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More than 13 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, we continue to see governments interpret “national security” in a way that erodes basic human rights and civil...

Posted: 10 December 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress is pleased to announce that Spirit Synott has been awarded the 2014 Carol McGregor Award for Disability Rights Activism.

Posted: 6 December 2014
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It has been twenty five years since 14 women were murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. And yet, women and girls in Canada still face violence in their homes, schools, workplaces, and...

Posted: 6 December 2014
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December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities in our communities, and commit to removing barriers and...

Posted: 3 December 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress is applauding a Supreme Court of Canada decision reaffirming that employment benefits for women who give birth are separate and distinct from parental leave benefits...

Posted: 14 November 2014
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Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak.

Posted: 7 November 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment.

Posted: 5 November 2014
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Submission to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women on the Five-Year Review of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act  
Posted: 17 October 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)  will mark October 4, 2014 as a day to honour and remember the lives of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and to once again urge the...

Posted: 3 October 2014
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The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister,

Posted: 27 August 2014
Research

National Aboriginal Day is a time to celebrate the culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Posted: 21 June 2014
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For more than 30 years Canada's unions have stood up for the LGBTQ community

Posted: 17 June 2014
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OTTAWA ― Far too many young Canadian workers are either unemployed or underemployed and governments must come up with a strategy to solve the problem – a problem that has been with us persistently...
Posted: 6 June 2014
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Posted: 3 June 2014
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Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Ten years ago, on May 17th homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health...

Posted: 17 May 2014
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The CLC is disappointed by a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that says it is constitutional for the government to use security certificates in detaining and trying people in Canada who are not...

Posted: 16 May 2014
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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says the federal government has done the right thing in suspending use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) for employers in the fast-food restaurant...
Posted: 25 April 2014
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has called for a “full, open and transparent review” of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) in the wake of media stories describing...

Posted: 17 April 2014
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April 16 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario – on this day a woman, on average, has worked enough to earn as much as a man made the previous year. The gender wage gap isn’t just a problem in Ontario – it’...

Posted: 15 April 2014
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A Profile of Canada's Labour Market
Posted: 6 March 2014
Research

For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Posted: 20 January 2014
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