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This is where you can learn more about how the Canadian Labour Congress is making news.  You can find all our news releases and opinion-editorial views, as well as recent speeches by our officers and open letters to government, industry and others on key issues of concern to working people.

Busted! Top 10 Myths About Young People, Retirement, and the Canada Pension Plan Webinar

Everybody says young people need to plan ahead for retirement. But how are you supposed to save when you're trying to make ends meet with a crappy part-time job?  A whole generation of young Canadians are now in the same boat:  working jobs with lousy… Read More

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Canada needs a new plan to create jobs – good jobs.

The Conservative government likes to talk about “one million net new jobs” as proof of its ability to manage the economy. But a quick look at the facts reveals something closer to the reality Canadians are dealing with today. Despite the government's rhetoric,… Read More

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Cape Breton and Strait Area District Labour Councils School

CLC Atlantic Region and Cape Breton & Strait Area District Labour Councils School Where: Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, St. Ann's, NS. When: November 14, 2014 (6:30 p.m. Registration) to November 16, 2014 (Noon, End of Classes). Accomodations and… Read More

Speeches

Ken Georgetti speech to Convention 2014, Montreal

Welcome delegates to Montreal, especially new delegates! This Canadian Labour Congress Convention is at the heart of our democratic union movement, with 3.3 million members from coast to coast to coast! For 57 years, the Congress has br… Read More

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Publications

CLC President renews call for public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the 3.3 million members of the Canadian … Read More

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Statements

Prime Minister’s income-splitting and child care proposals will leave most working families behind

The federal government’s announcements today on the Universal Child Care Benefit and income-splitting will leave most working families behind and discourage labour force participation, says Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff. … Read More

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Opinion Editorials

Prime Minister Harper will not attend the UN Climate Summit, and it’s a good thing

Ottawa – Donald Lafleur World leaders were invited by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to New York to attend a Climate Summit on September 23rd. The one-day event will serve to launch international climate negotiations. The Heads … Read More

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