CUPE to picket Pacific Blue Cross allies

Order took effect at noon for firms that failed to extricate themselves as PBC ‘preferred brokers’
BURNABY—Members of CUPE Local 1816 began picketing at noon today outside some of the 15 businesses identified as “Preferred Travel Insurance Brokers” for Pacific Blue Cross during the benefit provider’s lockout of its more than 600 employees.