Monthly Archives: September 2011

O’Neill brings CUPE BC message of building strong communities to local government leaders


September 30, 2011

VANCOUVER—At the annual convention of the Union of BC Municipalities in Vancouver this week, CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill welcomed delegates from all over the province with a message of support for the work that local elected official do for their communities.

O’Neill said that CUPE BC’s Ten Percent Shift campaign is intended to build strong and sustainable local economies, and that demonstrates how much common ground there is between CUPE BC and the UBCM.

“The 85,000 members we represent across the province want to work with you to strengthen our communities,” O’Neill told more than 600 delegates at CUPE BC’s reception for local government on Wednesday night. “We understand how hard you work and the sacrifices that you and your families have to make to allow you to do that work.”

CUPE BC sponsors a reception at each UBCM convention as a gesture of appreciation for locally elected officials from across BC.


Atamanenko supports Julian for federal NDP leadership

27. Sep, 2011 by Chris Shepherd

PRESS RELEASEfrom Alex Atamanenko

Peter Julian.

Alex Atamanenko, MP (BC Southern Interior) is encouraging Peter Julian MP for Burnaby New Westminster, to run for the federal NDP leadership.

“I have worked with Peter for the past five years and feel that he is more than qualified to lead our party. Although he is from British Columbia, he has lived in Quebec and other parts of Canada and has a distinct vision for our country. He would make an excellent Prime Minister,” stated Atamanenko.

According to Atamanenko, Peter Julian understands the issues around Canadian sovereignty, especially when it concerns trade and the farming sector.

“I am pleased to join my colleagues, Kennedy Stewart, Brian Masse, Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Isabelle Morin in our endorsement of Peter,” concluded the BC MP.

For a look at Julian from political scientist, see this story by the New Westminster News Leader.