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.
Council of Canadians
Message to Canada's Infinito Gold: Drop your outrageous billion-dollar lawsuit against Costa Rica!
Nov 22 2013
Calgary-based Infinito is suing the Costa Rican government for over $1 billion because it rejected the company’s plan to build an open-pit gold mine in a tropical forest.
Food Secure Canada
Festival of Food Ideas in Montreal
Nov 22 2013
A Festival of Food Ideas welcomes food leaders from across Canada in Montreal.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov 20 2013
November 20 is a day to remember those killed because of the hatred or fear of transgender people.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Conservative government soft on crime, Financial Secrecy Index reveals
Nov 20 2013
The Conservative government isn't just hugging thugs. Its taking them out for dinner and paying for their drinks
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO continues its support of the awareness and prevention of bullying
Nov 20 2013
November 18-22, 2013 marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. A safe learning environment is extremely important to every student, parent and educational worker.
Mining Watch
Spilled coal slurry not inert but laced with arsenic toxic metals and carcinogenic PAHs
Nov 18 2013
On October 31, an impoundment holding a slurry of waste from Sherritt International's Obed Mountain coal mine failed releasing approximately 670 million litres of waste into the Athabasca River.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Another trade unionist killed in Colombia. Act now to prevent other members from being killed.
Nov 18 2013
Members of SINALTRAINAL have been on hunger strike since 5 November in front of the Nestlé factory in Bugalagrande.
United Steelworkers
Stop the killing and enforce the law, Steelworkers tell justice ministers
Nov 15 2013
While politicians talk, 1,000 Canadians continue to be killed at work each year. It's time for real action to protect the safety of every worker in every province and territory.
Unifor
Unifor calls for national moratorium on fracking
Nov 15 2013
Unifor is raising concerns about the safety and environmental risks associated with fracking as well as the lack of informed consent by First Nations about fracking activities on traditional lands.
Council of Canadians
Fallout from Trans-Pacific Partnership leak, 'fast-track' opposition in U.S.
Nov 15 2013
The TPP leaks and letters on fast-track to Obama are a timely reminder of what Canada is trading away in these "next generation" deals.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Do C. D. Howe’s numbers support its policies?
Nov 13 2013
The relationship between business taxes and business investment is not nearly as clear-cut as the C. D. Howe Institute argues.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Senators get big tax break on stock options income
Nov 13 2013
Canadian senators who earned $2-million in stock options from non-Senate work didn’t have to pay income tax on 50 per cent of that money.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Voice your concerns: Tell your MP not to gamble with passenger safety
Nov 13 2013
Do you believe that it's unacceptable to compromise safety for passengers on Canada's airlines?
Sierra Club of Canada
How do we honour our heroes today?
Nov 11 2013
I don’t accept this new culture of defeat; of cut-and-run politics.Climate change is the most pressing issue facing humanity. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
National Union of Public and General Employees
ILO finds Harper Tories guilty of breaking international law (again)
Nov 11 2013
ILO has ruled the Conservative Bill C-33 which takes away the right to strike for pilots and machinists at Air Canada violates freedom of association, the right to organize and collective bargaining.
Unifor
Labour groups call for labour market partners forum
Nov 8 2013
Labour organizations, including the Ontario Federation of Labour, Unifor, and CUPE-Ontario are calling on the federal government to find new monies for the Canada Jobs Grant.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Dirty little secrets: Canada makes top 20 global list
Nov 8 2013
Canada is the 17th most secretive country in the world when it comes to financial transactions, according to an index released today by our partners at the London-based Tax Justice Network.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians supports Aboriginal title in Supreme Court intervener submission
Nov 8 2013
We support Indigenous peoples' right to free, prior and informed consent. They are the rightful stewards of their lands, and should be the ones to decide if and how they are developed.
Inter Pares
Assétou Samaké: Teacher, scientist, and defender of seeds
Nov 6 2013
According to Assétou, GMOs and industrial agriculture further entrenched inequalities between women and men.
Sierra Club of Canada
What's the Canada-EU trade deal all about?
Nov 6 2013
This deal touches on virtually all aspects of economic life, including many that are only loosely related to trade.
Fair Vote Canada
Conservatives oppose fair voting with bogus spin
Nov 4 2013
Looks like the Make Every Vote Count campaign is finally on the Conservative Party radar.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Conservatives want to make taxes less progressive
Nov 4 2013
The reality is that the top 1% actually pay less of their income in all forms of taxes than the bottom 10%. Why? Tax loopholes.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the numbers: Organic food in Canada
Nov 4 2013
According to a new study, more than half of all Canadian shoppers buy some kind of organic food product every week.
United Steelworkers
Union blasts U.S. Steel shutdown, calls it ‘string of broken promises’
Nov 1 2013
All Canadians should be worried about our federal government's lack of action on massive steel imports while letting our homegrown industry wither and die.
Unifor
Unifor opposes Bill C-4 attacks on workers’ health and safety, calls on government to withdraw
Nov 1 2013
Longstanding labour legislation is being gutted, shrouded in yet another giant omnibus budget bill that has little to do with the real budget.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Protection for our cheeses or from the Taliban?
Nov 1 2013
How can a nationalist government gladly agree to put a straitjacket on its own parliament vis-à-vis foreign investors?
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CETA: Corporations in the loop, Canadians in the dark
Oct 30 2013
Throughout negotiations, leaked documents have shown the dangers the deal poses to public services, local governments and the environment.