ILO once again blasts Harper and provinces for ignoring labour rights
Toronto – May 22, 2013 – The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations' international body on labour rights, has released a report regarding the application of ILO conventions. It gave the Stephen Harper government and the provincial governments of Alberta and Ontario failing grades with respect to labour rights for agriculture workers.
Time to rein in corporate-controlled federal government
Toronto – May 6, 2013 – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is at it again: blaming workers for everything that is wrong with government and the economy while giving Government Boss Stephen Harper and his Conservatives a free pass.
Conservatives demand “transparency” for unions – but not for business buddies
Calgary – April 26, 2013 – This past week a video was found concerning a Calgary home builder, Cal Wenzel of Shane Homes, bragging about a group of businessmen he got together to raise $1.1 million to elect pro-development city councilors in Calgary.
Canadians deserve better than Harper’s secret trade deal with China
Ottawa – April 24, 2013 – UFCW Canada members across the country are joining the growing number of Canadians who are very concerned about the Conservative government’s secret deal with China, in the form of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).
Winnipeg – April 22, 2013 – The New Democratic Party (NDP) government of Manitoba unveiled its progressive and innovative 2013 budget this past Tuesday. Premier Greg Selinger stated that his government's budget “builds a better Manitoba for today and for the long term, while protecting what matters most to families in an uncertain world.”
More scandals, less credibility for Christy Clark and the BC Liberals
Vancouver – March 11, 2013 – The most recent scandal to besiege BC Premier Christy Clark and her Liberal government reveals how desperate they are to cling to power as they spiral toward defeat in the upcoming provincial election on May 14. The latest scandal by the BC Liberals also shows how morally and ethically bankrupt they are as a government and a political party.
Kathleen Wynne's Throne Speech strikes promising tone in Ontario
Toronto – February 21, 2013 – Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne survived her first major test in the Ontario Legislature when Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath offered her party’s support for the recent Throne Speech.
Tim Hudak’s education agenda attacks low and middle-income families
Toronto – February 13, 2013 – Many UFCW Canada members and families struggle to keep up with student loan payments. Now Ontario Conservative Boss Tim Hudak wants to make it even harder. Another Ontario Conservative white paper called “Paths to Prosperity: Higher Learning for Better Jobs,” says that financial aid for students should be tied to how well students do in their courses. The paper also recommends different streams of education based on students’ ability to pay.
Tim Hudak's welfare reforms: everything old is new again
Toronto – January 22, 2013 – When it comes to Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak’s recently released white paper on welfare reform, the axiom that everything old is new again certainly applies. Most of the paper's proposals come from the mid-1990s when Hudak served as a junior minister in the Mike Harris government.
Six ways Government Boss Stephen Harper is killing democracy
Toronto – January 7, 2013 – For many Canadians, the phrase “Canada: The True North Strong and Free” means that we are free to live in a democratic society where we have the right to freedom of expression and association, but under Government Boss Stephen Harper, many citizens are asking the question: “Is democracy dying?”