October 2010

NUPGE concerned Big Pharma trying to sway CETA negotiations in attempt to fatten profits

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is concerned that big brand name pharmaceutical companies are attempting to sway trade negotiations between Canada and the European Union to expand their patent rights. This move would drive up drug prices and costs for Canada’s health care system and individual consumers. 

Final Decision Pending on Fate of B.C. Lake Sacred to First Nations

Twelve environmental groups are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to save Fish Lake, BC, home to 80,000 rainbow trout and sacred to the Tsilhqot’in First Nations. The groups are urging the federal government to heed the findings of its environmental assessment review panel and reject a proposed gold and copper mine that would destroy Fish Lake.