Japreet Lehal

YOUTH VOICE: Action needed to end human-rights atrocities

'I hope and pray that 2017 is the year that brings peace in our world,' writes columnist Japreet Lehal

YOUTH VOICE: Exclusivity not for Canada

U.S. election serves as reminder to protect diversity

YOUTH VOICE: Everyone has right to safe air, water, food

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms should include a right to a healthy environment, writes youth columnist Japreet Lehal

COLUMN: We need to explore electoral reform

All systems have their pros and cons and we need to build greater momentum around this issue .

YOUTH VOICE: Finding a solution to food-waste issue

New legislation could spur change for the better, writes Japreet Lehal

COLUMN: To help the hungry, close the food waste gap

Millions of pounds of food are wasted in Canada annually, even though many families struggle with poverty and hunger.

COLUMN: Reinstate B.C.’s human rights commission

While progress has been made in addressing and helping to end discrimination, we still have a lot of work to do.

COLUMN: Few can afford the price of democracy

We need policies that benefit the majority of British Columbians, not just a small number of wealthy individuals and corporations.

YOUTH VOICE: Take steps to end domestic violence

New provincial legislation is needed to help prevent domestic abuse

Step up support for domestic violence victims

The province should introduce a law which allows victims to take leave from work and seek help.

COLUMN: B.C. needs workplace legislation for domestic violence victims

All levels of government should do more to help put an end to violence and abuse.

COLUMN: B.C. offers no real help for the poor

True prosperity only exists when every person in society has opportunities.

YOUTH VOICE: Action needed on plastic

Non-biodegradable bags need regulation, elimination, writes youth columnist Japreet Lehal.

COLUMN: Plastic pollution – start the dialogue

It is estimated that on a yearly basis in Canada, 2.86 billion plastic bags are used, much to the detriment of the environment.

COLUMN: Canada must play a strong role in upholding human rights

Foreign policy should include holding governments accountable for their actions.

COLUMN: Blogger should be released from prison

Canada needs to step up and aid Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, writes PAN columnist Japreet Lehal.

YOUTH VOICE: Province hungers for a strategy

Despite repeated calls for a poverty-reduction strategy, the provincial government has not adequately addressed its citizens' needs.

COLUMN: Too many B.C. kids are going hungry

One in five, or 167,810 children, live in poverty in this province.

YOUTH VOICE: Youth in care need support

Our youth deserve a system that helps them and puts their interests first, writes columnist Japreet Lehal.

COLUMN: Youth in care need greater support

It is often said that the true measure of our society’s success is based on how we treat the most vulnerable.