"We need to remember: both the Liberals and the Conservatives voted to take away Canadians' civil liberties with this law." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
"A government that does not respect the very Constitution of the country is a dangerously rogue government." — Larry Brown, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe released a report detailing Bill C-51's infringement of freedom of expression and privacy rights of citizens.
The growing opposition of Canadians to Bill C-51, the "secret police" legislation, has forced the Conservative government to accept some amendments. Canadians must keep up the pressure.
Without the right to dissent, democracy is made impossible.
The myriad assaults on the nation being implemented by Harper are really just the latest chapter in what has been a revolution of lowered expectations: a deliberate and systematic culture war on ordinary Canadians' deeply held values about the role of government.
Nobody really knows the cost of cutting oversight agencies but without the proper information we run the risk of making serious problems even worse and, in the long term, that will cost all of us.
By James ClancyNational PresidentNational Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
Impressive start to a weekend of bringing together diverse social movements. The theme: Build Together—Win Together—The Future Is Ours!
Conservative government seen as using tax audits as way to silence critics.
With the appointment of a new federal privacy commissioner, and the conduct of committee hearings on lawful access, the Harper government shows disregard for Canadians privacy rights.