Canadians for Tax Fairness July 11
Canadians for Tax Fairness
This newsletter pulls together highlights of recent progressive tax developments in Canada and around the world
Upstream July 11
Canada has been kicking the tires on a national universal pharmacare plan for a long time. A new report does us a favour by outlining some of the history.
United Food and Commercial Workers July 9
Regardless of how “nice” Scheer's climate change document might look, it is missing any concrete notion of how Canada would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Public Service Alliance of Canada July 9
Although this law does not directly apply to PSAC members who work in federal agencies or departments in Quebec, these workers are likely to be victims of the legislation nonetheless.
Ontario Health Coalition July 9
Ontario Health Coalition
The Ontario Health Coalition is keeping a running account of all the cuts to health care by the Ford government. They also explain the impact of the initiatives which are not easy to quantify.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario July 6
A toolkit to create pressure against Doug Ford’s education cuts.
Canadian Union of Public Employees July 6
Saskatchewan University administration tried to have all workers declared essential under the new essential services legislation. It did not work.
Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada July 6
Every spring and summer anti-choice activists start start brandishing graphic images of fetuses. Here is a guide to help protect our public spaces and to protect choice.
UFCW Local 401 July 1
Public Interest Alberta has launched a public awareness campaign and petition opposing UCP's discriminatory minimum wage legislation. Sign the petition.
Mining Watch July 1
On Monday June 17th, Global Affairs Canada will release its updated “Voices at Risk Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders”. MiningWatch Canada has been working on this issue.
Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation June 27
With the theme of “Meeting Worker Co-op Challenges of 2019”, over 50 co-operators gathered for the Worker Co-op Summit in Quebec City on June 17.
United Steelworkers June 27
Workers at the Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes in Ontario, settled two collective agreements for USW Local 6936 that recognize the growing issues of staffing and increased levels of care.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers June 27
While summer has been late to arrive in many regions, some have already experienced heat waves, and it is very likely that more will occur again this year. Learn about the dangers posed by heatwaves.
Ontario Health Coalition June 25
Ontario Health Coalition
There are deep concerns about the ideological positions of the new Minister of Long-Term Care and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.
Harrowsmith June 25
Learn more about a fabulous organic garden in Dundas, Ontario started by Joanna Chapman who owned a local bookstore.
National Union of Public and General Employees June 25
National Union of Public and General Employees
Premier Kenney's actions on lab services has clearly shown that he is willing to choose maintaining profits in health care over improving patient care.
Canadians for Tax Fairness June 21
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Two separate reports this week confirm tax dodging is costing the federal government billions in lost revenue.
Unifor June 21
The Unifor Social Justice Fund has donated $100,000 to Save the Children Canada to launch the ‘Journey of Hope’ program in Cat Lake First Nation, to provide mental health support to children.
Hospital Employees' Union June 19
June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – is a time to honour, celebrate and stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples here and across Canada.
Public Service Alliance of Canada June 19
Wayne Kelley is the Director for LGBTQ2+ members on the PSAC Atlantic Regional Council, where he works tirelessly and proudly to advocate for LGBTQ2+ members’ rights.
United Food and Commercial Workers June 19
The voice of Canada’s food workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), welcomes the announcement of the Food Policy for Canada.
Canadian Health Coalition June 13
CHC is very pleased with the final recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of Pharmacare.
Canadian Union of Public Employees June 13
The Canadian Union of Public Employees has been certified to represent flight attendants at Swoop, a fully owned subsidiary of WestJet.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation June 13
The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes, and the President of OSSTF Harvey Bischof, will launch and discuss a new economic report on education.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario June 11
ETFO has given the Ford Conservative government failing grades for education, public services and putting people first during its first year in office.
Upstream June 11
The spectre of climate change-fueled disasters looms large over the coming federal election, yet the health equity promise of a Green New Deal is shining through the storm clouds.
Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association June 11
With the introduction of this legislation, the Ford government is once again trampling on public services and Ontarians’ legal rights.
Inter Pares June 7
The women’s movement will continue to organize and shape a revolution that recognizes the autonomy and respects the agency of women.
Food Secure Canada June 7
Food Secure Canada released new research on increasing access to sustainably grown foods.
Socialist Worker June 6
Picket lines went up across cities, towns and worksites in Ontario this week as 12,000 members of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters walked out on strike.