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Statement from Bea Bruske: Poilievre’s Conservatives blocking priority bills for workers

December 14, 2023
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Canada’s unions are outraged by the political games on display in Parliament this week as opposition leader Pierre Poilievre and his Conservative Party use procedural tactics to delay, derail, and ultimately block critical pieces of legislation designed to benefit workers across Canada. The Sustainable Jobs Act (Bill C-50)…
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Canada’s unions release roadmap for workers to see a path forward in Canada’s changing economy

December 14, 2023
Bruske: This report offers decision-makers a blueprint to unlock the potential of Canada’s productive, skilled workforce.
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Government, workers and businesses must come together to win the low-carbon economic transition

October 11, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics  Today Canada faces a once-in-generation economic, environmental, and political challenge, and we won’t get a second chance to get this right.  Our neighbour and biggest trading partner is aggressively adapting their workforces and industries. Countries around the world are accelerating their transition to a zero-carbon economy. If…
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Canada’s Unions Launch “A Future That Works” Campaign: Good Jobs for a Sustainable Tomorrow

October 10, 2023
Bruske: Workers have the solutions to create good jobs and tackle climate change. OTTAWA—Canada’s unions are joining forces to launch “A Future That Works,” a worker powered‑ plan to secure the jobs we need to tackle climate change head on and lead the way to a sustainable tomorrow. “Workers have the solutions and new ideas to tackle climate change. They…
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Canada’s unions release sustainable jobs blueprint

September 29, 2023
Bruske: Let’s equip workers with the tools and opportunities to create Canada’s sustainable economy
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Workers Eager to Contribute to National Electricity Grid Plan

August 8, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions applaud the federal government’s release of a vision for a net-zero electricity grid as part of the transition to a sustainable economy. This investment offers immense economic opportunity and Canada’s workers are ready and able to build the infrastructure we need to achieve this net-zero grid.  During a year when many communities are witnessing a worsening…
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Statement from Bea Bruske on Alberta’s decision to halt new sustainable energy projects

August 3, 2023
Bruske: Move to suspend approvals on new wind and solar projects is a setback we can’t afford. “The Alberta government’s decision to slam the brakes on new sustainable energy projects is deeply frustrating. By halting wind and solar project approvals, Alberta is backsliding. Meanwhile in provinces across the country, governments of all stripes, including Conservative, are investing in sustainable energy…
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Premiers commit to meeting on health care crisis but the need for urgent action remains

July 12, 2023
WINNIPEG–Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske expressed disappointment that Canada’s premiers didn’t make more progress at their annual meeting on the urgent action needed to address Canada’s health care crisis. “People are still facing long waits for care and Emergency Room closures while health workers are still experiencing difficult working conditions and unsustainable hours. Five months after a new funding…
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Workers to Premiers: Act Now to Fix Health Care, Create Sustainable Jobs and Make Life More Affordable

July 10, 2023
WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske has written to Canada’s premiers outlining workers’ priorities for this week’s Council of the Federation meetings. “Workers and families are looking to Canada’s premiers for action to fix the health care crisis, help families struggling with still-rising prices, and collaborate with workers on creating sustainable, union jobs in a low-carbon economy,” said Bruske. “We…
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Workers Looking for Premiers to Act on Health Care, Affordability and Sustainable Jobs

July 6, 2023
WINNIPEG—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk about what workers are looking for when Canada’s premiers gather for the Council of the Federation in Winnipeg on July 11 – 12, 2023. “Workers and their families are looking to Canada’s premiers for concrete solutions to fix health care, action on the affordability crisis and a…
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