"It's unfortunate, now that the Liberals have their own artificial majority with only 39.5 per cent of the vote, they seem to be backtracking on their commitment to electoral reform." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"This isn't the first trade agreement, nor will it be the last, but we've stood fast in our opposition to a deal that would compromise our public services, workers' rights, our environment, and ultimately, our democracy." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Repealing these bills shows that this government understands that strong unions matter. It understands that giving workers the freedom to join together and speak our minds freely is vital to the health and prosperity of our communities and our country." Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"The negotiators cannot ignore and devalue the reasonable and legitimate criticisms that have been continually raised by citizens throughout Canada and Europe.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"The government should be addressing the impact income inequality is having on peoples' lives," said Brown, "instead of supporting plans that will eliminate jobs, reduce our ability to regulate industries, and put the common good of our country at risk." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Canadians believed they were electing a different kind of government than we had in the last decade. We need to make sure that they will meet that promise, for the common good of all of us.
Canada must not ratify ‘fundamentally flawed’ European trade pact.
The release of the promised study on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) does not address most concerns about the proposed international trade agreement.
"A system of proporational representation will go a long way in ensuring our government is more diverse, inclusive and representative of the country we live in." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Promises and apologies always follow these disasters, but there is no real commitment to fix the problem. It's about greed, plain and simple." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Unions matter because we fight for all these issues, to move them forward and to share the burden. People before us fought to better our lives; we have a responsibility to continue the fight for fairness for those who follow." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"The National Union and its Components have fought these governments and their policies every step of the way. We are ready to put that experience to work again." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Want pharmacare? You could have it tomorrow.
"When our members’ communities are increasingly under threat from the effects of climate change, or their children and grandchildren can’t find work, we need to be speaking out.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"As much as employers want to stretch the rules to justify their decisions, the SCC just said no. That's a major victory for non-union workers." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“All of you are doing work that is so important to your members and to everybody in Canada,” said Brown after his acclamation. “To be able to say that I represent you takes my breath away.”
The fifth in a series of five NUPGE Pension Basics webinars will examine the growing role of social, environmental and governance factors in pension plan investment.
"We are asked to accept an economy-altering free-trade deal with no information, just cheerleading rhetoric.” — Larry Brown, Trade Justice Network Co-chair
"Every other country knows that Mr, Harper has publicly conceded on this point — he will accept a deal that does not protect the industry and its workforce.” — Larry Brown, TJN spokesperson
“Most Canadians wouldn’t buy a new car without researching the warranty coverage, the mileage, reviews and so on. Yet our government would have us agree to sweeping economic agreements like CETA and the TPP without providing us any facts." — Larry Brown, Trade Justice Network co-chair and NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer