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9 april 2019

09:03
Unifor members are organizing events at union halls across the province to watch the provincial budget announcement and discuss the effects of Budget 2019. "We will not let the Conservatives get away with diversions and distractions while they cut...


8 april 2019

18:00
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to unveil its lineup for the very first edition of "Les Printemps du Palais." Starting April 8, Montréalers are being invited to rediscover their city's iconic convention centre. In the spirit of...

11:00
FACIT, an Ontario First business accelerator and investor for oncology innovations, is pleased to announce recent successes in its mission to help bridge the capital gap often experienced by early-stage entrepreneurs. The newest recipient of FACIT's...


5 april 2019

16:13
The Government of Canada is continuing to work collaboratively with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to help alleviate the pressures they are facing with respect to providing temporary housing to asylum seekers.  The Government of...

14:43
In the face of Doug Ford's government by cuts, chaos, and crisis, OPSEU President  Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the people of Ontario to stand together to defend the values upon which our province was built: caring, compassion, and...

11:32
Co-operatives are a valuable way for Canadians to share ownership in a business, while delivering goods and services to communities. They provide Canadian consumers with a distinct values-based and community-owned alternative. Present in every sector...

09:48
Unifor calls for an end to Ford Conservatives' cruel cuts set to harm students' education, eliminate thousands of full time teachers and steal the province's prosperity. "The Conservatives have taken their ideological pig-headedness too far. It's...

08:30
At the United Steelworkers (USW) National Policy Conference in Vancouver, union leaders from across Quebec, Canada and North America have announced a global campaign to support locked-out workers at the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour, Que. More...

06:30
After the Ford government announced its plans to go after public sector workers' wages, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the union is ready to go to war for hard working Ontarians.  After 25 years of austerity ? from Rae's Social Contract...


4 april 2019

18:11
After the Ford government announced its plans to go after public sector workers' wages, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the union is ready to go to war for hard working Ontarians.  After 25 years of austerity ? from Rae's Social Contract...


3 april 2019

18:58
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) officially launched the Aboriginal Cultures and Languages Initiative today during an event held in Wendake. Several partners and representatives from Québec's Aboriginal communities accepted the...

13:59
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) welcomes the provisions of Bill 16, which was tabled today, aimed at improving the management and maintenance of divided co-ownership buildings. For several years now, the P&C insurance industry has noted a rise in...

13:00
The governments of Canada and Quebec are working together in the North Shore region to improve traffic flow for residents, maintain existing infrastructure, make the road network more efficient and improve safety to meet current and future...

10:05
Today, CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, along with the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and the City of Brossard confirmed the creation of an agricultural social...


2 april 2019

18:38
With so many lives swept up in an opioid epidemic that is killing thousands of Canadians, the Ontario government must continue to fund critical treatment sites that provide life-saving services to those in need, the Registered Nurses' Association of...

14:09
The Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) applauds the passage of Bill 66, with a specific interest in Schedule 9. This Schedule brings fairness back to the municipal construction procurement process by allowing all qualified...


1 april 2019

10:00
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its regulated areas for emerald ash borer (EAB) to include an area in Nova Scotia, in an effort to slow the insect's spread. This change is due to a detection of EAB in the city of Bedford. The...

09:00
Over the generations, Canadians have kept their official languages and culture alive and well. English and French are at the heart of our identity and values. Ensuring their vitality is essential and depends on building strong and vibrant...

09:00
Dozens of Unifor members from across the province are gathering in Victoria for three days of lobbying aimed at improving working conditions for the people of B.C., including children.  "Its 2019 and yet women in B.C. still make significantly less...

07:00
Drug dealers and Ford Nation insiders are the only ones reaping the rewards as the premier's privatized cannabis scheme fails again to deliver on its overblown promises, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "Today is the day Ford promised...


29 march 2019

19:36
In what is expected to be the only leaders' debate during the 2019 Alberta election campaign, a media consortium has partnered to bring voters ALBERTA ELECTION 2019: THE LEADERS DEBATE, Thursday, April 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. MT. The debate will air live...

13:45
Unifor is outraged and disappointed in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) sudden move to eliminate Windsor Assembly Plant jobs. "I'm deeply concerned about the 1,500 workers and additional workers in the parts supply chain that will be impacted by...

12:02
More British Columbians can take part in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball this year thanks to the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), funded equally by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Together,...


28 march 2019

17:01
Thousands of Albertans are going without according to a recent survey from Cashco Financial. As a result of more difficult small loan lending rules put in place in 2016, Alberta families have had to make tough choices in order to make ends meets...


