/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Members of faith, labour, civil society and educational organizations gather to call on provincial politicians to make concrete commitments to make British Columbia a better place to live and work/

VANCOUVER, April 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Members of the Metro Vancouver Alliance and community partners, representing a broad range of faith, labour, educational and community groups in the Lower Mainland will gather on Tuesday to call upon provincial party leaders to address the affordable housing crisis, access to transit, and income inequality in British Columbia.

"At our Municipal Election Accountability Assembly in October 2014, we received commitments from politicians on our civic agenda." explains Deborah Littman, MVA Lead Organizer, "On April 4th we will be asking the provincial party leaders to support our efforts on poverty reduction, affordable housing, access to transit and healthcare at the provincial level."

In advance of the upcoming election, leaders of BC's provincial parties will hear research and testimony from representatives of MVA's member organizations and be asked to commit to specific, achievable, proposals that will make life better for all British Columbians. 

John Horgan, leader of the BC NDP, and Andrew Weaver, leader of the BC Green Party, will both be in attendance. MVA is currently waiting for confirmation from Christy Clark, leader of the BC Liberal Party.

  • Metro Vancouver Alliance Provincial Election Accountability Assembly

  • Time: 6PM to 8PM

  • Location: Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver

  • Speakers/Participants
    • John Horgan, BC New Democratic Party
    • Andrew Weaver, BC Green Party
    • Rev. Dr. Greg Mohr, Bishop of the BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
    • Bishop Melissa Skelton, Anglican Diocese of New Westminster
    • Father Gary Franken, Vicar General, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
    • Irene Lanzinger, President, BC Federation of Labour
    • Scott Clark, Executive Director, Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement society.

Metro Vancouver Alliance is a diverse group of 57 civil society institutions who work together for the common good. MVA member and sponsoring organizations represent 200,000 people in the Lower Mainland and over 700,000 people across British Columbia.

SOURCE Metro Vancouver Alliance

For further information: Patrick Bragg, MVA, cell (778) 889-3486, Website: www.metvanalliance.org


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