"We could retake control of our own economy, rather than allow every major decision to be made by corporations in their own interests. Imagine an economy that serves the people, instead of the current system where people serve the dictates of the economy — in reality, serve the dictates of large corporations." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The vast majority of Canadians would be much better off if the government had been able to collect that $8.7 billion.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
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“As a result of this week’s vote, Canadians have lost the opportunity to get a fairer electoral system. We are stuck with a system that gives a majority of the seats to a party that gets fewer than 40 per cent of the votes” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“If the Liberals are serious about keeping the promises they made to Canadians in 2015, they will vote in favour of the parliamentary committee report.” — Larry Brown, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
“Without major changes, the Canada Infrastructure Bank will be used to push privatization of roads, public transit, water and sewer systems and other infrastructure that Canadians depend on,” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.
“No one should be surprised when corporate executives recommend governments should help their companies increase their profits by using expensive privatization schemes for roads, transit routes or airport facilities. What should shock us is that the federal government is agreeing to the suggestion.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"This situation is yet another reminder that health and safety legislation is much more effective where the labour movement is powerful enough to prevent it being ignored.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Given the difference a universal child care program like Quebec’s can make for young families, even the Fraser Institute should recognize that it’s irresponsible to spread inaccurate information about it. Sadly, that’s not the case” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“For tenants, the attack by a CIBC official shows rent control works and needs to be expanded.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
After promises of openness and transparency, government proposes a discussion paper that would limit debate and opposition.
"He touched the lives of thousands of workers, at the bargaining table and at the provincial legislature. John's passion for equality and fairness inspired so many to follow in his footsteps." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"While the funding announcements sound impressive, most of the money isn’t supposed to be spent until well after the next election. It's also very convenient that the first announcements of what projects will get funding will happen right before the next federal election." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"If governments really don’t want to be associated with privatization, they should keep services public instead of paying consultants to come up with new euphemisms for privatization.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Postal banking can get rid of payday lenders and allow Canadians avoid the ever-rising banking fees. I'd say it's a smart investment." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
NUPGE is still accepting entries for December or you can start working on your entry for 2017!
"We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
CETA was passed with no evidence whatsoever of any benefit arising for the people of either the EU or Canada. CETA is good because it is good, and it is good because it is good. One can hear more sophisticated reasoning in almost any kindergarten class.
Ottawa (15 Feb. 2017) — The CETA Scorecard stands at Multinational Corporations 1, the People 0. But the game isn’t nearly over.
“Last federal election Canadians voted overwhelmingly against policies that fuel income inequality. Now a federal government advisory council is making recommendations that fly in the face of what Canadians voted for.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.