Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Budget balanced at expense of veterans, unemployed and safety: study
Nov 12 2014
While Finance Minister Joe Oliver is expected to announce a balanced budget today, a report by the CCPA examines the toll federal austerity measures have had on public services.
Sierra Club of Canada
They tore down the wall, we can stop the pipelines
Nov 12 2014
Is stopping the pipelines our fall of the wall?
Food Secure Canada
Waves of change: Sustainable food for all
Nov 12 2014
Food Secure Canada is pleased to present the biggest Canadian Food Movement event ever held in the country!
Unifor
Minimum wage hike won't kill jobs
Nov 10 2014
There is is no consistent connection between higher minimum wages and employment levels in Canada. (So let's raise 'em!)
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Universal public drug plan favoured in new report
Nov 10 2014
The time has come to ask not whether a universal public drug plan is relevant but rather simply when it needs to be implemented.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Affordable child care vs. more tax breaks
Nov 10 2014
Mulcair and the NDP want to create universal child care. Harper and the Conservatives want to give the rich more tax breaks.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Changes to 'right to refuse unsafe work' in the federal sector take effect
Nov 7 2014
The new definition of 'danger' and other harmful changes to Canada Labour Code rules on health and safety brought about in Bill C-4 came into effect Oct. 31, 2014.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Can private sector companies meet public sector standards?
Nov 7 2014
We know that profit is what business is about. And to the Chamber, the public sector is an opportunity for growth and revenue. But at what cost to the people of Ontario?
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Excessive caseloads putting children at risk
Nov 7 2014
B.C.'s child and family welfare system is at breaking point, with excessive caseloads putting vulnerable children, youth and families at risk, frontline workers reveal in a report.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Income splitting fails Canadian families
Nov 5 2014
There are better ways to help Canadian families! The $2.4 billion, used wisely, could benefit a lot of people.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Canada and Mexico's deeply flawed Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program
Nov 5 2014
Forty years ago, the Canadian and Mexican governments came together to create the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. And they still have yet to fix it.
Inter Pares
Health and humanity: Connecting the Philippines and Canada
Nov 5 2014
Filipino public health students often study Canada's system to find ways to improve their own. But Filipinos know the dangers of a highly fragmented health care system.
Council of Canadians
Del Mastro found guilty of election fraud but Pierre Poutine still at large
Nov 3 2014
Dean Del Mastro found guilt on charges he knowingly overspent on his election campaign. However, sections of the 'Fair' Elections Act still remain intact.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Shine the Light to break the silence on violence against women
Nov 3 2014
November is Women Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario. The Shine the Light campaign is focused on building awareness engaging people in breaking the silence and encouraging all communities to speak out.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Tim Hortons takeover is a bad deal for Canadians: study
Nov 3 2014
Burger King's proposed takeover of Tim Hortons is likely to have overwhelmingly negative consequences for Canadians.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Government's new tax measures are unfair and won't help families with child care needs
Oct 31 2014
The Conservative government's income splitting and other tax proposals would do nothing to help the vast majority of Canadian families.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Federal budget bill targets refugees at their most vulnerable
Oct 31 2014
Canada Without Poverty and the Canadian Council for Refugees expressed dismay at provisions in Bill C-43, the omnibus budget bill that could lead to refugees being deprived of social assistance.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Income splitting vs. childcare
Oct 31 2014
The Harper government persists on ineffective high-cost proposals such as income-splitting and the Universal Child Care Benefit. But, is this what we really need?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Setting the record straight on the economics of banning fracking
Oct 29 2014
Does the report on fracking in Halifax conflate economic impact with economic benefit?
Ontario Health Coalition
STOP private clinics SAVE our local public hospitals
Oct 29 2014
We need to stop the private clinics and force the government to deal with the fact that the public does not want a model of privatized, inequitable and poor quality health care.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Budget bill makes problematic change to Employment Insurance
Oct 27 2014
The federal government introduced a budget implementation bill that makes a problematic change to the funding of Employment Insurance.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Why the outsourcing of IT services is a bad idea
Oct 27 2014
The Wynne government is privatizing key aspects of the government's IT infrastructure despite the fact that government employees provide the same IT services at a lower cost.
Sierra Club of Canada
This is where we are and what we have to do
Oct 27 2014
How better to engage youth than by putting them to work with a National Climate Change Youth Employment Program?
Council of Canadians
New Brunswick premier calls for the twinning of the Energy East pipeline
Oct 24 2014
The N.B. premier visited Alberta for four days to promote the controversial pipeline project and has even gone as far as suggesting two export pipelines -- one for oil, one for gas -- should be built.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Expanded privatization in throne speech the wrong approach
Oct 24 2014
The Government of Saskatchewan announced an expansion of its misguided privatization agenda with promises of more public-private partnerships, private liquor stores and more.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Minimum wage has no consistent effect on employment levels
Oct 23 2014
There is no consistent connection between higher minimum wages and employment levels in Canada, says a study by CCPA.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Parliamentary Budget Officer reports major problems with government's EI policies
Oct 23 2014
PBO analysis confirms: legislative changes to EI are hurting workers and economies in many communities in Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Media paying attention to poll showing public's distaste for privatization
Oct 23 2014
Newspaper columnists and radio talk show hosts are paying attention to fresh polling data that shows just how uneasy Canadians are about the concept of privatization.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Transgender equality rights now up to the Senate
Oct 20 2014
Bill C-279 is now before a Senate Committee which is considering amendments to the proposed legislation which would essentially undo the principles the bill aims to uphold.
Unifor
B.C. government print outsourcing means higher risk, increased costs
Oct 20 2014
The decision to hand over government printing contracts to for-profit businesses could jeopardize privacy and end up costing more.