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NEWS RELEASE – Casavant stands up for UVic graduate denied at graduation ceremony

For Immediate Release Victoria – University of Victoria STEPS Forward graduate Nathan Bodie should get to attend his graduation ceremony, says BC NDP Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidate Bryce Casavant. “Earlier this week I learned that a...

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NEWS RELEASE – Casavant calls for stop to grizzly trophy hunt before season begins April 1

Mounting criticisms show a need to stop the hunt before it begins April 1st 2017. OAK BAY – The grizzly bear trophy hunt must be put to a stop before the season opens on April 1, says BC NDP candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head Bryce Casavant...

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Crying for change in BC

Truth and reconciliation are terms that many of us will never fully understand, as we’ve lived in a country that has given us a great deal of opportunity. But for the women in First Nations and aboriginal communities, it is something they...

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A Lifetime of Service: Building a Better BC

My whole life has been dedicated to serving the public, it’s something I am very proud of. When I was 20 I joined the Canadian Forces because I believed in serving my family, my province, and my country. The Canadian Forces provided me an...

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NEWS RELEASE: Casavant points to misguided provincial leadership in derelict vessel debacle

OAK BAY – Derelict vessels along Cadboro Bay need to be cleaned up, and  Bryce Casavant, has pointed to a lack of leadership from the provincial and federal, rather than municipal, governments as the source of this long-standing issue. Actions...

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UPDATE: Moving towards solutions for BC’s schools

When you capture a child’s mind, you touch the hopes & dreams of greatness. To ignore youth is to fail in all that is human. ~ Bryce Casavant I want to tell you what’s bothering me about public education in BC and the concerns I...

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No one should live in poverty

“7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.” CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982, PART I, Legal Rights On Sunday...

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Welfare Food Challenge – Day 4

The 5th Annual Welfare Food Challenge started on Sunday, October 16, 2016. I am on Day 4 of this challenge. My goal is to raise awareness of BC’s low welfare rates and how they are forcing families into poverty and hunger. My food allowance...

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Welfare Food Challenge – Day 3

Today’s menu Breakfast: Free coffee at work. Lunch: Leftovers from last night with 2 pieces of bread and small amount of chicken. Dinner: Chicken sandwich. Again. Notes: on day 3, I notice that I’m hungry 2 hours sooner in the day as...

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Welfare Food Challenge – Video – Day 2

It’s day 2 of the Welfare Food Challenge and already it’s tough. This morning, I managed to score a cup of coffee at work for free but lunch was abysmal. I had a chicken sandwich (cheat – mayonnaise from the fridge). Dinner...

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Welfare Food Challenge – Video – Day 1

Today I started the Welfare Food Challenge. For one week, my food budget is only $18. The welfare food challenge is organized by Raise the Rates, a coalition of community groups that focuses on issues facing the less fortunate and homeless in...

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The Grip of Life: A little girl’s story of the miracles and failures of B.C. healthcare

  I want to tell you a personal story about our healthcare system. My 4-year-old daughter, Athena, was born with a medical condition affecting her left hand. As a baby, she could not crawl or use her left hand. She required multiple...

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