Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
B.C. government plans for LNG exports jeopardize energy security
May 27 2015
As the BC and federal governments continue to push for LNG development and export, a major new study details the consequences of ramping up fracking.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Sweeping back-to-work legislation a throwback to Bill 115
May 27 2015
The sweeping back-to-work legislation imposed by the government on secondary school teachers in Ontario region is a blatant infringement of teachers' constitutionally protected right to strike.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Conservative CPP scheme an ineffective half-measure, offers little for Canadian workers
May 27 2015
The Conservatives' announced planned consultations on allowing for voluntary individual contributions to the Canada Pension Plan will not lead to any real help for workers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Study says union membership builds middle class stability
May 25 2015
A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study reveals that union membership can be a key factor to building middle class stability.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Spike in DUIs spells caution on expanded alcohol availability
May 25 2015
A dramatic increase in the number of alcohol-related charges over the Victoria Day weekend should be a warning to the Wynne government that increasing alcohol availability comes with consequences.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Corporate Canada's $199 billion secret
May 25 2015
Luxembourg has been a prime destination for Canadians looking for a tax haven.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post executives have some explaining to do
May 22 2015
Canada Post's annual public meeting in Ottawa is billed as an opportunity for Canadians to "speak directly to senior leaders of the company about present and future policies and direction."
Canadian Health Coalition
Health-care advocates expect federal leadership
May 22 2015
Health-care advocates are making it clear to MPs that health care will be a vote-deciding issue in the upcoming federal election.
Food Secure Canada
Health and scientific community bands together to make nutrition a priority
May 22 2015
More than four out of five Canadians support health warnings on unhealthy foods, legislated sodium reduction and subsidies on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Mining Watch
Mokopane residents picket Canadian High Commission to protest Ivanhoe Mines
May 21 2015
Protestors picketed the Canadian High Commission to pressure the Canadian government to take responsibility for Ivanhoe, and address their complaints about the destruction of graves.
United Steelworkers
Queen's University employees join forces to protect pensions
May 21 2015
Unions representing more than 7,000 Queen's University employees and pensioners are joining forces to seek an agreement with the university to ensure improved pension protection.
Council of Canadians
Where does Newfoundland and Labrador stand now on CETA?
May 21 2015
In January, the provincial government announced that it was "suspending all participation in, and commitment to be bound by the outcomes of any trade agreement currently under negotiation by Canada."
Socialist Worker
Bombardier: We need mass transit not mass layoffs
May 19 2015
Due to reduced demand of business jets, Bombardier is laying off 1,750 workers -- including 1,000 in Montreal and nearly 500 in Toronto -- at a time when we need thousands of climate jobs.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Lights. Camera. Action Plan.
May 19 2015
When a Harper cabinet minister gets inspired by a grocery store commercial, it costs the rest of us money. Why are taxpayers footing the bill for advertising that doesn't play by the rules?
Ontario Health Coalition
Homecare Roadmap has potential, but beware of some dangerous pitfalls
May 19 2015
The Ontario government's plan to reform home care is short on details. The broad steps outlined in it contain potential for a strong and progressive vision to emerge, but there are also perils.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
B.C.'s child protection system is stretched to breaking point
May 15 2015
The latest report by the Representative for Children and Youth is a tragic story full of missed opportunities for intervention.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Canadian corporations hoarding record amounts in offshore tax havens
May 15 2015
n 2014, Canadian corporations sent nearly $200 billion offshore, costing us nearly $8 billion in tax revenue.
United Steelworkers
Beer drinkers to make 'Bottles Not Cans' pledge on long weekend
May 15 2015
This holiday weekend beer drinkers across Canada will pledge to buy their suds in bottles instead of cans, to support Toronto factory workers on strike for 20 months.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
New mailboxes graded 'D' for dangerous
May 13 2015
A disturbingly high number of safety concerns and personal injuries are being reported by those who have lost their home delivery and been forced to transition to Canada Post's new mega-mailboxes.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Exploited migrant workers being used as election pawns
May 13 2015
In a cynical, yet typical attempt to court votes with an ethnic community, Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed the Philippines' President Benigno Aquino for a cross Canada tour this weekend.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Beyond tampons: How tax policy fails women
May 13 2015
Every year the CRA collects an estimated $36 million from federal tax on tampons. That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a tax system that fails many women.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the numbers: Injuries at work
May 11 2015
Every year, thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job. Workers in Canada today are four times more likely to die at work than they are to be murdered.
Inter Pares
On May 12, pledge to make Canada open for justice!
May 11 2015
If your child was sick, your family's safety in danger, you were being kicked out of your home, what would you do?
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
School Boards value convenience over students and teachers
May 11 2015
In their rush to manage new expectations put on our schools, school boards have opted for convenient, expedient solutions rather than ones that put students first or that respect their teachers.
Mining Watch
Investment agreements threaten people and environment from El Salvador to Canada
May 8 2015
A Salvadoran delegation will visit Canada next week to discuss how investor-state arbitration threatens democratic decision-making, public health and the environment here and beyond our borders.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Budget bill violates collective bargaining rights, legislates sick leave
May 8 2015
The bill authorizes Treasury Board to modify collective agreements to remove sick leave and impose a short- and long-term disability plan outside of collective agreements.
Inter Pares
The future of international solidarity
May 8 2015
On April 30, over a hundred supporters and activists from Ottawa and around the world joined the event "The Future of International Solidarity: An open dialogue."
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Unionization key to Canadian middle class economics
May 6 2015
The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers' ability to move up the middle class ladder.
Hospital Employees' Union
Communities speak out against privatization of hospital laundry services
May 6 2015
Nearly 12,000 British Columbians have signed a petition calling on the provincial government to cancel plans by the Interior Health Authority to privatize hospital laundry services.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Tough on crime policies are really just dumb on crime
May 6 2015
A new report by the Public Services Foundation of Canada shows that our provincial jails are chronically overcrowded, with terrible consequences for all of us.