Council of Canadians
B.C.'s Tsal'alh becomes first Blue Indigenous Community
Jan 19 2015
Tsal'alh has joined the 15 Blue Communities in Canada and three international Blue Communities, in Switzerland and Brazil, that are taking action to ensure the human right to water is respected.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers push ahead with Criminal Code enforcement campaign
Jan 19 2015
Short jail terms for two corporate directors implicated in a workplace death are a step in the right direction but do not address the crying need to enforce the Criminal Code.
Sierra Club of Canada
Please urge Ontario to stand strong on bee-killing pesticides
Jan 19 2015
Ontario plans to restrict the use of bee-killing pesticides. However, a recent meeting is leaving this in limbo.
Unifor
Unifor urges change to EI qualifying hours, after mass Target layoff
Jan 16 2015
Unifor is urging federal Minister of Employment Jason Kenney to provide emergency access to employment insurance benefits for Target workers who won't otherwise qualify.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
NAFTA investor-state claims against Canada are 'out of control'
Jan 16 2015
Over the last two decades, Canada has been sued more times than either Mexico or the U.S. under NAFTA's controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta politics excluding farm workers from workers' compensation protection
Jan 16 2015
New report accuses Alberta government of playing politics instead of acting to protect the province's farm workers.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
The government needs to take action on mental health and child care
Jan 14 2015
Approximately one in five Canadians, or seven million citizens, will experience a mental health problem this year. Many of these problems relate in some way to the workplace.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Government should implement recommendations to improve B.C. prisons
Jan 14 2015
The B.C. provincial government needs to implement the Auditor General's recommendations to improve B.C. prisons and make communities safer.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Fair wages don't kill jobs
Jan 12 2015
A report released by Statistics Canada says the minimum wage in 2013 is just a penny more than in 1975.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Why we hate taxes: And why we shouldn't
Jan 12 2015
Taxes are not just about revenue; they are also about the fair distribution of economic benefits and about how much inequality we are willing to tolerate.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Creating pathways to keep young workers in Newfoundland and Labrador
Jan 12 2015
A new report highlights the complexity of youth employment, attraction and retention in Newfoundland and Labrador.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Veterans see Fantino shuffle as nothing more than a 'political move'
Jan 9 2015
"Harper, by allowing Fantino to stay in the position for so long, shows that the Minister was only carrying out the bigger agenda of the federal Conservatives."
Sierra Club of Canada
#SaveTheBees campaign update
Jan 9 2015
It's going to be a great year for the pollinators -- but hard work still needs to be done!
United Food and Commercial Workers
New poll shows majority of Ontarians support Beer Store ownership offer
Jan 9 2015
A majority of Ontarians support The Beer Store's offer to open up ownership according to a new poll.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
New Minister of Veterans Affairs should immediately reopen offices
Jan 7 2015
New Minister of Veterans Affairs, Erin O’Toole, should re-open the offices that were closed under Fantino's leadership and address the many problems veterans are facing.
United Food and Commercial Workers
The 2015 election is a chance to put the disastrous Harper era behind us
Jan 7 2015
After nine years of scandals and cynical policies from the Harper government, it's time to make a change.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Risks to Ontario blood safety require answers
Jan 7 2015
Ontario's blood supply is at its lowest level since 2008. Meanwhile, CBS is shutting down donor clinics and cutting clinic hours. Why?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
CEO pay in Canada soars to glory days of pre-recession heights
Jan 5 2015
Before lunch today, Canada's highest paid CEOs will pocket what most Canadians work all year to earn.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Climate talks advance slowly, but activism on the rise
Dec 22 2014
With 2014 about to end as the warmest year on record, it is becoming more and more urgent that meaningful action to address climate change take place.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Want to close the wealth cap? Canadians have the answer.
Dec 22 2014
Smart tax policy is one of the most direct ways of closing the ever-widening wealth and income gap in Canada.
Unifor
Citizen one day, stateless the next
Dec 22 2014
The Canadian government is attempting to deport a young man who was born in Canada.
Socialist Worker
Labour and the fight against austerity
Dec 19 2014
Are trade unions still relevant in the fight against austerity?
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers ask that you buy bottles, not cans
Dec 19 2014
This holiday season support the Steelworkers and buy bottles and not cans!
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Bill making it harder to unionize passed by Senate despite errors
Dec 19 2014
The Senate has passed Bill C-525, a law that will make it harder for workers to unionize in the federal sector.
Council of Canadians
BC government approves the Site C Dam -- the fight continues!
Dec 17 2014
Site C Dam not clean, not green, not economical and not in the public interest.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Residential care program for vulnerable youth needs overhaul
Dec 17 2014
The lack of oversight and proper planning in the existing system puts children at risk of abuse from unsuitable caregivers and of being placed in unsuitable accommodation.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Hydro privatization a boondoggle in the making
Dec 17 2014
Pursing the Liberal government's privatization plan for Hydro One's electrical distribution assets is a costly mistake.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
The mysterious (and outdated) stubborness of the CRA
Dec 15 2014
Do you know just how much money our country is losing to overseas tax evasion?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Housing and Aboriginal migration to Winnipeg
Dec 15 2014
Winnipeg can only succeed if the Aboriginal people of this city find success.