“Politicians should recognize that working families face a crisis in accessing quality, affordable child care," says BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, who began her career as an Early Childhood Educator. "This polling shows that it’s time for political leaders to commit to a universal, accessible and publicly funded child care system."
"Despite the seriousness of the situation, the Canadian State has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted,” said CEDAW members Niklas Bruun and Barbara Bailey.
“The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Make it Happen,’” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. “With a federal election just months away, Canadians have a unique opportunity to do just that.”
“Has the Ontario government made a policy decision behind-the-scenes to close birthing and women’s health services in small and even medium-sized towns everywhere?”, asked Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition.
Changes in Alberta's tax regime have actually increased taxes on lower-income Albertans, with the province's women hit hardest.
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On this December 6, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) recommits to its work toward ending violence against women and eliminating the conditions that allow violence to thrive.