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VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The recent recall of ground beef products due to E. coli contamination confirms the public's concern about cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, according to the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

In a recent telephone survey of 1,035 British Columbia residents 68% of respondents opposed reductions in staff responsible for food safety at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, including 48% strongly opposed and just 16% in favour, with 15% undecided.

Public Service Alliance of Canada BC says Conservatives cutting 1,200 positions in BC

VANCOUVER– A new poll shows strong opposition to federal government actions in BC, including the closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, cuts to food inspection, fisheries protection and parks staffing, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada – BC.

Have you wanted to find out more about the chemicals you’re exposed to but don’t know when you’d fit doing research in between putting a full day at work and the picking up your kids from school? Or have you tried to do research but couldn’t make heads or tails of the confusing—and sometimes contradictory—science out there? 

Protesters plan to occupy the Kitsilano Coast Guard for 24 hours overnight to protest the base’s closure. Here's a video report from Global TV BC.

VANCOUVER – A group of protesters began a 24-hour sit-in protest at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station at 5 p.m. Friday after the federal government ignored a report saying lives would be lost if the station is closed as planned.

The protestors arrived by boat at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station dock and will peacefully remain there for 24 hours to draw public attention to the enormous danger closing the Station would have, leaving all rescues in Vancouver harbour to the Sea Island Station in Richmond, 17 nautical miles and 35 minutes away.