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Environmental racism is the development and implementation of environmental policy on issues such as toxic waste disposal sites, pollution, and urban decay in areas with a significant ethnic or...

Posted: 6 February 2019

This National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to grant the two-year extension to the mandate of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered...

Posted: 21 June 2018
On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Canada’s unions are urging the federal government to take comprehensive steps to address race-based discrimination...
Posted: 21 March 2018

October 7, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work, a day when unions around the world unite in action...

Posted: 5 October 2017

Sisters in Spirit Vigils on October 4th are an annual way to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and in Canada. The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls is a...

Posted: 2 October 2017

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Posted: 13 July 2017
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On National Aboriginal Day, and as we prepare for the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada’s unions are recognizing the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people...

Posted: 21 June 2017

Every year on February 14, marches are held across Canada to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The first happened...

Posted: 21 February 2017

CLC president Hassan Yussuff is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering an end to discrimination against First Nations children...

Posted: 31 October 2016

CLC president Hassan Yussuff was honoured to participate in the...

Posted: 3 August 2016

Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day.

Posted: 21 June 2016

Early next week, the federal Liberal government will table their first budget. This is an historic opportunity for our government to respond to the jobs crisis, while also beginning to repair...

Posted: 14 March 2016

This Sunday, February 14, isn’t just Valentine’s Day. For the last 26 years, at marches from coast to coast to coast, it’s been a day to commemorate the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

Posted: 10 February 2016

Today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its final report documenting the dark history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system, in which more than 150,000 First...

Posted: 15 December 2015

This Sunday, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) joins thousands of Canadians as we mark October 4 as a day to honour and remember the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

Posted: 2 October 2015

On June 21st the Canadian Labour Congress is standing in solidarity with Aboriginal and Indigenous workers and their families by calling on the government to commit now to...

Posted: 19 June 2015

Each year, dozens of Canadian Aboriginal women are murdered or disappear never to be seen again. Some end up in a river that runs through the heart of Winnipeg.

Posted: 4 June 2015

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee has released its report on the residential school system that...

Posted: 2 June 2015

The Canadian Labour Congress has a long history of its involvement in policy analysis, advocacy and lobbying work internationally and within Canada on Aboriginal issues.

Posted: 20 April 2015
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Violence against women remains a powerful barrier to women’s equality. Women experience violence in many different ways – it can be physical or sexual abuse, emotional or verbal...

Posted: 4 April 2015

he labour movement first started talking to Canadians about publicly funded, universal health care before most of them could imagine such a thing was possible. Today, it is a part of our country’s...

Posted: 22 March 2015

On February 14th, communities across Canada will hold Women’s Memorial Marches to remember Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Posted: 8 February 2015

The Canadian Labour Congress is today reiterating its call for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Posted: 12 January 2015

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

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

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

Posted: 21 June 2014

First Nations have always viewed water as a sacred trust. From time immemorial, First Nations have centered their existence on water. From the careful selection of community sites, as a means of...

Posted: 6 April 2013