In a democracy, decisions should reflect the wishes of a majority of voters. Unfortunately, the way we elect governments in Canada means that rarely happens. The National Union has a discussion paper that looks at better ways to hold elections.
"This is a deal by business, for business, with a price tag Canadians shouldn’t have to pay."
Commentary by Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).
From the economy to the environment, social programs to foreign policy, health care to tax cuts, the tar sands to free trade deals, and many other areas, the 36 contributors to the book detail the facts and key moments of the 40th and 41st parliamentary sessions.
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.
“It creates broad and dangerous new powers, without commensurate accountability, and this can result in serious mistakes.” — Sukanya Pillay, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
In this pre-election budget, the Conservative government is taking public money and giving it to people who need it the least.
A National Day of Action to stop the "secret police" Bill, C-51, has been called for March 14. All Canadians are encouraged to get involved.
“It’s time for the federal Conservatives to begin treating veterans and soldiers as strong, proud, and loving Canadians who have earned our constant support, gratitude, and respect.” — NUPGE National President James Clancy
The myriad assaults on the nation being implemented by Harper are really just the latest chapter in what has been a revolution of lowered expectations: a deliberate and systematic culture war on ordinary Canadians' deeply held values about the role of government.
Trade Justice Network publishes fact sheets debunking Harper government's myths about the benefits of EU-Canada free trade.