National Union of Public and General Employees
National Day of Action for a $15 minimum wage
Apr 15 2016
Join the campaign to raise the minimum wage for the lowest-paid workers in our country.
Unifor
Unifor joins Lets Talk TPP
Apr 15 2016
Unifor is joining with other unions and progressive groups to get Canadians talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and the threats it poses for this country.
Harrowsmith Now
A brewery for Dundas
Apr 15 2016
Dundas, Ontario looks like a prosperous town. It has a high-end grocery, an excellent cheese shop, a thriving coffeehouse and more. But, it doesn't have a brewery, yet.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Walmart to pay $151 million in unpaid wages after losing U.S. supreme court appeal
Apr 14 2016
Walmart workers demanding compensation for unpaid wages recently won a huge legal victory after the United States Supreme Court denied Walmart's appeal of a class action lawsuit.
Council of Canadians
New CETA video aims to spark debate as crucial vote approaches
Apr 14 2016
This video shows people exactly what we in Europe have feared about CETA. Our Canadian friends remind us that what they say is true: Canadians and Europeans have similar values.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Time's up for payday lenders
Apr 14 2016
Payday lenders charge up to $21 for every $100 borrowed over a period of two weeks, while in B.C. and Alberta they charge up to $23. Annually, that's effectively an interest rate of 547 to 599%.
Socialist Worker
NDP: join the leap!
Apr 8 2016
In the lead-up to the convention, more than a dozen riding associations have sent resolutions to endorse the Leap Manifesto.
Unifor
Syrian refugee crisis: a quick but important action
Apr 8 2016
Lifeline Syria has learned that the government may be reconsidering its position to resettle Syrian refugees as soon as possible or quietly slowing down this process. Take action now.
Mining Watch
Six Reasons to be concerned about AJAX's open pit mine in Kamloops
Apr 8 2016
If this gigantic open pit mine is approved, it would set a bad precedent not only for Kamloops, but for communities across BC and Canada in terms of health, public safety, and environmental standards.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Covered Bridge strike gains worldwide solidarity
Apr 7 2016
As the strike by UFCW Canada Local 1288P members at Covered Bridge Potato Chips holds strong, thousands of activists from around the world have added their voices in calling for a fair first contract.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
A bank for everyone
Apr 7 2016
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages, and some Indigenous communities, don't have a bank -- but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services.
Council of Canadians
Energy East Pipeline threatens drinking water of over 5 million Canadians along entire route
Apr 7 2016
A new report documents the threat to drinking water in Edmundston, Saint Leonard, Saint Anne de Madawaska, Grand Falls, Cambridge Narrows, Hampton, Fredericton and Saint John by Energy East.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
The Panama Papers: What's the story?
Apr 5 2016
An anonymous source, 11 million leaked documents, and a year-long investigation effort by 400 journalists in over 80 countries have yielded the Panama Papers, an unprecedented look at tax havens.
Fair Vote Canada
Ranked ballot is not a voting system
Apr 5 2016
The Liberal Party platform stated that they will make every vote count and they will consider proportional representation and ranked ballots. Only proportional systems can make every vote count.
United Steelworkers
The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the future of peace and prosperity in Colombia
Apr 5 2016
The former Conservative government, supported by the Liberals, five years ago promised that ordinary Colombians' lives would vastly improve under free trade. Steelworkers show how wrong they were.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians rallies against the TPP in Charlottetown
Apr 1 2016
The government needs to hold full and proper public consultations with First Nations, provinces and municipalities. So far these so-called consultations are just smoke and mirrors.
Fair Vote Canada
Myth: Is Proportional Representation Unconstitutional?
Apr 1 2016
Opponents of electoral reform sometimes claim that proportional representation means amending the constitution or could be subject to a constitutional challenge. They're wrong.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadians Abroad: A policy and legislative agenda
Apr 1 2016
A new study released by the CCPA and the Rideau Institute analyses fourteen major issues with consular assistance to Canadians traveling and residing abroad.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Time for police to investigate Hydro One sale
Mar 31 2016
Following revelations that a bank underwriting the Hydro One sale backed a fundraiser that funnelled tens of thousands of dollars into Liberal party coffers, it is time for police to investigate.
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU urges Ottawa to honour commitments on public health care
Mar 31 2016
The Hospital Employees Union is calling on the federal Liberal government to honour its 2015 election commitments to bring back a national health accord in partnership with B.C. and other provinces.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Private contractors at Eastern Health refuse to release information to the public
Mar 31 2016
Privatization at Newfoundland and Labrador's health authority is causing big headaches. The four companies that replaced union workers is stonewalling vital freedom of information requests.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Budget 2016: Government must be transparent about outsourcing, stop privatization
Mar 29 2016
Budget 2016 could create the conditions for more privatization, outsourcing and centralization in the federal public service and PSAC will be monitoring the government's actions closely.
Socialist Worker
Is Trump fascist?
Mar 29 2016
This comparison is not surprising. His appeal to a mythical past in which America was Great and took shit from no-one sounds an awful lot like Mussolini's appeal to the greatness of the Roman Empire.
United Food and Commercial Workers
2016 SAME Tour builds momentum in fight against migrant exploitation
Mar 29 2016
The annual Students Against Migrant Exploitation (SAME) tour has once again hit the road in support of the fight against migrant worker exploitation.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Breathe easy bank presidents, budget didn't touch stock option loopholes
Mar 23 2016
The Liberal government has caved on the campaign promise to close the stock option loophole. Too bad, because it costs Canada $1 billion a year and Canadians definitely don't get their money's worth.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Liberal budget repairs some damage, but lacks clear direction to help working people
Mar 23 2016
There is still no clear plan from the Trudeau Liberal government to strengthen the economy and help working people in Canada.
Council of Canadians
Federal budget murky on water, says Council of Canadians
Mar 23 2016
The federal budget, released on World Water Day, doesn't go far enough to address the water crisis in First Nations communities.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The TPP and cultural diversity
Mar 18 2016
This study from the CCPA questions why Canada agreed to weaker protections for culture and cultural industries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) than in previous trade treaties.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
New regulations work against children's development, child safety and availability of infant care spaces
Mar 18 2016
The Ontario government has proposed changes to standards for child care for infants and toddlers.
Harrowsmith Now
The unplugged woodshop
Mar 18 2016
Down an industrial hallway, in an old, white-walled factory, past a sprouts company, a chocolate shop, and a caterer sits the Unplugged Woodshop.