Equality and Human Rights

May 6, 2009

'Successive Canadian governments, including the current Harper administration, have refused to ratify three key Conventions or to explain their failure to do so.' - NUPGE, CTF, CPA, UFCW Canada.

April 30, 2009

Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically.

April 7, 2009

Sections 15 and 28 are part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because of the historic activism of Canadian women.

April 1, 2009

'A significant victory for free speech and our democratic process.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.

March 30, 2009

'Governments must improve social assistance programs in these tough times or we're going to see more families in Canada living in harsh, desperate circumstances.' - NUPGE president James Clancy.

March 19, 2009

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

March 10, 2009

'The income gap has widened to the point that the top 10% of B.C. families now earn more than the entire bottom half of families.' - CCPA.

March 8, 2009

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

March 3, 2009


OPSEU local honours the first black trade unionist to lead a major Canadian union. Upshaw was president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union from 1990 to 1995.

February 25, 2009

Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. He is currently studying Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. The National Union sponsored Ben to attend the 2009 World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil, January 24 to February 2.