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May 29, 2012

In fighting the dramatic tuition fee hikes, the student movement is defending the values of equality and solidarity which underpin this social contract.

May 5, 2012

In analysis and discussions...differential impacts for women, Aboriginals, racialized persons, newcomers, and *the poor* are frequently left out. It’s hard to blame anyone, there’s a lot to talk about in this whopper. - Angella McEwen

Ottawa (7 May 2012) - Below is a post by Angella McEwen, a Canadian Labour Congress economist, about gender and the recent federal budget:

The only mention of either men or women in the 400-odd page 2012 Budget Implementation Bill is with regards to the appropriate use of donated sperm and ova.

April 27, 2012

Watch new video interviews from the Women 4 Change training session.

April 26, 2012


"The effect of this decision by Health Canada is yet another strong sign that the federal government is pulling away from its responsibility to gender equality" - Chi Nguyen of CWHN.
 
Ottawa (26 April 2012) – Yet another group of organizations dedicated to research and communication in Canadian wome
April 17, 2012

"Today’s cuts to Aboriginal health and well-being will be tomorrow’s burden.” - Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, president of NWAC.

April 16, 2012

Sections 15 and 28 are part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because of the historic activism of Canadian women.

April 16, 2012

NUPGE’s ACWI members become Women 4 Change activists as part of the All Together Now! campaign on April 23-24, 2012.

March 8, 2012

Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.

Toronto (8 Mar. 2012) - Heather Mallick is a Canadian journalist and author who has been a guest speaker at several National Union Women's Conferences.  Below is her article posted in the Toronto Star on March 6, 2012:

Thursday is International Women’s Day. Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.

March 8, 2012

“When, because of traditions, social taboos or simple prejudice, half of the world’s population is prevented from making its contribution to the life of a nation, the economy will suffer.”

December 14, 2011

Provides fact based response to reports to the anecdotal attacks on the public sector from the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) and other conservative think tanks.