The release of the promised study on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) does not address most concerns about the proposed international trade agreement.
“The key is a comprehensive strategy that supports workers, their families and communities as partners in change, not victims of change. With a just transition strategy in place, the possibilities are rich and the vision of greener communities in a low-carbon economy is bright.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“It takes time for infrastructure spending to kick in and create jobs, so let’s act now to stop penalizing unemployed workers, get them the benefits they paid into and so urgently need, and help them start contributing to their local economies again.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
"If the Premier is truly concerned about growing the economy, why would his government seek widespread concessions and takeaways that will greatly reduce the buying power of so many customers of small businesses.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“For the first time in 30 years we will see federal party leaders speaking on the record to issues that matter to women.” — Ann Decter, Up for Debate spokesperson
"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
"The importance of the Canadian middle class cannot be overstated. It's what drives the economy and our country is at its best when it's strongest." — The New Brunswick Union
Think tank calls on feds to alleviate income inequality, not make it worse.