Mining Watch
Impunity reigns, history repeats: Anti-mining activist survives second armed attack
Oct 23 2015
Forty-eight international organizations are calling for an investigation into the second armed attack in as many years against a well-known activist.
Fair Vote Canada
Trudeau must fix the voting system
Oct 21 2015
Liberals won a majority with 39.5 per cent of the popular vote and more than half of all voters were unable to cast an effective ballot.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
CUPW calls on Canada Post to stop defeated Conservatives' delivery cuts
Oct 21 2015
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is calling for an immediate halt to the door-to-delivery cuts scheduled in the coming weeks prior to the Liberals forming the new government.
United Food and Commercial Workers
IVOTE4 campaign a tremendous success
Oct 21 2015
The IVOTE4 campaign, a UFCW Canada youth-led initiative aimed at encouraging young people across Canada to vote in this week's federal election was a tremendous success.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC calls on new Parliament to restore public services
Oct 20 2015
Canadians rejected the Harper Conservatives and voted for change on October 19 and that is good news for Canada, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
Unifor
Unifor celebrates defeat of Harper Conservatives
Oct 20 2015
Unifor is celebrating the defeat of the Harper Conservatives and calling on the Liberals and NDP to cooperate to rebuild Canada.
Council of Canadians
WIN! Voter turnout up by three million voters
Oct 20 2015
In 2011, 61.4 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot. That's about 14.8 million people. In the October 2015 election, about 68 per cent, or 17.5 million people, cast a ballot.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Election 2015: Where the parties stand on tax fairness
Oct 16 2015
Taxes have been a key issue in this federal election. Voters have some very different positions to choose from.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
New poll shows Canadians want to vote to stop the cuts
Oct 16 2015
A new Ekos poll shows that a large percentage of Canadians are opposed to cuts to public services and believe the cuts will affect the election result on October 19.
Fair Vote Canada
NDP includes proportional representation in final election platform
Oct 16 2015
Fair Vote Canada commends the NDP for including proportional representation in their final election platform.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Federal election fact check on party plans to save Canada Post
Oct 14 2015
Two of the major federal parties need to be clearer about their positions on postal service cuts in order to avoid misleading the public, according to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Council of Canadians
Federal party leaders urged to end drinking water crisis in First Nation communities
Oct 14 2015
Over 90 First Nation communities and allied organizations sent an open letter to federal party leaders urging them to prioritize funding commitments to end the drinking water crisis.
Mining Watch
Ottawa, we have a problem
Oct 14 2015
The Canadian Ambassador to Mexico is apparently not worried about violence, kidnapping and extortion at Canadian mine sites.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the numbers: Canada's aging population
Oct 12 2015
For the first time in Canada, the number of people over the age of 65 is greater than the number of people under 14, according to new data released by Statistics Canada.
Food Secure Canada
Food insecurity report demands action
Oct 12 2015
Household Food Insecurity in Canada 2013 has documented 2.4 million adults and nearly a million children in Canada experienced food insecurity in that year.
Unifor
Unifor calls for immediate release of full TPP text
Oct 12 2015
Amidst growing public concern that the federal government is hiding key details of the newly signed TPP, Unifor has joined others calling for the full text to be released immediately.
Canadian Health Coalition
Where do the federal leaders stand on the TPP?
Oct 9 2015
With the federal election around the corner, it is important to know where the federal party leaders stand on this agreement.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
New trade deal puts public services at risk
Oct 9 2015
The Conservative government has just signed a free trade that will give corporations, not elected governments, more power to decide what's good for Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
The cost of Harper's great deal on TPP: $5 billion and counting
Oct 8 2015
"This is a deal by business, for business, with a price tag Canadians shouldn't have to pay."
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Who's got the inside track at the CRA? The answer is disturbing.
Oct 8 2015
No question the Canada Revenue Agency needs help to get back on track.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Complaint filed against Canada Post for unlawful election advertising
Oct 8 2015
"Canada Post's material clearly qualifies as election advertising," said Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Socialist Worker
First Nations and the federal election
Oct 5 2015
As a force for change, most people in so-called democracies like Canada look to political parties and elections as their most potent device. But this has not been the case for Indigenous people.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ontario's minimum wage hike: The job is half finished
Oct 5 2015
October 1 marks the first year in which the Ontario government adjusts its provincial minimum wage to inflation, but the job is only half finished.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Voting for TFSA is a set up for future trouble
Oct 5 2015
Many Canadians say they support raising the contribution ceiling on the Tax Free Savings Account. But it is only a wealthy minority who will actually benefit?
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Liberal youth job creation‎ will lead to unfair working conditions
Oct 2 2015
The Liberal party’s promise to promote and protect Canada’s national parks falls short especially because it encompasses a proposal to create 5,000 youth jobs at the expense of secure employment.
Council of Canadians
Trade deals a poison pill for Canadian national pharmacareTrade deals a poison pill for Canadian national pharmacare
Oct 2 2015
If there was ever a living, breathing argument for keeping the profit motive out of health care, Martin Shkreli is it.
National Union of Public and General Employees
October 4: Demand action on violence against Indigenous women and children
Oct 2 2015
According to research by the Native Women's Association of Canada, there are more than 582 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Federal cuts undermining workplace health and safety
Sep 30 2015
Federal underfunding and understaffing of safety inspectors are putting employees in federally regulated workplaces sector in harm's way.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU relaunches campaign against C-51 with C51Voter.ca
Sep 30 2015
Building on the success of the nation-wide actions coordinated by the BCGEU in March 2015, the coalition campaign against C-51 has been relaunched.
United Steelworkers
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund: Supporting refugees in struggle
Sep 30 2015
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is making $100,000 available to sponsor Syrian refugees to Canada and contributing $40,000 to support Oxfam's emergency relief efforts for Burundian refugees.