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August 15, 2012

With Europe in a financial crisis the question remains how far is Canada willing to go to achieve a deal?

Ottawa (16 Aug. 2012) – While negotiators for the proposed Canada-European Union trade deal say that negotiations are in the final stages, serious concerns continue to be raised about some of the provisions expected to be in the agreement. It is reported that negotiators have reached agreement on 3/4s of the text but that there are some serious issues remaining to be addressed.

August 14, 2012

Governments have a role to play in ensuring citizens live healthy lives.

Ottawa (15 Aug. 2012) - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) released results of a poll indicating that the health of Canadians is suffering due to the widening gap between the rich and poor in Canada. Results show that one in four Canadians earning less than $30,000 a year say they have put off, or stopped buying, prescription drugs because they can’t afford them; one in four has skipped meals.

August 8, 2012

The study warns that these cuts will damage progress made towards gender equality. 

August 1, 2012

August 1, 2012 marks year of terrible agricultural policy with the destruction of the Canadian Wheat Board single desk.

July 27, 2012

Over 25,000 people have signed the petition asking for the LBD to remain public. Opposition to the privatization is broad-based and includes the media, brewers, distillers, bar and restaurant owners, local government and the general public.

July 27, 2012

"Turpel-Lafond confirms unequivocally what our members have been saying. This is the wrong computer system for the work being done. It needs to replaced.” -Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.

July 26, 2012

During Premier's meeting, Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network holds press conference to outline their vision to improve Canada's public health care system.

July 26, 2012

“This hidden offshore sector is large enough to make a significant difference to all of our conventional measures of inequality," says James Henry, former McKinsey & Co. chief economist and author of The Price of Offshore Revisited.

July 18, 2012

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July 18, 2012

Employment inequality likely to increase due to reduced monitoring resources of government department.

Ottawa (20 July 2012) - According to the six public sector unions operating under the umbrella of the Professionals Serving Canadians, the federal government's Workplace Equity Program will be facing increased difficulty due to diminished resources.