The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada’s national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 111 district labour councils.

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Temporary Foreign Workers: the revolving door

They come to Canada to fill jobs that employers cannot find Canadians to fill, they work, pay taxes, contribute to CPP and they put back into the local economy.  These are Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW). The TFW program has existed for years. … Read More

Racism in Canada? Yes, it’s still rampant. And we need a government that will commit to working to end it.

On February 24, Quebec court Judge Eliana Marengo told a young Muslim woman named Rania El Alloul that she would not hear her case unless she removed her head scarf. We’ll be thinking of Rania El Alloul and other Canadian Muslims facing discrimination in… Read More

Anti-terrorism legislation threatens to undermine the freedom the government claims it would protect

The Canadian Labour Congress says that Bill C-51, proposed anti terrorism legislation, threatens to undermine the very freedoms the government claims it wants to protect. “Canadians agree that terrorism is a threat and the government has a responsibility… Read More

March job numbers signal opportunities for targeted investment in upcoming federal budget

Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today signal an important opportunity for the government to invest in expanded public infrastructure and manufacturing, a strategy that would create much needed quality jobs and tackle labour market stagnation. “Today’s… Read More

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