Council of Canadians
Is Canada opposing the European directive against fracking?
Dec 18 2013
We don't know. We do know that the Harper government has lobbied against the European Fuel Quality Directive, an important piece of European climate legislation.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the Numbers: International migration
Dec 16 2013
On December 18, on International Migrants Day, the world recognizes and celebrates the rights of migrants.
Mining Watch
Is Ontario getting a fair share for our mineral resources? An open letter to Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General for Ontario
Dec 16 2013
A review is greatly needed given the well-justified calls for revenue sharing from First Nations and municipalities and the numerous proposed mining projects that are advancing across the province.
National Union of Public and General Employees
PC Leader admits he lacks talent, refuses to debate OPSEU President Smokey Thomas
Dec 16 2013
Hudak told Global TV’s Alan Carter, “Listen, I enjoy debate, I enjoy the fight. I really had no talent in life except running my mouth – that’s why I got in politics.”
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Fact sheet: Canada Post chooses cuts, ignores better options
Dec 13 2013
CUPW has compiled information showing there is little support for what Canada Post is doing and considerable support for alternatives to cuts.
Food Secure Canada
Moving forward with strength and diversity: Raising the bar on student food programs
Dec 13 2013
Did you know that Canada is one of the only OECD countries that does not have federal support for student food programs?
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC calls Canada Post strategy self-defeating, short-term pain for long term peril
Dec 13 2013
Canada Post's plan to end urban door to door delivery while increasing postage rates is both shockingly bad business and bad for the communities the crown corporation serves.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
A part-time, do-it-yourself job market
Dec 11 2013
Statistics Canada reported that employment grew by 22,000 in November. But 20,000 of those new jobs were part-time.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Federal unions to take legal action against Bill C-4
Dec 11 2013
Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
An important message from Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Tim Hudak
Dec 11 2013
I realize your party policies on labour relations, unions, jobs and industrial development contain many erroneous assumptions based on incorrect numbers and research. I challenge you to a debate.
Sierra Club of Canada
Last chance to share your thoughts with Canada’s pesticide regulators about saving bees
Dec 9 2013
Millions and millions of bees and other life-sustaining insect pollinators are being killed-off by neonicotinoid pesticides. Send a quick message today.
Fair Vote Canada
Michael Chong’s reform bill, a litmus test for democracy
Dec 9 2013
The concentration of power in the PMO plays a role in the depletion of trust in our democracy.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013
Dec 9 2013
International Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on December 10th. Sixty-five years ago, on this date, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) was born.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta's Bills 45 and 46: One of the worst attacks on labour rights in decades
Dec 6 2013
These proposed laws are a blatant violation of Canadians' fundamental rights to freedom of association and expression as contained in Canada's Charter.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE marks the National day of Remembrance and Action to end Violence against Women
Dec 6 2013
CUPE urges the federal government to carry out a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, and implement a national action plan to end violence against women.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC mourns Nelson Mandela
Dec 6 2013
For many trade unionists in Canada, including PSAC members, his life as a revolutionary, political prisoner and elected leader was an inspiration in our own struggles.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, activists rally to end waiting lists and underfunding of developmental services
Dec 4 2013
A delegation of development services activists marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities, holding a rally at the constituency office of the Minister of Community and Social Services.
Mining Watch
Taseko’s tactics take new tangent
Dec 4 2013
Public attacks on the review panel accusing it of reaching 'fundamentally flawed' conclusions and creating an environment hostile to Taseko is just the latest in a long list of questionable tactics.
Unifor
Unifor calls for modernization of Canada's passenger rail system in new policy paper
Dec 4 2013
Canada’s passenger rail system is in crisis, and Unifor is calling for an overhaul of the system, including developing a network of high speed railways, in a policy paper entitled “Getting on board.”
Canadian Health Coalition
Canadians want future budget surpluses invested in healthcare, want secure federal funding not tied to the economy
Dec 2 2013
Canadians are more likely to want the federal government to invest future budget surpluses in healthcare (45%) compared to reducing the national debt (37%) or tax cuts (16%).
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Close tax loopholes to make taxes fairer and simpler
Dec 2 2013
Our tax system is riddled with unfair and ineffective loopholes that cost federal and provincial governments a lot of money and disproportionately benefit higher income taxpayers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 2 2013
It is a day to reflect on what has been achieved and what must still be done to bring full equality and inclusion for community members living with a disability.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Minister Fantino’s announcement betrays 17,000 veterans
Nov 29 2013
Veterans and the workers who serve them say it will be impossible for eight Client Service Agents to make up for the work of the 89 front line workers in Veterans Affairs offices slated for closure.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta government tables restraint legislation
Nov 29 2013
Redford should address real issues in the province like fixing the broken tax system and corporate giveaways instead of targeting hardworking public service workers.
Council of Canadians
Could Snowden leaks have CETA implications?
Nov 29 2013
Documents leaked by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden are providing information about Canadian spying activities in relation to multilateral negotiations.
Unifor
Bill C-4 a threat to labour-management relations
Nov 27 2013
It is inappropriate for the Harper government to bring in sweeping labour law changes through an omnibus budget implementation bill, making proper consultation and consideration much more difficult.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The living wage: an idea whose time has come
Nov 27 2013
Whether it be throughout the U.S., Canada or the U.K., the inadequacy of the minimum wage to meet basic needs is well documented.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Harper cuts $8.2 billion for Ontario health care to spend a possible $100 billion on warships, announces tax cuts
Nov 27 2013
Federal Conservatives said they could spend in excess of $100 billion on warships and will again cut corporate taxes, while standing firm on removing $8.2 billion in health-care funding for Ontario.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Saving the green economy, Ontario’s Green Energy Act and the WTO
Nov 25 2013
New study examines the WTO ruling on Ontario's Green Energy Act, its implications, and options moving forward.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW union joins global action for fairness and respect at Walmart
Nov 22 2013
UFCW Canada is proud to stand with allies and activists around the globe to urge Walmart to become the responsible employer and corporate citizen that it can and should be.