Joint Statement on International Women’s Day
Premier John Horgan and Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement for International Women’s Day:
“On International Women’s Day, we honour the many women, girls, two-spirit and non-binary people who are leading the way toward a more equitable future in our province.
“While we have all been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, women have shouldered a disproportionate burden. More women are working in the hardest-hit sectors, and many have taken on additional caregiving responsibilities for their children and family members. Deeply troubling reports of intimate partner and family violence are on the rise.
“We recognize for many Indigenous women, women of colour, women with disabilities and people in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, the pandemic has only heightened the inequalities that still exist.
“Our recovery from COVID-19 must be rooted in equality, where opportunities are available to all, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or other parts of their identity.
“Better days are ahead, and we will get there together. Our government is helping retrain people who have lost work, create new jobs and opportunities, keep our child care centres and schools safe, and provide support for the arts, culture, tourism and small business sectors, where so many women make their livelihood.
“We have taken meaningful strides toward gender equality, and the pandemic has highlighted how much further we must go. Together, we will use the opportunities before us to advance equality, protect everyone’s right to live free from violence, and build a better future for women, girls and trans people in British Columbia, Canada and around the world.”
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 8:15 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Are we too hard on newly arrived plants and animals?
Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 8:45 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Rambling through the Frederick Bluffs
Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 12:43 pm - Bill Sundhu posted on their blog: If you don’t have $20 million, relax. A wealth tax won’t hurt you. »
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Lower Rose Trails
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 1:32 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: It’s time to stop logging old-growth forests
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Dewdrop Ridge – Battle Bluff Route
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 10:24 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Late evening musings on one of Kamloops’ Council’s critical responsibilities…
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Tranquille Hills Hike – Kamloops Trails
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 8:30 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Savona to Sabiston Trail in March
Fri Apr 9 to Sat May 8 KSO Presents: Charlie Parker w/ Strings
Fri Apr 23 to Sat May 22 KSO Presents: Voilà Viola!
Sun Apr 25 A Celebration with ZZ Top (New Date)
Thu Apr 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Wed May 5 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Sat May 15 A Virtual Choir Spring Fling
Thu May 27 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Sat May 29 Amadeus
Tue Jun 8 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Sat Jun 12 New Music for Piano and Viola
Thu Jun 24 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Thu Jul 1 to Tue Aug 31 Music in the Park
Wed Jul 14 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Thu Jul 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up