Environment/Climate Change

“On behalf of members, I am writing to voice NUPGE’s support for legislation to strengthen CEPA. We believe that, in the face of the climate crisis, modernizing and strengthening Canada’s environmental protection legislation is critical.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-12-13)Read more

“Together with labour and civil society colleagues, NUPGE will be there to call for bold climate action that not just gets us to our climate targets but addresses inequities and upholds human rights." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-11-09)Read more

There is positive news in areas like service delivery and job training, but not enough is being done on tax fairness and gaping holes in our social safety net are not getting the attention they need.

(2022-11-03)Read more

“Climate change is the crisis of our time. We need to continue to build the awareness and sense of urgency in order to force our governments to seriously act.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-10-26)Read more

The HSABC/NUPGE Climate Challenge will run from September 15 to November 15.

(2022-09-27)Read more

“I have been shocked by the sheer scale of the devastation in Pakistan as a result of the historic flooding. And we fear that, with the climate crisis, tragedies like this one will become far more common.” — Jason MacLean, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

(2022-09-20)Read more

The cynical attempt to promote for-profit health care or pay-for-plasma schemes tells us that far too many governments and corporate leaders simply want to ignore the lessons of the pandemic to further their own financial interests. We mustn’t let this happen.

(2022-09-02)Read more

"It can feel hard to celebrate when we’re in the midst of a climate crisis. We have come a long way when it comes to public awareness and support for climate action, to be sure, but we aren’t yet where we need to be." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President 

(2022-06-06)Read more

“In the midst of a climate emergency, we must move beyond awareness-raising to action.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2022-04-21)Read more

A properly funded Just Transition is essential to allowing us to effectively respond to the climate emergency and ensure no one is left behind. 

(2022-04-08)Read more

Given how much is needed if we are to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to climate change, the budget fell short.

(2022-04-07)Read more

The pandemic has placed a global focus on health care and how we are all connected. World Health Day 2022 focuses attention on urgent actions to keep humans and the planet healthy.

(2022-04-06)Read more

The measures in the agreement between the Liberals and the NDP are a major step forward, but far more is needed to address problems like climate change, income inequality and the gaps in our social safety net.

(2022-03-24)Read more

In Canada, 8.9 million people or 30.3% of Canadians rely on groundwater.

(2022-03-22)Read more

“The Canadian government’s theme for 2022 IWD is Women Inspiring Women. The more accurate theme would be Women Inspiring Governments to Take Action on Issues Affecting Canadian Women.” — President Larry Brown

(2022-03-02)Read more

If you were part of the protest and you made no move to counter the disgusting behaviour, if you knew this was happening and you stayed because you were having so much fun, as one protester put it, then you were part of the problem. 

(2022-02-03)Read more

"Investing in expanding high-quality public services will be a key part of climate change adaptation. This requires investing in the workers who deliver these critical services, including ensuring fair wages and working conditions as well as the resources they need to do their jobs.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2022-02-03)Read more

“These cuts are affecting many of the protections our professionals uphold, including proactive inspections, the recovery of costs of spills, and protecting species at risk. We keep being told to do more with less, and that just isn’t realistic when cuts are occurring and new programs are being added.” — Shawn Burr, OPSEU/SEFPO Chair of the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks Ministry Employee Relations Committee (MERC) 

(2022-01-12)Read more

The members of the National Union are deeply concerned about the situation in the central Philippines following Typhoon Rai. There is a critical need for support for those directly impacted by this disaster." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

(2022-01-12)Read more