Toronto – December 4, 2014 – On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine walked into École Polytechnique in Montreal and proceeded to shoot and murder 14 women before turning the gun on himself. Most of the female victims were engineering students.
Toronto – November 25, 2014 – UFCW Canada is proud to participate in the YWCA Rose Campaign’s #NOTokay social media initiative. The campaign calls on individuals to take a stand on violence against women by sharing their voices in response to any tweets, posts, videos, images or clips that objectify, belittle or attack women in society.
Winnipeg – November 22, 2014 – UFCW Canada activists recently joined hundreds of other community at Childcare 2020 — the fourth-ever national child care policy conference ever held in Canada, and the first in a decade.
Ottawa – November 13, 2014 – Recently, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair announced his party’s plan to create one million affordable childcare spaces across Canada. The goal of this plan is to ensure parents don’t pay more than $15 a day for a childcare space.
Toronto – September 26, 2014 – October 2014 will mark the 85th anniversary of the Persons Case. The highest court ruling in October 1929, not only asserted that women were “persons” in Canadian society but that they had the right to hold a seat in the Senate and pursue politics.