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Free online webcast about the cost and safety of our FOOD. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at 1:30 (see below for log-in information)

Hosted by the Globe & Mail:  (No, you do not have to subscribe to the paper.)

If you are appalled at the cost of food and wondering how fresh and safe much of our meat, vegetables and other staples really is – this FREE webcast is something you might want to join.

This webcast will bring together food producers and experts to discuss the accessibility and cost of food in Canada. Throughout the pandemic, industries such as agriculture and livestock production have faced disruption and higher operating costs. At the same time, an economic downturn has created food insecurity for many Canadians. Join this event to be part of an expert discussion on long-term solutions for food affordability and access in Canada.

Discussion points:

– What is expected to happen with food prices in Canada, and what factors are impacting affordability?

– How has the pandemic impacted food security and how is the situation expected to evolve?

– How are Canadians viewing and valuing local producers in light of recent events?

– What actions and supports will help ensure an affordable supply of quality food throughout Canada?
Register today to join the webcast on Tuesday, September 29 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT.

Send us your questions:

Please email marketing@globeandmail.com so we can try to answer your questions during the webcast.

 

And the “winning” policy resolution for 2020 is … Guaranteed Income” .

 

http://www.polilib.ca

As you may have already learned, a guaranteed income was voted as the top policy resolution.  The second round of voting is now open.  Log in to the National Liberal Policy Hub at www.polilib.ca and take part as is your right, to go further in the selection process.   Open to senior registered Liberals.  Participate in the policy selection process.  It is Liberalism at its finest and an example of democracy in action.

Offshore money and foreign ownership of LTC care homes a concerning problem for Seniors.

https://vancouversun.com/news/daphne-bramham-its-finally-time-to-build-a-decent-long-term-care-system/wcm/37fede08-0b15-48d6-a368-dc93d832bef5/

Read the article and consider what seniors can do about this before too much time goes by.  Remember that it is time to think about policy resolutions and discuss with your EDA or your Riding Rep any policy resolution development possible either with your Riding or consider liaising with another Riding for even more clout.

Check out the national SLC Forum and join in the talks.

SLC Online Forum – read all about it on link below:

http://slc-cal.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2020/06/SLC-Forum.pdf
The above link takes you to a one page description of intent of the Forum.

SLC Forum Usage Guide

http://slc-cal.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2020/06/SLC-Forum-Usage.pdf

How to get into the Forum instructions on above link.

The Forum gives every registered senior Liberal the chance to join in online discussions about topics of interest to seniors, or start their own discussion.  Here is also where you can see start-up information about any policy resolutions taking place, or start your own resolution in your Riding.

Ken Kramer reports progress regarding access of family members to disabled people in hospital.

Read the entire message to the SLCBC and copy of the Provincial Ministry of Health regardng access to disabled people hospitalized during Pandemic.  Looking forward, this situation could apply to seniors who are hospitalized in long-term care as well.  Thank you, Ken for your tireless efforts in this matter.

“Good morning everyone,

I wanted to share a recent development in British Columbia as it relates to our advocacy efforts with the provincial government as it relates to persons with disabilities in acute care settings and the need for access to support staff/family/trusted individuals in those settings.  My group and I have been encouraging our Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Office to provide clear provincial direction prior to the pandemic and well before the unfortunate and unnecessary passing of a young lady in White Rock British Columbia with cerebral palsy.  Notwithstanding our repeated efforts throughout the pandemic, government did not respond until we recently escalated this issue to the media.  That was the tipping point and resulted in the policy outlined below which became effective on Tuesday.

Of course, this information is also highly relevant to the seniors community and the reference below to the Interim Guidance for Long-Term Care and Seniors Assisted Living document.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great weekend and stay safe and healthy:  (signed) Ken M. Kramer, Q.C.” 

And the Response from the B.C. Ministry of Health:

“Dear Mr. Kramer,

Thank you for your message.  I apologize for the time it has taken to respond and appreciate you taking time to share your concerns.

As you may be aware, the Ministry of Health has now amended the policy on essential support visitors to address the needs of individuals with disabilities. Additional information can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/reports-publications/covid-19-infection-prevention-control.pdf. You also mentioned concern for seniors and therefore may be interested in the Interim Guidance for Long-Term Care and Seniors Assisted Living document which can be found here: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_LongTermCareAssistedLiving.pdf.

We will advise you on any relevant new information or materials as they become available.

Regards,

Danielle Prpich

Executive Director, Community Care Support Services

and Results Management Office

Specialized Services Division

Ministry of Health.”