The National Union of Public and General Employees joins with its sisters and brothers in the labour movement in calling for greater assistance for the Syrian refugees.
“It creates broad and dangerous new powers, without commensurate accountability, and this can result in serious mistakes.” — Sukanya Pillay, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
In this pre-election budget, the Conservative government is taking public money and giving it to people who need it the least.
A National Day of Action to stop the "secret police" Bill, C-51, has been called for March 14. All Canadians are encouraged to get involved.
“It’s time for the federal Conservatives to begin treating veterans and soldiers as strong, proud, and loving Canadians who have earned our constant support, gratitude, and respect.” — NUPGE National President James Clancy
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.
Trade Justice Network publishes fact sheets debunking Harper government's myths about the benefits of EU-Canada free trade.
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)
The federal budget will increase income inequality, decrease the quality of life for Canadians and slow economic recovery.
Organizations representing farmers, students, cultural, Indigenous groups and labour were left out of the trade committee's inquiry. Not one Quebec group was asked to present, which is unacceptable.