"I think with these early season fires, our publicly owned water bombers have shown their value. It’s a no-brainer. We have to keep them public.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"These campuses, these programs, and these good jobs are integral parts of the economic structure of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Each cut has a ripple effect on the local economy.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“I’m as pleased as punch that we can take away some anxiety that some members might have about their retirement income." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We encourage the federal government to take meaningful steps to further protect workers from harassment and violence. This impacts every sector.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
“Pharmacare will save lives, reduce suffering and lower costs by billions of dollars each year. Canada is the only country with universal health care that does not have pharmacare. Canadians deserve better and must demand better.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Next to government neglect, this attempt to use the Canadian Charter to kill public health care is the biggest threat to medicare in Canada. It’s time that governments wake up to the threat of private health care and take steps to protect our public health care system.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
It is a measure of just how big a disaster privatization of prison food services turned out to be that the same state governor who originally proposed privatization is now proposing bring the services back under public control.
For workers, even after deductions, an increase in the minimum wage provides two times the benefit of a tax cut.
"Tax haven use in Canada has been rampant precisely because our lawmakers were looking the other way. They need to show the public that they have turned that around." — Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness