- Lucie Moncion was sworn in as Senator on November 16th. Moncion was President of the CMC. As a senator she has to step down from this position. She’s been granted permission to finish her work before resigning from the CMC. She steps down.
- The Second Platform Cooperativism Conference was held in New York last week. Platform Cooperativism is a true sharing economy. Think of it as Uber’s technology with the drivers as member/owners. This year’s conference saw the launch of a Platform Cooperativism Consortium. Its mission is to support platform cooperativism through research, education, advocacy and other initiatives.
- The Cape Breton Music Industry Co-operative is receiving $144,000 from the Government of Canada. The money comes through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
- UBC Press has released a book on co-ops and the Canadian power sector. The book’s title is EMPOWERING ELECTRICITY: CO-OPERATIVES, SUSTAINABILITY, AND POWER SECTOR REFORM IN CANADA. It’s written by Dr Julie MacArthur. A review by BC Studies says, “MacArthur persuasively argues that electricity co-operatives can contribute to more renewable, democratic, and locally-acceptable forms of development”. http://www.bcstudies.com/?q=book-reviews/empowering-electricity-co-operatives-sustainability-and-power-sector-reform-canada
- The BC provincial government announced a $516 million dollar investment in affordable housing. Each For All looks forward to speaking with Thom Armstrong from the Co-op Housing Federation of BC about this announcement. We’ll be speaking with Thom on the December 6th show.
- The Co-op Cafe
Wednesday November 30 at 8am
Join fellow co-operators for morning coffee and conversation at French Maid cafe at 81 Kingsway in Vancouver.