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22 september 2021

09:45
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party on its election win and looks forward to continuing to work with the Government of Canada to support the mineral exploration...


21 september 2021

17:05
UFCW 1518 is calling on the operator of FreshCo Kamloops to grant store workers a statutory holiday on September 30 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In May 2021, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation confirmed...


20 september 2021

17:00
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. ("Westport Fuel Systems" or the "Company") is pleased to release their 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") Report outlining the Company's progress and sharing its forward plans to evolve and mature an...

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Volunteers from all parts of the labour movement are knocking on doors across the country today, tirelessly getting workers and their families to cast their ballots today for a pandemic economic recovery with working people at its heart. "We are...


18 september 2021

09:00
Canada may very well be headed for another minority government and Canada's unions want the new federal government elected on Monday to hit the ground running and deliver on promises made over the course of election campaign. Elected officials from...


17 september 2021

14:30
A group of 15 scientists, who specialize in addictions and tobacco research, have released an essay, published by the American Public Health Association, calling for a more balanced approach to regulating vaping. When a group of scientists join...

09:45
As the pandemic strains Canada's public health care systems, nurses are sounding the alarm that urgent action is needed by all levels of government to fix Canada's nursing crisis. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and provincial nurses'...


16 september 2021

09:50
Health care systems are on the brink. Alberta is witnessing 1,500 new cases a day and rising while their health care system is on the verge of collapse. Saskatchewan saw a record 506 new cases. Cases are spiking in New Brunswick. To make matters...

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The Canadian Labour Congress' election tour ends this week with a stop in St. John's. Executive Vice-President, Siobhán Vipond, will be campaigning in St. John's East in support of NDP candidate Mary Shortall.   "Newfoundland and Labrador has been...

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Building codes in Canada contribute to homelessness by reducing the supply of low-income housing, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. "When addressing...


15 september 2021

12:15
Sales and service workers have seen wages rise only 59 cents on average ? less than price a bag of potatoes has gone up ? since the pandemic struck. There are still nearly 300,000 more unemployed than in February 2020 and another million are employed...

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As Canadians get ready to elect a new federal government next week, two issues are top of mind according to several public opinion polls: housing affordability and climate change.  And it's no surprise these two areas are prominent; housing and the...


14 september 2021

10:00
An in-depth analysis of the campaign platforms of the five major political parties competing in the 2021 federal election finds some are promising measures that directly align with the priorities of Indigenous women in Canada, and others are missing...


13 september 2021

15:35
As Canada considers restricting flavours in vape products, the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is astounded by the hypocrisy and inequity in the regulation of adult products. Alcohol, a substance known to cause significant harm to health, and...

08:00
In comments submitted to Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, and Ron Wyden on "The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act," the Cannabis Freedom Alliance applauded the proposed bill because it would accomplish "the overarching goal of legalizing...


11 september 2021

14:15
Joint Press Statement The Inauguration of "THINK TANK 2022 Asia-Pacific Secretariat" On the occasion of Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope 12 September 2021   The "THINK TANK 2022 Asia-Pacific Secretariat", with the Asian Vision Institute (AVI)...


10 september 2021

10:50
Canada's unions are raising the alarm, warning that Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey shows signs that the economic recovery is uneven, wage growth for low-paid workers remains weak, and some groups are being left behind. "In the US, wages of...


9 september 2021

12:15
While Canada drags its feet on reintroducing legislation that would ban cosmetic animal testing, Mexico announces it has become the first country in North America to ban the cruel and outdated practice. "Canadian legislators should be ashamed," says...

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Election campaigns are about much more than political parties and riding-level horse races. They are about citizens, our public institutions, and, at the end of the day, the health of our democracy. The Institute on Governance (IOG), Advanced...

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Wednesday, Sept. 8 marked the opening day of the first-ever global summit of essential workers. Participants from around the world tuned in to a powerful conversation about an economic recovery that prioritizes essential workers, especially women in...


8 september 2021

18:00
The Canadian Labour Congress' cross-country election tour continued today with President Bea Bruske canvassing in support of New Democrat candidate Daniel Blaikie. "Winnipeg is an incredible city and people here in Elmwood-Transcona deserve to have...

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Canada's unions are warning that a huge fiscal hole in Erin O'Toole's platform and proposals that leave workers behind would put Canada's already weakened social safety net at risk. Experts have been pointing to how the Conservatives' unrealistic...

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MEDIA ADVISORY   The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is hosting a free, virtual discussion on mental health during the campaign period for the 44th federal election with award-winning journalist, André Picard, and candidates from all...


7 september 2021

17:20
Copibec, the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) and the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ) are urging the federal political parties to make Canada's copyright law a key cultural priority. For the book industry, it...

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Erin O'Toole's fiscal plan and promises to balance the budget in ten years doesn't add up, and that could mean Conservative cuts to health care and vital public services. "Mr. O'Toole's message discipline is admirable, but experts are lining up to...


3 september 2021

10:00
After 18 months of working people facing unprecedented health and economic challenges, Election 2021 comes at a pivotal time in our country's history.  On Labour Day, the new President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Bea Bruske, is available for...

