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April 6, 2020

Federal government programs to help people who are without work due to COVID-19 have changed several times since they were first announced. There may be further changes so it’s important to double check that any information on federal programs.

June 21, 2017

“We are facing a crisis when it comes to how Indigenous peoples in this country are treated and nowhere is this more evident than the way the federal Government is racially discriminating against indigenous children.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

October 24, 2016

As the federal government considers privatizing 8 Canadian airports, NUPGE President says, “If you’re afraid to even use the word privatization, how on earth can you even pretend it's good public policy?" 

March 29, 2016

We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

Ottawa (29 March 2016) — When you take a close look at the budget, the “real change” promised by the federal government starts to look like a modest improvement on Stephen Harper’s last budget. We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

October 5, 2015

“It’s clear that the Harper Conservatives are not doing enough to address the global humanitarian crisis. They have failed terribly in matching the good will, generosity and eagerness of Canadians to help support the settlement of Syrian refugees in Canada.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

June 30, 2015

"We know we can do better. We don't need to settle. Not for our future, or our children's futures. It's time for a change." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

July 21, 2014

Arguments fail to convince the Supreme Court of Canada to rule in favour of contributors to employment insurance.

June 3, 2014

With the appointment of a new federal privacy commissioner, and the conduct of committee hearings on lawful access, the Harper government shows disregard for Canadians privacy rights.