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BCACL Launches Petition to Premier to Reverse Changes Made to Community Living Authority Act

Summary: 
BCACL has launched a petition to Premier Campbell urging his government to reverse recent changes made to the Community Living Authority Act that remove the legislated requirement that people with developmental disabilities and family members are guaranteed a place on the CLBC Board of Directors.

*UPDATE: July 11, 2011 - if you are interested in writing to the Premier and Minister about this issue, please note that the contact information below has changed. 

Honourable Harry Bloy, Minister of Social Development, responsible for Community Living BC:

Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of B.C.:

  • You can contact Christy Clark online here:http://www.christyclark.ca/premierchristyclark/contact.php
  • *You can phone the Premier's office at 250 387-1715 or fax to 250 387-0087


Read and sign the petition here

Other resources:

What else can you do?

Letters:

December 3, 2009 letter to Minister Coleman from the Mission Association for Community Living.

December 3, 2009 letter to Minister Coleman from the Mission Self Advocacy Group

January 10, 2010 response letter from Minister Coleman