Women's Issues

May 11, 2009

NDP again asks Parliament to pass legislation that would lay a foundation for a national child care system. 

May 1, 2009

The Expenditure Restraint Act violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by denying workers' rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

April 22, 2009

Canada has one of the lowest child care access rates in the industrialized world and fees are among the highest.

March 2, 2009

NSGEU women's conference April 24-26 at Debert Hospitality Centre. Helping women play a more assertive and active role in their union, workplaces and lives.

February 11, 2009

Conservative government is paying lip service to improving the lives of women even as it refuses to support pay equity, child care and economic measures that support women's equality.  So the Canadian Labour Congress is sending each Member of Parliament a gift of chocolate lips with an accompanying note - 'women are tired of lip service'.

January 31, 2009

(Jan 27, 2009) -- 'Everyone except the prime minister seems to understand that big problems require bold solutions. Canada needs a large-scale fiscal stimulus.'

December 14, 2008

Survey of child care standards in 25 developed countries

November 24, 2008

'A problem of pandemic proportions.' - UN

October 9, 2008

(Oct 9, 2008) -- 'The Harper platform is a vapid document, full of slogans but lacking a substantive plan to tackle the current economic and social challenges.'

October 1, 2008

This year’s theme is 'Women in the Lead'