November 2020

The Applicants in the case, 7 young people, are arguing that the Ford government’s climate policy, which weakened Ontario’s climate targets in 2018, violates their Charter-protected rights to life, liberty, and security of the person.

(2020-11-30)Read more

"Congratulations to all the winners of our 2020 scholarships. We were very impressed with all the entries we received, and wish the winners and all the entrants the very best in the pursuit of their education and future careers." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-11-30)Read more

Private companies focused on specialized services that generated higher profits so primary care and preventative health care services were both starved of resources.

(2020-11-30)Read more

86% of Canadians said it is important to them that all Canadian families have access to quality child care regardless of income. 84% of Canadians also said that access to affordable child care is essential for Canada’s economic prosperity.

(2020-11-27)Read more

Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) President, Mike Parker, reacts to new measures to stop the surge of COVID-19 cases.

(2020-11-26)Read more

A Canada-wide child care program would also create greater equality, boost regional and rural economic development, and bring long-term health and well-being benefits for future generations.

(2020-11-25)Read more

“Premier Moe needs to do more than just consider a work-from-home plan. The government needs to practice what they preach.” — Barry Nowoselsky, SGEU PS/GE Chairperson

(2020-11-25)Read more

Education International has started a campaign via LabourStart. Individuals can add their voices to those condemning the death threats and the broader trend of violence, intimidation, and repression.

(2020-11-23)Read more

“We are witnessing a pandemic within a pandemic. Physical and social isolation, economic stress, and the overall uncertainty resulting from COVID-19 have created a perfect storm for the increased risk of domestic violence. What's worse, the lockdowns may make it harder for people experiencing violence to seek help.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-11-23)Read more

If the money lost to tax abuse had been available to hire more staff and ensure health care workers were properly protected, many of the people who died during the pandemic would still be alive.

(2020-11-20)Read more

“We must continue to show that we stand in solidarity with the transgender community and make sure that these murders do not go unnoticed. We grieve for every person lost.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-11-19)Read more

For anyone who believes in reducing income inequality, asking the very wealthy to pay a bit more in tax to help fund programs that will help people who are struggling should be a “no brainer.”

(2020-11-19)Read more

"At the rally, there were several reports of attendees verbally harassing and trying to intimidate the officers who were there to enforce public health orders. This is completely unacceptable. If you disagree with the rules put in place, there are other ways to show your views, but you cannot harass and endanger those who are doing their jobs by enforcing the rules." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

(2020-11-18)Read more

"We hope you agree that now is the time to make a universal public child care system a reality in Canada." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President 

(2020-11-17)Read more

“I encourage you to share this letter with your colleagues, friends and loved ones. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on the Kenney government to do the right thing and join us in protecting Albertans during this pandemic.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

(2020-11-16)Read more

"Governments are failing to protect our most vulnerable citizens. People living in residential care facilities continue to suffer and die because of the lack of decisive action.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-11-13)Read more

“Enough is enough. Perhaps the Premier isn’t being told the truth about why all these deaths are happening, and what has to be done to stop them. The truth needs to come out. Someone has to be held to account." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2020-11-13)Read more

In 2010 it was claimed that the private company running the P3 would “assume the construction risk during the redevelopment period and the operations risk on revenues and expense once the site reopens.” Now that company is asking for a bailout.

(2020-11-12)Read more

“It’s clear that during the pandemic, this government has come to recognize the true value of strong public services. Front-line workers are indeed heroes.” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2020-11-09)Read more

"This pandemic has changed the way people look at those who work on the front-lines. Community service workers are now getting some of the recognition and respect they should have been receiving all along. And we should appreciate the work they do every day. But on top of that, what is really needed, what will really change lives is adequate, stable, and targeted funding for these services." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-11-06)Read more

"We need to start taking workplace mental health as seriously as we take traditional, physical health and safety issues." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

(2020-11-05)Read more

Different tax policies that the government should use to reduce inequality include closing tax loopholes, introducing an annual wealth tax, and an excess profits tax on large corporations that have profited from the pandemic.

(2020-11-05)Read more

Below is a statement by Larry Brown, NUPGE President, on the recent endorsement of Bill Morneau's candidacy for the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the OECD.

(2020-11-04)Read more