Toronto – February 21, 2013 – Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne survived her first major test in the Ontario Legislature when Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath offered her party’s support for the recent Throne Speech.
Toronto – February 13, 2013 – Many UFCW Canada members and families struggle to keep up with student loan payments. Now Ontario Conservative Boss Tim Hudak wants to make it even harder. Another Ontario Conservative white paper called “Paths to Prosperity: Higher Learning for Better Jobs,” says that financial aid for students should be tied to how well students do in their courses. The paper also recommends different streams of education based on students’ ability to pay.
Ottawa – February 13, 2013 – “Hear my voice”, a national campaign recently launched by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), aims to mobilize the growing number of teachers and their supporters concerned about the state of democracy in Canada.
Ottawa – February 7, 2013 – Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre in his recent article “Unions ignore the Rand Formula”, published in the Feb. 6 issue of the Financial Post, demonstrates a very myopic view of the Rand Formula and limited understanding of the important role the labour movement plays in Canadian society.
Ottawa – January 28, 2013 – The Harper government's proposed changes to weaken Canadian food packaging regulations "is a recipe that could kill thousands of good food processing jobs in Canada," says UFCW Canada National President Hanley.
Toronto – January 22, 2013 – When it comes to Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak’s recently released white paper on welfare reform, the axiom that everything old is new again certainly applies. Most of the paper's proposals come from the mid-1990s when Hudak served as a junior minister in the Mike Harris government.