"They have been hired by governments across Canada, and their reports have been used to sell a number of privatization schemes. Manitobans need to know this is the firm that the PC government worked with in the ‘90s when they tried to privatize home care in Manitoba, and they helped privatize Hydro One in Ontario." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“When these folks came to us, they were specifically looking for improved health and safety supports and a stronger voice in general with their employer." — Michelle Gawronsky MGEU President
"Seeing today's amendment shows the impact our members can have when we unite together and make sure our voices are heard." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
The new team has trained up more than 30 new member engagers, and over the next few months they'll be reaching out to colleagues on the phone, in the worksite and at events.
"To protect and promote the health and well-being of Canadian communities, a publicly owned system is the optimal solution according to public health literature." — NSGEU report on cannabis distribution in Canada
The Merchants Hotel, also known as “the Merch,” is now being redeveloped into an innovative educational, housing, and retail complex called Merchants Corner.
"Today's result is another example of the important role unions play in fighting for workers' rights in today's economy and family-supporting jobs." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The chilling testimony we’ve already heard is all that’s needed to justify extended protection. This is a win-win scenario for the government and for workers. It’s the right thing to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"The data is clear: it’s a small group of high-income earners — mainly the super-rich — benefiting from these loopholes, and they’ll be the group most affected by closing them" — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
"Once again we were inspired by the young people who entered. Their essay entries were wide ranging and, in some cases, quite poignant and filled with insight. We hope that our financial assistance will go some way to helping the young persons selected achieve their dreams." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President