BCTF President Asks Health Minister Terry Lake to Step in and Order Health Impact Assessment

The president of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, Jim Ike, sent a letter on behalf of the union to Health Minister Terry Lake, asking for a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment for the entire coal corridor which would meet internationally accepted standards. His letter, dated, February 26, 2014, points out to the minister that this proposal…

Independent Interagency Review Committee Unanimously Calls for Outstanding Health Issues to be Addressed

At the December 16, 2013 Regular Delta Council Meeting, Council passed a motion to not support the Fraser Surrey Docks Coal proposal until such time that Port Metro Vancouver could implement the recommendations of the Independent Interagency Review Committee, which would include but not be limited to, an independent comprehensive assessment of the health and…

Preserve Your Social License: NDP Come Forward Urging Port Metro To Do the Right Thing

Press Release:  March 27, 2014 In light of the recent study out of Washington State University suggesting that the Fraser Surrey Docks proposal will create health risks to residents, additional MLAs have come forward, urging Port Metro Vancouver to agree with the requests of Chief Medical Health Officers Dr. Paul Van Buynder and Dr. Patricia Daly, and…


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Liberal Party Members Respond, Calling for Transparent Health Review for Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Proposal

Press Release:  March 17, 2014 Liberal MLAs Respond, Calling for Transparent Health Review for Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Proposal With over 30,000 signatures collected on various petitions concerned with the Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) proposal to ship US thermal coal through BC communities, three liberal MLAs respond to the demands of their constituents. MLAs Gordon…

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation – February 7, 2014

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation representing 41,000 teachers are looking to our Provincial Government to step in as they passed the following motion: “That the Federation call on the provincial government to undertake a comprehensive health impact assessment, and hold public hearings on the shipment of US thermal coals through BC communities”. Thank you to…

Update on January 12, 2014

Hello Everyone,   As you know, we are still waiting to hear back from the Port regarding a decision on the Fraser Surrey Docks proposal. Today there was a coal train derailment in Burnaby and this just reinforces the fact that we need to keep moving forward: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/coal-spills-into-creek-as-freight-train-derails-in-burnaby-b-c-1.1635158 I would like to ask that you…