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September 8, 2015

The National Union of Public and General Employees joins with its sisters and brothers in the labour movement in calling for greater assistance for the Syrian refugees.

September 4, 2015

"This, Sisters and Brothers, is the most meaningful and exciting Labour Day I’ve ever experienced. Never before have we been so close to electing a government that stands for all Canadians, not just the rich ones." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

September 2, 2015

“This decision to order mass arrest demonstrated a lack of understanding of the right to public protest." — John Hamilton, retired judge

June 15, 2015

2015 New Labour Trilogy provides analysis and interpretation of the three January 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decisions on labour rights, as well as insights on how they may be applied in current and future Charter litigation involving labour rights.

March 30, 2015

The growing opposition of Canadians to Bill C-51, the "secret police" legislation, has forced the Conservative government to accept some amendments. Canadians must keep up the pressure.

March 2, 2015

West Coast LEAF's Equality Breakfast brings women together to honour collective achievements, to inspire and to be inspired to continue our work toward substantive equality.

February 4, 2015

Calls for clemency for Leonard Peltier are coming from Canada and the United States, and from around the world.

January 19, 2015

Amnesty International (Canada) has issued an urgent request regarding death threats made against activists in Colombia.

January 13, 2015

New report reminds Canada of its legal obligation to address the ongoing violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. 

December 10, 2014

Despite Canada's close connection to the Declaration, it's difficult for many Canadians to celebrate this year's theme. The fact is, Human Rights 365 doesn't exist for most working people in Canada.