27 march 2019

08:16
The Nova Scotia Liberal government has its head in the sand when it comes to delivering public services," says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen, in response to the provincial budget announced today. "We are disappointed that government has not...

08:00
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will make an important announcement on the behalf of the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, regarding the Maison Jean-Paul-Raymond, in Mirabel. This...


26 march 2019

20:16
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will make an important announcement on the behalf of the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, regarding the Maison Jean-Paul-Raymond, in Mirabel. This...


25 march 2019

19:40
Local mayors, First Nations, trades and business are applauding measures by the provincial government today that will officially remove barriers and create a level playing field for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and realize the opportunity...

13:04
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, will speak to students at Sprott Shaw College's Penticton Campus, where she will highlight budget announcements for skills training and young Canadians. A...

06:30
The Ford government is opening up the Lake Erie fishery to destructive overfishing and poaching with its "foolish" decision to move a crew of fisheries conservation officers 50 kilometres inland. "Doug Ford is sending Lake Erie conservation officers...


22 march 2019

17:30
The Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, today announced almost $450,000 in financial support for two projects on the Lower North Shore and in Eastern Québec. The English-speaking...

17:24
A strong message was delivered Friday to the doorstep of Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod: the Ford government must reverse course on its destructive program cuts. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, parents of...

11:12
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) appeals to all political parties in the current Alberta provincial general election to adhere to ethical public engagement and ensure all communications are fact-based and not misrepresented in any...

08:24
Given the importance of the real estate sector in the Québec economy, the Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards (QFREB) would have liked the Québec government to adopt measures to improve homeownership and consumer protection. The budget released...


21 march 2019

19:40
The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that in today's provincial budget, the Coalition Avenir Québec government has invested more money in our community. The budget increases funding for the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking...

19:18
The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) was present at the tabling of the provincial budget by Quebec's Minister of Finance, Eric Girard. The Association welcomes the funding measures for home renovations and the...

17:21
Québec's economic growth hinges on the growth of all of its regions, especially by banking on their diversity and resources and the vitality of their communities. However, the concerns of the people living in the various regions have not been...

17:20
If we are to meet the major climate change challenge, the government must take meaningful action. Fighting climate change must be seen as an opportunity for Québec to attract investments, export its green technologies, innovate and electrify our...

17:20
Today, Québec is headed by an economic Premier who wants to give new impetus to wealth creation by acting on several fronts to increase the potential of Québec's economy and thereby narrow the wealth gap with our neighbours. To that end,...

17:19
Education and health have been the new government's top priorities since coming into power. However, both sectors were strained by inadequate funding in recent years. Budget 2019-2020 makes a major reinvestment in these sectors, totalling...

17:18
Budget 2019?2020 reaffirms the government's commitment to put money back in the pockets of Quebecers. Taking into account the measures announced in the fall 2018 update, more than $5.2 billion will be returned to Quebecers within five years. The new...

17:18
The Québec Budget Plan ? March 2019, tabled today by Minister of Finance Eric Girard, fulfils several of the new Québec government's commitments to address Quebecers' concerns. All told, $5.2 billion will be put back in the pockets of Quebecers...

15:35
Bruce Power supports this afternoon's announcement by the Hon. Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy and Northern Development and Mines, to modernize the electricity system in a way that focuses on key economic drivers, long-term stability, transparency...

15:02
The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) expressed disappointment today regarding the Government of Ontario's decision to cut conservation programs and to pull program delivery away from local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) in favour...

14:05
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod's attempts to undo the harm she is causing the families of children with autism is only delaying the inevitable. Thomas called Thursday's...

12:56
Fertilizer Canada is concerned about the lack of consultation from the Saskatchewan government in altering the current potash taxation regime. These changes will have significant impacts on the business operations of our members and creates...

08:30
The Migrant Rights Network, a new cross-Canada alliance to demand pro-migrant, anti-racist laws and policies, including permanent residence status for all, is launching today, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism (March 21)....


20 march 2019

09:00
United Steelworkers (USW) Canadian Director Ken Neumann and USW Quebec Director Alain Croteau will be in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, the country's aluminum-producing heartland, on Friday to meet with workers and call for political support of the...


19 march 2019

14:28
In the wake of allegations that Doug Ford and his senior advisors are profiting from potentially "illegal" lobbying, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Conservative MPPs to take a principled stand on behalf of their constituents. "I...

14:27
Rank-and-file Unifor activists will begin a campaign to mobilize fellow members to vote on election day and get involved in local campaigns that reflect their values. "This election presents a clear choice for Albertans. Rachel Notley is leading...