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i-VALLEY, a not-for-profit creating Canada's largest rural municipal network, is calling on all Federal Parties to take a new approach to broadband creation. "Broadband is Canada's Number One priority; almost all progress in the past sixty years has...


2 september 2021

14:00
With the Delta variant raging as well as wars and man-made and natural disasters reoccurring in various regions of the planet, global citizens' hearts are filled with anxiety. On August 22, the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of...

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The Canadian Labour Congress' election tour continues this week with a visit to Hamilton. On Friday, Executive Vice-President, Larry Rousseau, will campaign in support of Hamilton Mountain NDP candidate, Malcolm Allen.   "People are worried about...

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Canada's millennials want to own homes: it's part of the Canadian Dream. But the housing affordability crisis means that dream is slipping out of reach for first-time buyers and young families. "If the last election was about jobs, jobs, jobs, this...


1 september 2021

19:00
Essential workers from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia will meet with global business and government leaders to discuss a framework for a just economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the first global summit of its kind Sept....

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RESCON fully supports Ontario Premier Doug Ford's announcement today to roll out the government's enhanced vaccine certificate program as it will boost the vaccination rate of all Ontario, including the construction industry. According to Dr....

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The Ontario Health Coalition was joined by The Families of Orchard Villa today demanding a response from the Ford government regarding their opposition to a proposal to give a new 30-year license to rebuild and an 87-bed expansion to Southbridge, the...

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After 18 months of working people facing unprecedented health and economic challenges, Election 2021 comes at a pivotal time in our country's history.  On Labour Day, the new President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Bea Bruske, is available for...

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OCUFA's faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals are looking forward to the start of the new academic year, but health and safety must remain the number one priority as COVID-19 cases rise and Ontario enters the fourth wave....


31 august 2021

08:30
Canada's unions are pushing back against Erin O'Toole's claims around supporting working Canadians with a video containing hard-hitting truths about O'Toole's real record of letting down workers. "We have seen his rhetoric around supporting working...


30 august 2021

08:30
RTOERO is sounding the alarm on issues of dignity and survival during the federal election campaign. This week, it launched a digital campaign urging Canadians to speak with one voice on three critical issues: environmental stewardship, geriatric...


29 august 2021

13:00
Canadian Labour Congress' cross-Canada tour was in Windsor today, with Larry Rousseau canvassing for New Democrat candidate Cheryl Hardcastle. "Windsor's economy relies heavily on manufacturing and the auto sector, two areas that were hit hard by...


26 august 2021

10:25
The Canadian Labour Congress' election tour continues this week with a visit to Southwest Ontario. Executive Vice-President Larry Rousseau will be campaigning in Windsor and Essex in support of candidates who are focused on a workers-centred...

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Despite common misperceptions, education spending on public schools across Canada increased over the most recent five-year period of available data, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian...


25 august 2021

16:00
President Bea Bruske was in Halifax today as part of her cross-Canada election tour calling on voters to back candidates who support a recovery focused on workers. "The pandemic hit Halifax's economy hard. We need to attract good jobs back to this...

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Today, RBC and the National Bank released their third-quarter profits, which came in at $4.3 and $2.3 billion, up from $3.2 billion and $2.0 billion in the same quarter last year, respectively. These immense profits made by Canada's largest financial...

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Today, RBC and the National Bank released their third-quarter profits, which are up by $3.2 billion and $2.0 billion from the same quarter last year, respectively. These immense profits made by Canada's largest financial institutions are yet another...

10:45
On 05 October 2021, CFA Society Toronto will be hosting its first virtual Annual Forecast "Dinner"*. We welcome Niall Ferguson, Internationally Renowned Historian, Academic, Author, and Filmmaker for an intimate fireside chat moderated by Sharon...

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Elections matter. As Canadians tune in to the next 26 days on the campaign trail, the MS Society of Canada is asking them to #TakeActionForMS in a letter-writing and social media campaign to inform federal candidates in all parties and in every...


24 august 2021

14:40
Youth wellbeing in Canada has seen a decline in recent years. The staggering numbers demonstrate that the perceived mental health with a mention of poor/fair more than doubled in 2018 for youth. While proponents of flavour restrictions often cite...

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Erin O'Toole's pensions announcement today is long on rhetoric about concern for workers, but short on real answers to helping workers and pensioners in need. "Mr. O'Toole and the Conservatives' platform doesn't say if workers and pensioners will...


23 august 2021

16:05
38 Canadian scholars, experts, and former diplomats have signed an open letter initiated by the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy (IPD) urging all federal party leaders to recognize the importance of foreign policy issues and international affairs in...

08:00
In response to the Prime Minister's announcement of the upcoming Canadian federal election, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) is launching its get out the vote campaign, "We're done asking, we're voting." The campaign seeks to activate...


20 august 2021

14:30
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) has been vocal about the harm to public health that the proposed restrictions on flavoured vape products will cause. This harm has been clearly stated by both industry and tobacco harm reduction advocates. Since...

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