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Auditor General Report Targets Low-Income Earners, Ignores the Real Tax Cheats

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jul 23, 2020 1 min read
In early July, Canada’s Auditor General released a report that called on the federal government to step up its recovery of outstanding student loans, stating that outstanding student loans were an unfair burden on taxpayers in BC. Yet the...
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Statement on Police Brutality at UBC Okanagan

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 24, 2020 1 min read
The BC Federation of Students condemns the violence perpetrated by the RCMP officer against a UBC Okanagan student during a “wellness check” in early 2020. The willful ignorance and use of force against the student, which recently became public,...
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Black Lives Matter

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 01, 2020 1 min read
The whole world is watching the most recent events of police brutality, with George Floyd as one of the most recent victims, being murdered by Minnesota Police Officers. As protests have broken out across the United States we have...
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Letter to Finance Minister regarding BC Access Grant

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 29, 2020 1 min read
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a severe lack of jobs for students, who typically rely on summer employment to save up for the high expenses of next year’s tuition fees and other costs. Even if they can access...
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An Earth Day Unlike Any Other

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 22, 2020 1 min read
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event that draws attention to the ongoing need for great environmental protections on our planet. The current COVID-19 crisis has given us the unique opportunity to see...
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Canada Emergency Student Benefit continues to leave Canadians behind

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 22, 2020 1 min read
The Federal Government has announced the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), a program that will provide some relief to those students who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). While this new program addresses some of...
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Letter to Minister Robinson about the BC Temporary Rental Supplement

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 21, 2020 1 min read
BC’s Temporary Rental Supplement program provides a rental supplement of up to $500 per month, which is paid directly to landlords (more info available here). However, many students do not qualify for this program because of...
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Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau regarding Canada Emergency Response Benefit

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 21, 2020 1 min read
The Federal Government has implemented a number of programs to assist individuals and businesses who are struggling due to COVID-19. Among these programs, Employment Insurance (EI) and the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) attempt to assist individuals cope...
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BC Government launches free 24/7 mental health service for students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 16, 2020 1 min read
The BC Government has announced an early launch of its mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students. The service, called Here2Talk, is a welcome aid for those currently struggling with the uncertainty brought about by COVID-19. “Many...
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A Message from the BCFS Chairperson

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 08, 2020 1 min read
With the sudden move to online classes, physical isolation, and loss or reduction of employment, this is a really hard time for students. I get it. But...