Council of Canadians
TPP talks fail: Part of Harper's disastrous economic project ends
Aug 5 2015
Ministers from 12 countries negotiating the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership announced that they were unable to reach an agreement.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
What's at stake if the Harper government is re-elected?
Aug 4 2015
Since being elected in 2006, the Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, have significantly changed the economic and social landscape of Canada and our role and reputation internationally.
United Steelworkers
Maintain duties on illegally dumped rebar, steelworkers ask tribunal
Aug 4 2015
The United Steelworkers is calling on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to maintain duties on illegally dumped and subsidized rebar from China, South Korea and Turkey.
Food Secure Canada
Food as a weapon in the residential school system
Aug 4 2015
Woven between the stories of physical, psychological and sexual abuse in the TRC report are experiences of unimaginable food insecurity and hunger.
Unifor
Harper government's economic record worst in Canada's post-war history
Jul 31 2015
"Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating Canada's Economic Record Under the Harper Government," tracks the performance of nine federal governments from 1946 through 2014.
Socialist Worker
Interview: Working against colonialism in Vancouver
Jul 31 2015
Bradley Hughes talked to Scott Clark, a Salish activist in Vancouver, who is the Executive Director of Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement – ALIVE about his work.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How a Canadian bank wants you to forget they avoid taxes
Jul 31 2015
If you are on social media you might have noticed a campaign by TD Bank called #TDThanksYou.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Government claims of LNG jobs grossly overstated, not supported by companies' own numbers
Jul 29 2015
A new report offers a reality check on government claims about massive job creation to come from a B.C.-based LNG industry.
United Food and Commercial Workers
The state of Canadian health care
Jul 29 2015
A new poll reveals that nearly two out of three Canadians believe that our current health-care system is falling behind.
National Union of Public and General Employees
New Hydro One board, same old secrecy
Jul 29 2015
Even though privatization was clearly in the planning stages, the provincial Liberals made no mention of it during the last election.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
We need child-care spaces, not cheques
Jul 27 2015
The Conservative government began mailing out cheques for the expanded Universal Child Care Benefit. The cheques have little to do with child care. Here's why.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
In meeting with premier, ETFO president identifies what needs to happen for negotiations to proceed
Jul 27 2015
n what was a positive meeting with Premier Wynne and the Education Minister, ETFO president identified what needs to happen for negotiations to proceed at the bargaining table.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW pledges solidarity with workers affected by closure of 52 Loblaws stores
Jul 27 2015
"The closure will undoubtedly impact a wide number of workers, with varying needs and realities."
National Union of Public and General Employees
UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Canada's performance
Jul 24 2015
Report from the UN Committee raises concerns about missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Bill C-51, immigration detention measures for asylum seekers, among a wide range of issues.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU stands with First Nations to oppose Site C dam
Jul 24 2015
"Site C is the wrong choice for British Columbia. The project is not needed: there are better alternatives," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith.
Hospital Employees' Union
NDP leader commits to protecting universal public health care
Jul 24 2015
"Medicare came in through the New Democratic Party. It's part of our DNA. And we're going to defend it every step of the way," pledged Tom Mulcair.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Opposition parties call for halt to home mail delivery cuts until election
Jul 22 2015
Opposition party leaders are calling on the Prime Minister to instruct Canada Post to stop removing home mail delivery until the upcoming federal election.
Mining Watch
Canada's mines ministers 'open' to taking action to prevent future mine waste disasters
Jul 22 2015
"Talks aren't enough. Mines Ministers from all provinces and territories need to take concrete steps in order to prevent future mine waste disasters in this country."
Public Service Alliance of Canada
O'Toole's latest announcement confirms Veterans Affairs offices must re-open
Jul 22 2015
Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announced last week that the government plans to hire more staff in Atlantic Canada by March 2016. Are the Harper Conservatives admitting they made a mistake?
United Steelworkers
New contract ratified at Crown Metal Packaging, strike ends
Jul 20 2015
Employees of the Crown Metal Packaging factory in Toronto have ratified a new collective agreement, ending a 22-month strike.
Council of Canadians
Fair Elections Act risks disenfranchising voters: judge
Jul 20 2015
Justice David Stinson found that there was a risk that some people would be unable to vote because of strict new voter identification requirements, but declined to grant an injunction.
Canadian Health Coalition
Health coalitions react to Premiers call for increase in federal funding
Jul 20 2015
Health-care advocates across the country welcomed a statement from premiers calling on the federal government to restore the Canada Health Transfer to 25 per cent of total health-care spending.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers' caravan: Going coast-to-coast to save Canada Post
Jul 17 2015
In a giant white RV with "Stop the Cuts – Save Canada Post" splashed across it in bright red, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is taking to the road.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Survey demonstrates strong support for a national pharmacare program
Jul 17 2015
New poll shows a large number of Canadians do not take all their medications as prescribed due to financial difficulties and also finds overwhelming support for a national pharmacare program.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Study reveals best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada
Jul 17 2015
A new study reveals the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada.
Ontario Health Coalition
Vote for health care this federal election
Jul 15 2015
The 2015 federal election is fast approaching! Are you voting for health care?
Inter Pares
New funding to improve women's health in the Philippines
Jul 15 2015
Inter Pares is proud to announce that the Government of Canada has just selected one of its programs to be an initiative of its Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Unifor
Good jobs and climate change
Jul 15 2015
Cleaning the environment and fighting climate change will help create good jobs in Canada, Unifor National President Jerry Dias told a Climate Summit of the Americas panel recently.
United Food and Commercial Workers
New penalties announced for employer abuse of foreign worker programs
Jul 13 2015
Employment and Social Development Canada has announced new penalties for Canadian employers that abuse foreign worker programs such as the International Mobility Program and the TFWP.
Mining Watch
Mount Polley Mine reopens despite ongoing investigations
Jul 13 2015
The B.C. government's decision to reopen Mount Polley mine is premature. Imperial Metals is still under two investigations for its failure to prevent the biggest mining spill in Canadian history.