Amnesty believes that the U.S. authorities should order Leonard Peltier’s release from prison on humanitarian grounds and in the interests of justice. — Statement from Amnesty International USA
“Kathleen Wynne’s sudden interest in the needs of everyday Ontarians is all about her political survival, nothing more." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
With the privatization of alcohol sales, OPSEU asks the question: “Who’s winning here? It isn’t Ontarians."
"The Representative for Children and Youth has identified a lack of timely access to mental health services, a lack of proper assessment, miscommunication and a lack of coordination between services providers. These are all problems that are within the government’s ability to remedy if they have the will to act.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“The restrictions on participation by our members in public policy discussions related to poverty exacerbates their political marginalization. Canadian government and experts around the world have recognized the lack of equal political participation of people living in poverty as a primary cause of poverty and of misguided public policy." — Leilani Farha, executive director, Canada without Poverty
“This trial is of significant importance to all Canadians not just the citizens of British Columbia. Fundamentally, he has put our entire public health care system on trial. However, I think he has misjudged how much Canadians value and support Medicare.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Sadly, however, these changes continue to leave the millions of dollars paid each year to private contractors and Bay Street lawyers hidden in the shadows." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The health and safety of the women and men who work in the facility should be the priority of the employer, and we have reached out to them looking for answers.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"When it is harder for workers to join unions and fight for their rights, it’s no surprise that more people are living in poverty even though they have a job." — Larry Brown, NUPGE
The NSGEU/NUPGE is working with Dalhousie Faculty Association and Dalhousie University to develop a plan for a sustainable daycare at the Agricultural Campus in Truro.