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Equality and Human Rights

August 12, 2009

'Climate change is the main environmental problem facing humanity.' - ITUC.

August 5, 2009

Richest 1% now hog 12.2% of all income while average wages have remained flat for 30 years.

August 4, 2009

Province uses exemption under Employment Standards Act to renege on holiday and vacation pay for students.

July 28, 2009

'Men in particular are taking a hit in ways Canada hasn't seen in a very long time.'

July 13, 2009

Canada ranks almost dead last among OECD countries in terms of access, benefit duration and income replacement levels for Employment Insurance, according to a recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

July 2, 2009

Report by Public Interest Alberta calls for political financing reforms to ensure fair and equitable elections.

June 29, 2009

Precedent setting decision flows from discrimination against white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut.

June 21, 2009

'Unemployment is especially serious this year – at the height of a severe economic recession –- and a deep cause of concern among Aboriginal communities.' - James Clancy.

June 14, 2009

Pride Week is associated with Pride Month which is celebrated in many areas of Canada and around the world in June as well as over the summer months.

June 10, 2009

Harper government rejects or partially rejects more than half of all recommendations contained in the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of Canada.