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.
Ever since Stephen Harper announced that his Conservative government is considering cuts to retirement security programs such as the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS), Canadians young and old have been following this issue with great interest.
The recently released Drummond Commission Report gave us another indication that a policy of austerity will be forced upon the working and middle class people of Ontario in the upcoming provincial budget.
The reckless actions of the Harper Tories in spying on Dr. Cindy Blackstock, child welfare advocate, the Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS), and a UFCW Canada national community partner, is disturbingly reminiscent of Senator Joseph McCarthy who terrorized Americans with the Red Scare during the 1950s, and utilized that fear to create a chilling effect on those who advocated for basic decency and human rights.