The March 25 Let People Vote! day of action is part of a growing movement focused on stopping the Harper government from introducing U.S.-style voter suppression into Canadian law.
"Whether it is sharing a biographic database of people who cross the border or the review of Canadian bank accounts with more than $50,000 to determine if they are “U.S. reportable” the freedom and privacy of Canadians is rapidly eroding away" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“Julian Fantino’s bullying, disrespect and indifference aimed against our veterans is nothing short of breathtaking,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, commenting on the minister’s late arrival and abrupt departure from a scheduled meeting with representatives of the veterans to discuss the closing of regional offices.
“The Premiers’ statement provides a welcome new voice in the campaign to seek justice for these missing and murdered women,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and the Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS) are sending delegations to participate in the Shadow Summit and Mass Rally in Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 24 and 25.
Four days of Parliamentary hearings will examine the issue of income inequality.
Ottawa (08 April 2013) – After almost a year since the motion was passed, Parliament's finance committee will finally hold meetings to discuss the issue of rising income inequality in Canada.
The motion was first put forward by former Conservative and now Liberal Member of Parliament, Scott Brison.
"Instead of proceeding with a measure that will add to Canada’s economic problems, I urge you to cancel the proposed elimination of the tax credit for investments in LSVCCs and hold meaningful consultations with stakeholders." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The gains that union members make at the bargaining table spill over into creating healthier and more prosperous communities for everyone.”
“Our economy is being held back because the Prime Minister refuses to work with all major stakeholders to develop a comprehensive national skills development strategy." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"While most Canadians faithfully pay their taxes, this government wants to downplay the fact that hundreds of billions of dollars are going offshore to tax havens – virtually untracked and untaxed. That increases the tax burden for the rest of us.”