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President's Commentary: Harper government must support Bill C-400 and address homelessness

It's about shoring up one of the basic human rights supporting a fair and prosperous Canada. But ultimately, it's about saving lives.

Feb 14, 2013

President's Commentary: Top 10 reasons to be worried about Social Impact Bonds

Along with Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Social Impact Bonds are a bit like money laundering because they allow politicians to hide debt.

Jan 8, 2013

President's Commentary: Research affirms critical role of unions in reducing income inequality

We will be doing a disservice to our collective goal of achieving greater equality if all Canadians don't mount a spirited and vigorous offence in support of labour rights and unions.

Dec 18, 2012

President's Commentary: Is Canada now the world's schoolyard bully?

The actions of the Minister of Foreign Affairs are out of step with the tradition of diplomacy that Canadians have been so proud of. The belligerent bully is not the persona that I want my country to adopt on the world stage.

Dec 5, 2012

President's Commentary: Hurricane Sandy and reflections on government and public services

Events around Hurricane Sandy highlight the importance of government and the public sector. Both in trying prevent these extreme occurrences and in responding to them when they happen.

Oct 31, 2012

President's Commentary: Labour Day 2012

This Labour Day in 2012, NUPGE celebrates the legacy of those who came before us and we commit to continue the fight for fairness.


Aug 30, 2012

President's Commentary: Quebec student strike: It's about values, democracy and fundamental freedoms

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

May 29, 2012

President's Commentary: Harper is making Canada an evidence-free zone

Nobody really knows the cost of cutting oversight agencies but without the proper information we run the risk of making serious problems even worse and, in the long term, that will cost all of us.

Apr 24, 2012

President's Commentary: It’s time to stop the corporate gravy train

Rather than spending wildly on no-strings attached corporate tax cuts, Harper could have provided tax refunds to corporations after they actually created jobs; instead, job-killers like Caterpillar take our tax money and run.


By James Clancy
National President
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Feb 8, 2012

Comprehensive speakers line up to present at the Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness in Toronto

Presentations to the Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness range from child care and health care, children and women's rights, workers and the justice system for two days of hearings in Toronto.

Jan 30, 2012