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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
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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
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More women in Canada are working than ever before: 70% of working women have children under five.

Posted: 4 April 2015
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The whole point of Canada’s system of Employment Insurance (EI) is to support workers through periods of temporary lay-off or inability to work, including sickness, maternity,...

Posted: 4 April 2015
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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
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Fair pay means that the work women and men do is equally respected and valued. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many workers in Canada, where there is still a big gap...

Posted: 15 March 2015
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For too many women in Canada, retirement means only financial struggle. Senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty as men. 30% of elderly women on their ...

Posted: 3 March 2015
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Canadian employers lose $77.9 million annually due to the direct and indirect impacts of domestic violence, and the costs, to individuals, families and society, go far beyond that. However...

Posted: 17 February 2015
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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 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
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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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A Profile of Canada's Labour Market
Posted: 6 March 2014
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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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It’s now more than 40 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women first called for a national child care program. But although most mothers of young children now work outside the home...

Posted: 12 September 2013
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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
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