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President's Commentary: Massive U.S. surveillance needs a response

"Our democracies and our economies depend on our ability to communicate safely and securely with each other and it’s clear that, right now, we can do neither." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

Jul 12, 2013

President's Commentary: The outrage that is outsourcing

This one small story illustrates the larger danger of greed unchecked. All of our jobs and all of our communities are vulnerable to outsourcing and its cousin, privatization. These strategies might boost profits, but at a terrible cost.

Apr 10, 2013

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