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Equality and Human Rights

November 17, 2009

CLC marking 20th anniversary of Montreal Massacre with 20-day mailing campaign to highlight the ongoing need for change.

November 12, 2009

'Canadians should respect and defend the right of every person to dignity and security.'

November 8, 2009

The occasion will mark 'a historic new chapter' in the lives of Métis citizens as well as Saskatchewan and Canadian citizens generally. - MN-S president Robert Doucette.

November 5, 2009

This fall municipal governments from across the country, representing more than 7.5 million Canadians, have passed official resolutions acknowledging Nov. 6 as Canadian Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day.

October 12, 2009

'Even more than immigrants, temporary migrants like farm workers, live-in caregivers, construction workers and others face exploitative and precarious work and living conditions.'

October 6, 2009

'We all need to learn more about the burden of mental illness on individuals, families and our society and try to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of those Canadians who are suffering in silence.' - James Clancy.

September 27, 2009

One in five cannot pay for basic needs like glasses and dental care or participate meaningfully in community recreational activities.

September 24, 2009

Offered to children of NUPGE's 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.

September 18, 2009

'Like the Famous Five, we must continue to lobby, campaign and educate others to ensure that Canadian women obtain equity in this country.'

September 3, 2009

'The typical worker had lost $51 the previous week through wage violations from average weekly earnings of $339 - a 15% loss in pay.'