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Council of Canadians
Federal budget murky on water, says Council of Canadians
Mar 23 2016
The federal budget, released on World Water Day, doesn't go far enough to address the water crisis in First Nations communities.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The TPP and cultural diversity
Mar 18 2016
This study from the CCPA questions why Canada agreed to weaker protections for culture and cultural industries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) than in previous trade treaties.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
New regulations work against children's development, child safety and availability of infant care spaces
Mar 18 2016
The Ontario government has proposed changes to standards for child care for infants and toddlers.
Harrowsmith Now
The unplugged woodshop
Mar 18 2016
Down an industrial hallway, in an old, white-walled factory, past a sprouts company, a chocolate shop, and a caterer sits the Unplugged Woodshop.
Mining Watch
Malartic open pit mine in Quebec should serve as a cautionary tale for the AJAX mine in Kamloops
Mar 16 2016
Five years after the mine opened and 339 environmental infractions later, the citizens of Malartic are preparing a class action lawsuit. They hope Kamloops residents don't suffer the same fate.
Ontario Health Coalition
Chamber of Commerce privatization report poorly researched: Ontario Health Coalition
Mar 16 2016
For years, Canadians have been subjected to rhetoric of crisis that calls for health care reform so private interests can finally profit from the health care system. The latest comes from the OCC.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Waste-Free Ontario Act set to waste taxpayers' money
Mar 16 2016
In a move to further privatize his ministry's functions, Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray is considering involving the for-profit sector in carrying out inspections.
Canadian Labour Congress
Top 10 things Canadian unions want to see in the federal budget
Mar 15 2016
Early next week, the federal Liberal government will table their first budget. This is an historic opportunity for our government to respond to the jobs crisis.
Upstream
Food self-sustainability is both possible and necessary
Mar 15 2016
As exporters like California struggle to maintain production in the face of climate change, Canada must aim to improve our own self-sufficiency.
Fair Vote Canada
Tribute to Wendy Bergerud
Mar 15 2016
Wendy Bergerud, a member of Fair Vote Canada's national council, a leader in Fair Vote Canada Victoria and a long time proportional representation activist passed away on March 8, 2016.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Alternative Federal Budget 2016: Time to move on
Mar 11 2016
This year's AFB would lift 1.1 million Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and, result in 520,000 new jobs, bringing unemployment rate to 6 per cent.
Socialist Worker
Quebec's fight against austerity: what's next?
Mar 11 2016
The development of the Common Front, as well as the community resistance supporting it, represents the most militant expression of the labour movement in Canada in recent history.
National Union of Public and General Employees
NAPE tackles privatization in new ad series
Mar 11 2016
NAPE President Jerry Earle: "We have Premier Dwight Ball on the record there and in the media several times since committing to no privatization of public services. We intend to keep him to his word."
Canadians for Tax Fairness
CRA dealmakers ignored advice from staff
Mar 9 2016
Their bosses didn't listen when CRA staff argued that they should pursue a criminal investigation or at least impose large penalties on KPMG clients caught using an offshore tax-avoidance scheme.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada applauds new Manitoba domestic violence workplace leave legislation
Mar 9 2016
The government of Manitoba passed Bill 8, which provides victims of domestic violence up to five days of paid workplace leave and up to 17 weeks of unpaid leave with a right-to-return to work.
Unifor
Public debate needed on TPP, Unifor tells trade committee
Mar 9 2016
There are serious concerns with the TPP that can only be addressed with a full and open debate among Canadians about the deal, Unifor President Jerry Dias told a government committee yesterday.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Making women count: The unequal economics of women's work
Mar 8 2016
This study, co-published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada, looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work and more.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post's underclass of women workers
Mar 8 2016
Compared to their mostly male letter carrier counterparts in urban areas, rural and suburban mail carriers, 70 per cent of whom are women, earn 20 per cent less for doing the same work.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Celebrate International Women's Day
Mar 8 2016
International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York.
Canadian Labour Congress
David Suzuki joins with CLC to support a One Million Climate Jobs plan
Mar 4 2016
The Canadian Labour Congress is proposing a plan that will help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by one third by creating over one million sustainable climate jobs.
Mining Watch
Urgent Action: Urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres
Mar 4 2016
Early yesterday morning, March 3, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres in her home in La Esperanza. Gustavo Castro Soto was injured during the attack.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians protest as first ministers fail to take needed action on climate change
Mar 4 2016
The Council of Canadians Vancouver-Burnaby, Surrey-White Rock-Langley and Delta-Richmond chapters took part in a rally outside the first ministers summit on climate change yesterday.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
On International Women's Day we call for justice for our sisters
Mar 2 2016
The federal government recently announced a national inquiry into the cases of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Website launched to protest tax agreement with Quebec mayors
Mar 2 2016
Philippe Couillard signed a partnership agreement with mayors throughout Quebec which would consequently nullify workers' right to collective bargaining and strike action.
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU condemns Interior Health decision to privatize hospital laundry services
Mar 2 2016
Patients and surgical teams rely on timely, sterile linens. Privatizing a public, in-house hospital service that the Interior Health Authority admits is running efficiently doesn't make sense.
Upstream
We must address Canada's Indigenous suicide epidemic
Mar 1 2016
Our lives are intimately bound to the historical relationships between what we've come to know as Canada, the state of colonialism, and Indigenous nations.
Unifor
Massive school bus contract flip shows system's instability
Mar 1 2016
The flipping of more than 450 Toronto-area school bus routes yesterday shows how unstable a system Ontario has for handing out such contracts, and will only get worse.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Wealth transfer in budget is the biggest unreported story in Ontario
Mar 1 2016
Liberal budgets since the recession have focused on cutting public services and pouring money into privatized infrastructure projects.
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Nurses to Health Canada: Deny licenses to all paid blood and plasma donation corporations
Feb 26 2016
A letter from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions to the Minister of Health Jane Philpott on the commercialization of the Canadian blood supply system.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Covered Bridge Potato Chips strike campaign hits the airwaves
Feb 26 2016
Workers at Covered Bridge were forced out on strike on January 5, because over the past two years the company has said "NO" to paying a fair living wage and recognizing basic workplace rights.