Voters in Ontario can rest easy this summer as the threat of a second provincial election in nine months has disappeared after the Liberal budget bill passed third reading in the legislature last week.
On June 12, UFCW Canada National President Wayne Hanley and UFCW Canada Local 1000A President Pearl Sawyer presented an iPad to Local 1000A member UpenderBrar, who won the UFCW Canada NDP Membership Contest by signing up the highest number of new party members in the lead-up to the federal NDP Leadership Convention this past March.
When Stephen Harper announced that his government would be raising the eligibility age for Old Age Security (OAS) from 65 to 67, it was judged, except in conservative circles, as being unnecessary. The Parliamentary Budget Officer, the federal and provincial finance ministers’ Research Working Group, and numerous economists have all agreed Canada’s retirement system is sustainable and there is no need to raise the OAS eligibility age.
"Politics" was a key word at the recently held 10th Biennale Women's Network Convention in Orlando, Florida. Like the UFCW Canada National Women's Advisory Council, the UFCW Women’s Network works to motivate and encourage women members to become more active in their union and their communities.
After a lifetime of social activism and civil rights advocacy, legendary organizer Dolores Huerta was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 29, one of the highest civilian honours awarded by the President of the United States.