The issues that weren’t addressed in the 2018 budget are ones the federal government doesn’t expect to get much attention or ones where people have become so discouraged that they are willing to settle for peanuts.
New national report outlines the huge cost of the failed Health Accord.
The exceptionally close results mean it’s hard to predict what will happen in the longer term, but the governing agreement between the NDP and the Greens holds significant promise for health care and community social services in B.C.
"If you ever wanted to see the strangest bed fellows, you would just have to look at the opposition to the Conservative legislation. From the NHL's Players' Association, to the Canadian Bar Association, to academics, accountants, labour and business people, we all knew that this legislation was undemocratic, undermining and unnecessary."— Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"While the funding announcements sound impressive, most of the money isn’t supposed to be spent until well after the next election. It's also very convenient that the first announcements of what projects will get funding will happen right before the next federal election." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“We need more than just words to show that the government respects our Charter and provides equal opportunity for economic and social justice for everyone. We need a government that looks for every opportunity to make fairness and equality central to its business." Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Think tank unveils plan to cut poverty, create jobs, and close tax loopholes.
“Canadians understand the need for a fairer election system. What they can’t understand is why the federal government is trying to use its survey to manipulate public opinion.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“That’s like putting one fox in charge of keeping the other foxes out of the chicken coop,” said Thomas. “These folks just can’t help themselves. They still believe that, as Liberals, they’re 'entitled to their 'entitlements'." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"It's unfortunate, now that the Liberals have their own artificial majority with only 39.5 per cent of the vote, they seem to be backtracking on their commitment to electoral reform." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President