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February 22, 2018 Canadian Labour Congress Federal Budget

What Canada’s unions would like to see in the federal budget

Canada’s economy is growing and that means this year’s federal budget can invest in ways that will have a positive impact on workers’ day-to-day lives. Here are some of the things we’ll be looking for in the federal budget. 1. A commitment to universal public pharmacare Canada is the only developed country in the world […]

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February 14, 2018

CFNU President Linda Silas reflects on the recent CLC Canadian Council meeting

A strong sense of community is more essential for our labour movement than ever. By Linda Silas The recent decision of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, to disaffiliate from our national labour federation, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), has cast uncertainty on the future of our labour community, and threatens to create even more […]

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February 13, 2018

New study adds to mounting evidence that the Trudeau government must create a national pharmacare plan

New research confirms that difficulty affording medications remains a major problem in Canada. In 2016 alone: An estimated 1.69 million Canadians did not fill prescriptions, skipped doses, or otherwise did not take medication as prescribed because of out-of-pocket costs. More than 900,000 Canadians reduced their spending on basic necessities like food and heat to pay […]

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