United Food and Commercial Workers
Canada and Mexico's deeply flawed Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program
Nov 5 2014
Forty years ago, the Canadian and Mexican governments came together to create the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. And they still have yet to fix it.
Inter Pares
Health and humanity: Connecting the Philippines and Canada
Nov 5 2014
Filipino public health students often study Canada's system to find ways to improve their own. But Filipinos know the dangers of a highly fragmented health care system.
Council of Canadians
Del Mastro found guilty of election fraud but Pierre Poutine still at large
Nov 3 2014
Dean Del Mastro found guilt on charges he knowingly overspent on his election campaign. However, sections of the 'Fair' Elections Act still remain intact.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Shine the Light to break the silence on violence against women
Nov 3 2014
November is Women Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario. The Shine the Light campaign is focused on building awareness engaging people in breaking the silence and encouraging all communities to speak out.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Tim Hortons takeover is a bad deal for Canadians: study
Nov 3 2014
Burger King's proposed takeover of Tim Hortons is likely to have overwhelmingly negative consequences for Canadians.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Government's new tax measures are unfair and won't help families with child care needs
Oct 31 2014
The Conservative government's income splitting and other tax proposals would do nothing to help the vast majority of Canadian families.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Federal budget bill targets refugees at their most vulnerable
Oct 31 2014
Canada Without Poverty and the Canadian Council for Refugees expressed dismay at provisions in Bill C-43, the omnibus budget bill that could lead to refugees being deprived of social assistance.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Income splitting vs. childcare
Oct 31 2014
The Harper government persists on ineffective high-cost proposals such as income-splitting and the Universal Child Care Benefit. But, is this what we really need?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Setting the record straight on the economics of banning fracking
Oct 29 2014
Does the report on fracking in Halifax conflate economic impact with economic benefit?
Ontario Health Coalition
STOP private clinics SAVE our local public hospitals
Oct 29 2014
We need to stop the private clinics and force the government to deal with the fact that the public does not want a model of privatized, inequitable and poor quality health care.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Budget bill makes problematic change to Employment Insurance
Oct 27 2014
The federal government introduced a budget implementation bill that makes a problematic change to the funding of Employment Insurance.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Why the outsourcing of IT services is a bad idea
Oct 27 2014
The Wynne government is privatizing key aspects of the government's IT infrastructure despite the fact that government employees provide the same IT services at a lower cost.
Sierra Club of Canada
This is where we are and what we have to do
Oct 27 2014
How better to engage youth than by putting them to work with a National Climate Change Youth Employment Program?
Council of Canadians
New Brunswick premier calls for the twinning of the Energy East pipeline
Oct 24 2014
The N.B. premier visited Alberta for four days to promote the controversial pipeline project and has even gone as far as suggesting two export pipelines -- one for oil, one for gas -- should be built.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Expanded privatization in throne speech the wrong approach
Oct 24 2014
The Government of Saskatchewan announced an expansion of its misguided privatization agenda with promises of more public-private partnerships, private liquor stores and more.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Minimum wage has no consistent effect on employment levels
Oct 23 2014
There is no consistent connection between higher minimum wages and employment levels in Canada, says a study by CCPA.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Parliamentary Budget Officer reports major problems with government's EI policies
Oct 23 2014
PBO analysis confirms: legislative changes to EI are hurting workers and economies in many communities in Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Media paying attention to poll showing public's distaste for privatization
Oct 23 2014
Newspaper columnists and radio talk show hosts are paying attention to fresh polling data that shows just how uneasy Canadians are about the concept of privatization.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Transgender equality rights now up to the Senate
Oct 20 2014
Bill C-279 is now before a Senate Committee which is considering amendments to the proposed legislation which would essentially undo the principles the bill aims to uphold.
Unifor
B.C. government print outsourcing means higher risk, increased costs
Oct 20 2014
The decision to hand over government printing contracts to for-profit businesses could jeopardize privacy and end up costing more.
Mining Watch
Supreme Court shouldn't impose hurdles for Indigenous people harmed by transnational corporations
Oct 20 2014
Transnational corporations should not be allowed to avoid providing remedy to those they have harmed by evading court judgments against them. Canada can show leadership by providing access to justice.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Court challenge launched against the elimination of door-to-door delivery
Oct 17 2014
A challenge will be filed in the Federal Court of Canada under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, asking the court to put a stop to Canada Post’s termination of home mail delivery.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Three basic steps to re-build Canada
Oct 17 2014
When Canada's Parliamentary Finance Committee asked for input on the next Federal Budget here is what Canadians for Tax Fairness told them.
Hospital Employees' Union
Care aides struggle to support seniors
Oct 17 2014
Nearly three-quarters (73.3 per cent) of B.C.'s care aides say they are forced to rush through basic care for the elderly and disabled.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Get behind the federal NDP plan for affordable, universal childcare in Canada
Oct 15 2014
The Official Opposition has developed a plan to tackle our country's childcare crisis. Affordable, universal childcare will offer real economic and social benefits to working families across Canada.
Food Secure Canada
Family farms need better policies in Canada and globally
Oct 15 2014
Many international studies have confirmed how critical family farming is to food security, yet small and medium sized farms in developing and industrialized countries are facing increased pressures.
Sierra Club of Canada
Bee-ware: Bayer is back with a new neonic
Oct 15 2014
Flupyradifurone is a new neonicotinoid pesticide from Bayer. That's right, another one!
Mining Watch
Copper in Quesnel Lake, concerns in aftermath of Mount Polley tailings spill
Oct 14 2014
What is known about the impacts of the Mount Polley spill? Here is an overview of the actions taken to address the spill, including company and B.C. government reactions.
United Steelworkers
Stop CETA! Secret Canadian trade deal paves way for TTIP
Oct 14 2014
What are the realities of CETA: Threats to public services like the NHS to eroded worker rights to a world in which no institution is safe from the clutches of privatization.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Provincial task force tables 22 recommendations for healthier, safer school communities
Oct 14 2014
A precedent-setting task force involving labour and school boards has tabled 22 recommendations to make Ontario public elementary school communities healthier and safer places to work and learn.