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November 1, 2018

The Manitoba government is eliminating 400 vehicles from its government fleet, claiming it will save approximately $2.3 million in operating costs per year.

October 25, 2018

"While the legislation would only directly address the first 2 recommendations in the report, this is an encouraging first step towards government reclaiming its leadership role in resource and environmental stewardship. I look forward to seeing continued progress." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

October 18, 2018

"We've waited a long time for the government to acknowledge how dangerous asbestos is. Now, we need the federal government to ensure the regulations have some teeth."  — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

September 25, 2018

Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history — and to our future. Canadians depend on forests for our livelihood and lifestyle.

August 28, 2018

"We do not need our government to be bullied into a bad trade deal." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

April 27, 2018

The hiring will bring the total number of employees with conservation officer designation to 160 province-wide.

February 20, 2018

"We know it will take time to restore proper service levels to British Columbians. We will support the government as they continue to do the right thing to make British Columbia a more affordable, equitable and healthy society for everyone, not just the one percent." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.

January 29, 2018

Current model lets the "fox guard the hen house." 

January 4, 2018

This review provides an important opportunity to fix how the provincial government oversees industry's activities on the land base, so that the environment and the public interest are better protected.

November 21, 2017

Despite her bold declaration in Germany, what Minister Catherine McKenna did not disclose to the world is that Canada continues to mine and export millions of tonnes of coal for other countries to burn, mainly but not exclusively for steelmaking plants. And this will not change.