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Earth Day 2024: Canada’s move to net-zero must have workers at its core

April 22, 2024
Canada’s unions were happy to see the Sustainable Jobs Act recently pass third reading in the House. The Sustainable Jobs Act says a net-zero economy should be built on well-paid and safe jobs with benefits and a union. In today’s rapidly changing climate, it’s workers who have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to shift to a sustainable economy for today’s…
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The world won’t wait for Canada to act

February 5, 2024
Pass the Sustainable Jobs Act now or risk future jobs and investments
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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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Workers mobilize on the Hill to urge MPs to act as families continue to struggle

November 28, 2023
Bruske: Workers are calling on MPs for urgent action on pharmacare and two key pieces of legislation OTTAWA––Workers from across Canada took to Parliament Hill this week to urge the government to create a public, universal pharmacare system. “This government had a chance to show that they are serious about pharmacare, but we saw no mention of it in the…
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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 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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Bruske: How Canada can create sustainable jobs as we shift to a low-carbon future

June 19, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in the Ottawa Citizen Bill C-50, just tabled, provides a roadmap toward making Canada’s economy competitive for years to come. “On a global scale, clean energy investment has surpassed spending on oil and gas for the first time.” From raging wildfires to extreme storms, each day brings stark reminders…
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Earth Day 2023: Canada’s unions call on governments to put workers and communities first

April 21, 2023
This year’s Earth Day theme, Invest in Our Planet, is a timely reminder of the need for our elected leaders to take ambitious and necessary action to tackle the climate emergency. Canada’s unions are calling on the government to move towards a net-zero carbon economy with workers and communities at its core.  As communities across the country and around the…
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Workers are sounding the alarm—parliamentarians must take heed

February 1, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times Ask any worker in Canada how they are faring right now, and they will most likely tell you that they are struggling. The issues facing workers and their families are stacking up. Eye-watering costs for food, housing, and other necessities are hammering workers’ wallets. Inflation…
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