Communities across Canada will honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people at the Sisters in Spirit vigil.
While we work towards policies that address the root causes of food insecurity and end inequality once and for all, NUPGE is happy to support the work CFSA does to support the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
This year's ceremony will be a virtual ceremony live-streamed from Parliament Hill on Sunday, September 27.
"We have been pushing for the government to accept that there is no turning back to the ways things were. This Build Back Better Throne Speech is a signal that they've heard that message. We'll be spending our time before the federal budget to pressure the Liberals to stand by their words and put its money where its mouth is." – Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“This youth-led movement serves as another reminder that we must not forget about the climate crisis amidst the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, the pandemic has illustrated the unequal impacts of a crisis, which we are already seeing with the impacts of climate change, as well as the ambitious, course-changing response that’s possible when the political will is there. We know that Canadians’ will is with climate action. Will the Trudeau government’s be as well?” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The report highlights existing gaps, as well as, best practices that may provide lessons for the Canadian context.
Adequate funding for services like health care or enabling tax dodging and money laundering — it shouldn’t be a tough choice.
As economist Armine Yalnizyan has said, “No recovery without she-covery. No she-covery without child care.”
While families with children in public schools have to hope for the best, wealthy families who are sending their children to private schools will be able to avoid the effect of the Progressive Conservatives decision to cut the number of classes.
“These workers are worried about themselves, they’re worried about each other, but most of all, they are worried about those in their care.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Even though it seems outrageous to anyone whose priority is keeping residents safe, as far as for-profit long-term care companies are concerned, calling for rules to protect people from COVID-19 to be eased when residents these homes are still getting infected and dying is good for business.
The day is intended to promote further action towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.
Recovery from COVID-19 calls for a rethinking of the ways in which our communities and our economy is organized. Prime Minister Trudeau: Full Immigration Status for All is just, fair, necessary and urgent. The time is now.
"We are proud to take part in World Suicide Prevention Day to promote well-being and positive mental health. Today provides us with an opportunity to bring mental health issues out of the shadows so people can find the support they need." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
This is one of Canada's most momentous legal victories as it has preserved our cherished public health care system against this attack. Governments must now act to directly address the unchecked proliferation of extra-billing and queue-jimping in for-profit clinics that undermine our public system. This fight is not over. You can be sure those who seek profit from health care will try to take this all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. We must be ready to continue the fight. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Provinces must play their part in inflating the economy, not contribute to the further deflating of our economy." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The pandemic has shown the critical importance of protecting and strengthening labour rights.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“I commend the Canadian government for taking leadership on this issue. We all have a responsibility to take action to stop the Rohingya genocide, and Canada is uniquely positioned to intervene and to support grassroots struggles.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President