Canadian Labour Congress
Young Canadians need more opportunities
Aug 12 2016
As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the Canadian Labour Congress is asking the federal government and employers to invest in greater opportunities for youth.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
What's happened with the panama papers?
Aug 12 2016
Canada's Revenue Minister promised to use the leaked documents to launch audits and go after possible tax cheats. So, has anything changed?
Harrowsmith Now
The lure of lavender
Aug 12 2016
Ian Baird has no reason to be blue. The hot, dry summer which has plagued home gardeners and farmers across Ontario has been a welcome zephyr to the owner of the Terre Bleu Lavender Farm near Milton.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Message delivered
Aug 11 2016
On Saturday, over 1,000 postal workers and allies gathered in Montreal and marched to Prime Minister Trudeau's constituency office to deliver our message to the government.
Unifor
Unifor opens bargaining with General Motors Canada
Aug 11 2016
Unifor opened formal contract talks with General Motors this afternoon, in what could be the most important round of auto talks in a generation. Stay informed, take action, and support #autotalks16.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The TPP and Canada's public postal service
Aug 11 2016
A new study from the CCPA shows that the TPP puts Canada Post at risk of trade litigation regarding courier services and future reforms or service expansion of the Crown corporation.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC supports calls to strengthen MMIW inquiry
Aug 8 2016
The Public Service Alliance of Canada joins Indigenous Peoples in recognizing the importance of the newly-launched National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Mining Watch
Join MiningWatch at the World Social Forum
Aug 8 2016
The World Social Forum is coming to Montreal August 9-12 and MiningWatch will be there to focus on predatory extractivism work together for a fair and just world.
Socialist Worker
Condo development on sacred Algonquin land
Aug 8 2016
A real estate development on islands in the Ottawa River -- in the heart of the national capital -- will test the federal government's commitment to operate in good faith with Indigenous peoples.
Canadian Labour Congress
Government launches inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Aug 5 2016
The federal government has finally announced an inquiry but NWAC, victims' families, and leaders from Indigenous groups have raised several concerns with the government's plans. Will Trudeau listen?
National Union of Public and General Employees
Trans-Pacific Partnership study shows deak undermines Canada's copyright balance, Internet users
Aug 5 2016
A new study shows that the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s proposed intellectual property provisions would dramatically alter the balance between copyright owners and users.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples -- August 9
Aug 5 2016
Each year, on August 9, the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed to promote and acknowledge the rights of the world's indigenous communities.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Rally to support postal workers August 6
Aug 2 2016
Canada Post isn't budging on key issues. Postal workers will rally on August 6 at Justin Trudeau's constituency office in Montreal to demand fair pensions, pay equity, and sustainable public services.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Ontario's $4.8 billion hospital underfunding
Aug 2 2016
A new report will be released today in Kingston that shows the extent of the Ontario Liberal government's underfunding of hospitals by $4.8 billion.
Council of Canadians
Trudeau grants permits to block Peace River for Site C dam
Aug 2 2016
First Nations and civil society groups oppose it but Trudeau approved it -- a permit for the Site C dam -- a 60-metre high, 1,050-metre-long earth-filled dam and hydroelectric generation station.
Canadian Labour Congress
CLC wants Canadian mayors to address use of lethal force and systemic racism in policing
Jul 29 2016
Abdirahman Abdi died after witnesses say Ottawa police violently beat him on July 24. Now, the Canadian Labour Congress is backing community calls for a transparent investigation.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The trouble with the TPP's copyright rules
Jul 29 2016
A new CCPA study shows howTrans-Pacific Partnership's intellectual property provisions would dramatically alter the balance between the interests of copyright owners and users.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How to become a billionaire and avoid paying taxes
Jul 29 2016
Jeff Bezos isn't just the owner of Amazon. He also owns the Washington Post, he's worth $50 billion, he even advises the Pentagon. But according to the IRS he owes $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes.
United Steelworkers
Colombia human rights assessment sneaks past parliamentary scrutiny
Jul 27 2016
The Liberals’ first Human Rights Impact Assessment Report on Colombia, tabled Wednesday to an empty House of Commons, remains as meaningless as those tabled by the previous government.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO condemns Turkish governmnet's mass suspension of over 15,000 teachers
Jul 27 2016
The Turkish government's repression after a failed coup attempt has received near universal condemnation from international organizations, unions, and civil society groups including the ETFO.
Socialist Worker
Live boldly, unless you’re disabled?
Jul 27 2016
The film "Me Before You" is yet another fictional story written by a non-disabled person that romanticizes stereotypes and marginalizes disabled people.
Fair Vote Canada
Engage with the Electoral Reform Committee
Jul 26 2016
From July 25-28 the federal government's electoral reform committee will hold 7 hearings. Join the conversation on Twitter, watch the meetings live and help replace Canada's outdated electoral system.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Discriminatory underfunding of First Nations policing needs to stop
Jul 26 2016
Officers of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Canada's largest First Nations policing outfit, voted overwhelmingly for a strike mandate last week.
Canadian Labour Congress
What an expanded CPP means for someone like you
Jul 26 2016
Are you an electrician? Do you work at a bank? Wherever you work the federal government's changes to the CPP will affect everyone. Here are some real numbers behind the federal government's new plan.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Jason Kenney will take Alberta back to the 20th century
Jul 21 2016
Harper fanboy Jason Kenney wants to be the next premier of Alberta and turn the clock back on LBTQ rights, women's rights, and bring back Big Oil.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Riot marks increasing violence at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre
Jul 21 2016
There was a six-hour long riot at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre Tuesday and the causes are directly linked to cost-cutting measures and the closure of the Victoria youth detention facility in 2014.
Socialist Worker
Ghostbusters: popular culture, misogyny and racism
Jul 21 2016
The new Ghostbusters reboot ain't no masterpiece but the real problem here is about the misogynists and racists who find comfort in the ascending culture of hate promoted by the likes of Donald Trump.
Council of Canadians
91% of Canadians want a national pharmacare program
Jul 19 2016
Send a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and your premier now demanding that our governments protect Canada's most cherished social program and implement universal pharmacare.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Will this be the week?
Jul 19 2016
Canada Post and CUPW continue negotiations this week. There are still many issues to be addressed. Will this be the week when progress is made?
Canadian Labour Congress
Supreme Court ruling protects non-union workers from unjust dismissal
Jul 19 2016
Joseph Wilson reported improper procurement practices at the Atomic Energy of Canada and was fired from his job. He ended up at the Supreme Court and struck a blow for workers' rights everywhere.