May is designated each year as Asian Heritage Month by virtue of an official declaration signed by the Canadian government in 2002. According to the Declaration, immigrants from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western and Southeast Asia have brought Canadian society a rich cultural heritage.
Alberta's provincial election was the campaign that pollsters couldn't get right. For weeks the political pundits were predicting a big win for the ultra right wing and anti-labour Wildrose Alliance. However, on election night most Albertans settled for the government they already knew, as 44% of voters opted for the Progressive Conservatives.
(Washington, D.C.) - Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and Chair of Change to Win, today released the following statement to join Walmart associates in the demand for leadership changes at the retail giant.
Canada’s largest private-sector union has added its voice to the growing international outcry over the exposed corruption of senior Walmart officials and their alleged cover up of a vast bribery scheme for market dominance in Mexico.
A large group of UFCW Canada activists joined over 10,000 workers and their families at the Ontario legislature on Saturday, April 21, to demand budget fairness in response to the provincial government’s decision to impose deep cuts on a large number of public services and programs.