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Equality and Human Rights

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.

January 29, 2009

With the Harper Conservatives moving in the opposite direction, the contrast between Canada and the new administration in Washington is startling.

December 5, 2008

Canadian arctic indigenous peoples and environmental groups launch a united call for action on climate change at United Nations negotiations.

June 25, 2008

As Brazilian sugar cane feeds the biofuel industry, it takes its toll on its labourers.

October 1, 2007

As in Ontario, Manitoba's social assistance rates are not keeping up with the cost of living. In Manitoba 60,000 people use employment and income assistance (EIA) as their major source of income. This assistance program as well as the shelter assistance has not kept pace with inflation.

September 27, 2007

A broad coalition of community organizations and poverty groups have formed to address the ever-worsening poverty in Ontario.