Monthly Archives: June 2017

Proposed changes to the Canada Revenue Agency’s Voluntary Disclosures Program should go further

“We have been pressing the government to fix the flaws in the Voluntary Disclosures Program that led to the offer of a sweet deal to wealthy individuals using the KPMG Isle of Man offshore tax scheme, even though the government was taking KPMG to court to get the names of those clients” — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority timelines too much, too fast: MGEU

Many of our members feel the government has gone too far, too fast, and the concern is that the public is being put at risk in an effort to put cost savings ahead of patient care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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What does the B.C. election mean for Health Sciences Association of B.C.?

The exceptionally close results mean it’s hard to predict what will happen in the longer term, but the governing agreement between the NDP and the Greens holds significant promise for health care and community social services in B.C.

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Liquor store privatization pays off for former politicians

“Privatization of liquor stores means money that once supported public services like education or health care is flowing into the pockets of former politicians who helped privatize them when they were in office.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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BCGEU response to media statement by executive director of Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission

“The fact that Ms. Draude was apparently not made aware of these issues speaks to the lack of oversight necessary to take protective steps.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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National Aboriginal Day: A time for Canadians to join together with Indigenous peoples in their fight for respect, dignity and equality

“We are facing a crisis when it comes to how Indigenous peoples in this country are treated and nowhere is this more evident than the way the federal Government is racially discriminating against indigenous children.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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OPSEU 's new website exposes the reality of work at the LCBO

“It doesn’t have to be this way. We hope that growing public pressure on the government and LCBO management will help them do the right thing and come to the table with a fair deal for these workers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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New report shows challenges facing shelters in Canada

93.44 per cent of women reported that they had been intimidated and received threats via technology (cell phones, texts, emails). 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/new-report-shows-challenges-facing-shelters-canada

OPSEU 's new website exposes the reality of work at the LCBO

“It doesn’t have to be this way. We hope that growing public pressure on the government and LCBO management will help them do the right thing and come to the table with a fair deal for these workers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/opseu-s-new-website-exposes-reality-work-lcbo

New report shows challenges facing shelters in Canada

93.44 per cent of women reported that they had been intimidated and received threats via technology (cell phones, texts, emails). 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/new-report-shows-challenges-facing-shelters-canada