Common Causes coalition and Idle No More rally on Parliament Hill as MPs return to work

Common Causes launches in communities across Canada January 28.

 Ottawa (28 Jan. 2013) — People in communities across Canada are coming together under a banner of “Common Causes” on January 28 as Members of Parliament head back to work and Parliament resumes.

In Ottawa, members of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) attending the national women's training session will join the rally at noon on Parliament Hill.


Common Causes/Causes Communes is an assembly of movements dedicated to defending democracy, social justice, the environment and human rights. 

It brings together groups and individuals across the country to act together for a better society in the face of the current Conservative government’s agenda that is weakening environmental protections, cutting public services and jobs, ignoring workers’ rights, attacking civil liberties and eroding democracy.

The assembly believes that coordinated action is needed to take a strong stand against the current federal government agenda that is changing society in critical areas such as the economy, the environment, labour rights, health care, food safety, education, social programs, culture, civil liberties, peace and poverty.

For more information about Common Causes/Causes Communes, and for all the latest updates visit You can also join the discussion on Facebook and on Twitter using #commoncauses.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE