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July 13, 2017
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June 21, 2017
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CLC celebrates First Nations contributions on National Aboriginal Day

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 that pre-dates Canada by more than 10,000 years. “What we call Canada today was inhabited by hundreds of diverse societies long before the arrival of Europeans, but our colonial history has…
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February 21, 2017
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Remembering missing and murdered Indigenous women at February 14 Memorial Marches

Every year on February 14, marches are held across Canada to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The first happened in 1991 following the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Indigenous women have worked tirelessly with allies for years to draw attention to and stop violent crimes committed against women and girls in…
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October 31, 2016
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Prime Minister must support motion to end discrimination against First Nations children

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 in the delivery of child welfare services on reserves. “Your government made a promise to Canadians that it will implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and we believe…
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August 3, 2016
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Government launches inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

CLC president Hassan Yussuff was honoured to participate in the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) news conference today marking the historic and monumental launch of the official inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.  Following a series of consultations that began in late 2015, the government announced the inquiry’s terms of reference and the names of the…
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June 21, 2016
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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day. The CLC is also taking this opportunity to congratulate the government for endorsing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples this past May. The declaration recognizes Indigenous peoples’ basic rights on issues including language, land, health, and education. “It is an endorsement that…
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March 14, 2016
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Top 10 things Canadian unions want to see in the federal budget

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 services and programs that Canadians rely on. Working Canadians and their families are facing a precarious economic picture, but Canada is well-positioned to turn things around. Last October, the…
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February 10, 2016
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Support Women’s Memorial Marches this Sunday

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 Women and Girls. The very first march happened in 1991 out of a sense of anger and hopelessness following the murder of a Coast Salish woman…
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December 15, 2015
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All Canadians must support reconciliation

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 Nations, Inuit and Métis children were subjected to systemic racism, abuse and other forms of mistreatment. The final report, formed after six years of collecting testimony from more than 6,500 survivors, makes…
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October 2, 2015
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This election, let’s make justice a reality for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

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.  Across the country, the labour movement joins families, Indigenous and women’s organizations at vigils and events to support the Sisters in Spirit movement. The RCMP now estimates…
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