OPSEU Developmental Services visited the Legislature today and met with MPP Cindy Forster and MPP Teresa Armstrong regarding Sector funding and concerns.
Thanks to MPP Monique Taylor for reading our petition in the House today: It’s time for proper funding of BPS Corrections, and WSIB coverage for all Youth Justice Workers.
Deported Mexican refugee claimant refused from Canada dies after beating
Veronica Castro, a Mexican woman who sought to stay in Canada, was beaten and died five weeks after being deported.
2014 10 18
Statement by Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair on Persons Day
The leader of the New Democratic Party made the following statement on Persons Day:
“Every year, the New Democratic Party commemorates the landmark “Persons” Case and remembers the work of pioneers of women’s equality in Canada.
On this day in 1929, the Privy Council in London—the highest court of appeal at the time—overturned a Supreme Court of Canada ruling, declaring that women should be included in the legal definition of a “person”. As a result of this decision, Canadian women were given the right to sit in the Senate.
A great deal has happened since, and we can be proud of the progress we have made in the fight for women’s equality. But there is still work to be done. Inequality is still a fact of life for Canadian women. Aboriginal women, immigrants and exploited workers still face discrimination, as well as many women still unable to enjoy equal status due to their social condition, religion or sexual orientation.
On October 18, let’s remember the lessons of the past and continue our efforts to break down all the remaining barriers that women face.”
City boots longtime vendor from Yonge & Dundas
After more than two decades of selling flags and trinkets, vendor Harold Garnett is getting the boot from city officials who say his cart is a public health and safety concern.
Panel recommends Ont. keep public ownership of LCBO, OPG and Hydro One
The Liquor Control Board, Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One should all remain in public hands, but Hydro One should get out of the local distribution business, a special government advisory panel said Friday.
Toronto restaurant balances social mission with economic return
Hawthorne, a Toronto restaurant specializing in local cuisine, opened in 2012 as an initiative of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC). The HWTC is a non-profit organization with a mission to train and support workers in Toronto’s hospitality sector
Some photos from today’s Region 6 Equity Training: thanks to Anna Jover for the pics
Seniors, disabled join union’s legal challenge over Canada Post’s end of home delivery
Canada Post wants to phase out home delivery in an effort to cope with a revenue squeeze from falling mail volumes