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COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Because so many changes are being made to the CERB and other programs, people are encouraged to check the Government of Canada website to make sure information hasn't changed.

April 24, 2020

Although the government has been tight-lipped on details, it seems clear that Pallister is trying to push through his plan to cut and privatize public services under the guise of the pandemic.

April 24, 2020

Since writing this story 2 days ago, 4 more people have died due to COVID-19. 

April 23, 2020

“There is just no excuse. When lives are at risk, employers like Homes First need to come to the table. They need to come clean.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer

April 23, 2020

"We agree with economists and so many in our community who are saying the Premier's cuts and mass layoffs are wrong for Manitoba, particularly as officials are starting to talk about reopening the economy." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

April 22, 2020

The pandemic has underscored our collective responsibility to look out for one another and ensure that nobody is left behind — and how we are stronger when we do.

April 22, 2020

BCFMWU committed to take any legal action required to protect the rights of its members while remaining open to working cooperatively to facilitate the workforce adjustment in the best manner possible for the employees.

April 22, 2020

The resources provided by Kids Help Phone are now free to anyone living in Canada, regardless of age.

April 20, 2020

It is also a difficult and stressful situation for the people who work with this vulnerable population, who are already under-supported and underpaid.

April 17, 2020

"I am calling on your government to extend the provisions of the Canada Health Act to include Canada’s residential care facilities. By doing so you would ensure that they must meet the 5 principles of the CHA: public administration, accessibility, comprehensiveness, universality and portability." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President