The budget delivered by Manitoba’s NDP government contains a number of progressive measures that will benefit the working people of the province, even though changes to Sunday shopping hours may force retail workers to work more hours on Sundays.
Recently, Jason Kenney, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, accused social justice groups that support the rights of refugees and temporary foreign workers as "anarchists and anti-capitalist mobs" and "hard-line extremists and anti-Canadian".
Just weeks after New Democrats from across Canada assembled in Toronto to elect Tom Mulcair as Leader of the federal NDP, Ontario NDP members gathered at the party's biennial convention in Hamilton this past weekend.
The deep cuts delivered in the Ontario Budget on March 28 will provide very few benefits for citizens and will needlessly worsen income inequality in the province. “By threatening government workers with legislated wage freezes, enacting deep cuts to valuable public services, and maintaining a corporate tax rate of 11.5 percent, Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan are clearly demonstrating that they do not understand the needs of ordinary Ontarians," says UFCW Canada National President Wayne Hanley.
With less than a week to go before Canada’s New Democrats elect a new leader,it is becoming increasingly apparent that the UFCW Canada endorsed candidate Thomas Mulcair has the greatest momentum as we gear up for the leadership convention, which will be held in Toronto from March 23 to 24.