Ceremony for 50th Anniversary of Heron Road Bridge collapse

The collapse of the Heron Road Bridge remains one of the single largest construction workplace disasters in Ontario and one of the biggest in North America. On that fateful afternoon, nine workers lost their lives, more than sixty were injured altering numerous lives forever.

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Success: Ontario's Demonstration & Provincial Schools remain open

“The Liberals have been looking everywhere for ways to cut corners, but to target kids with disabilities is absurd. These schools are addressing systemic barriers so that all children have opportunities when they grow up. How can we deny any kid that basic right?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

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Workers at Diagnostic Services of Manitoba begin strike vote

“A major issue for our rural diagnostic health care professionals is recruitment and retention, and being understaffed because jobs are not being filled. These professionals are having to work too much overtime and then have to be on call — it’s exhausting and isn’t sustainable.” — Michelle Gawronsky, President MGEU

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Cost of Nova Scotia P3 Schools Continues to Rise

Last month’s announcement that Nova Scotia will be paying another $12.9 million for two schools built through P3 privatization schemes is likely to just be the start.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership study shows deak undermines Canada’s copyright balance, Internet users

“The TPP copyright provisions, if ratified, could potentially “lead to millions of dollars in roy­alty payments being transferred out of Canada, the increased criminaliz­ation of copyright law, and a loss of policy flexibility for future Canadian copyright reforms.” — Michael Giest, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa

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National inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls officially launched

NWAC will work with the National Inquiry to ensure that all voices that need to be heard will be heard. — Dawn Lavell-Harvard, NWAC President

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OPSEU LCBO information picket highlights privatization is an attack on community safety and good jobs

It’s about community safety, and it’s about good jobs. Privatization is an attack on both of those. — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

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Little is being done to stop the use of tax havens

Many commentators have suggested that cuts to funding for the CRA mean it doesn’t have the resources to take on tax dodgers with deep pockets.

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MGEU crisis stabilization members on strike

These professionals, who deal with Manitoba’s most vulnerable young people, are doing this with profound reluctance— MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky

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Work is changing. Workplace standards need to change too, says CLC

“Now that this report is out, we encourage the government to accept the challenges that this report presents and act on them in a bold and ambitious way.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President

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