Publications

This Budget, Old People Be Damned

As published on huffingtonpost.ca, March 31, 2012 My grandfather Mike Georgetti worked at a manual job until he could work no more and then, worn out, he retired without a pension. He had four kids and he and my grandmother had to rely on them to sup… Read More

CLC Analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget

Introduction Budgets are all about choices. With unemployment and underemployment still at very high levels and a shrinking middle-class, the federal government could and should have laid the basis for a sustained and broadly shared economic recovery… Read More

Budget Watch 2013 Quiz

The 2012 federal budget is the first budget delivered by the Conservative government since the May 2011 federal election where they received a majority of seats. Test your recollection of their campaign promises before the election against what they deliver… Read More

CLC voices its opposition to Bill C-31: the government's attack on refugees.

March 27, 2012 The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P. Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Kenney, The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is gravely concerned wi… Read More

CLC President Ken Georgetti writes to Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt in protest of the government's ongoing interference in the collective bargaining process at Air Canada

The Honourable Lisa Raitt Minister of Labour Dear Minister: I am writing, yet again, to protest the government's ongoing interference in free collective bargaining at Air Canada, coincidentally on the heels of the company's announcement yesterday to lock… Read More

African & Canadian Unions’ Canadian Embassy Campaign: G8: HIV & AIDS

From March through May 2012, trade union organizations throughout Africa will target Canadian Embassies in their countries to gain Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s support at the G8 Summit May 19 - 24, 2012, in Chicago, U.S.A. to: Implement… Read More

Implications of Raising the Age of Eligibility for Old Age Security

Basic Information on OAS/GIS The payment of a tax-revenue-funded basic government pension to seniors dates back to 1927 and, in its modern form, to the Old Age Security Act of 1952. The age of eligibility was reduced from age 70 to age 65 between 1965 and … Read More

What did Corporate Tax Cuts Deliver?

Summary Due to ongoing corporate tax cuts, corporate income taxes make up a falling share of all government revenues. In fact, by the end of January, corporations will have fully paid their share of taxes. The general federal corporate income tax rate sto… Read More

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): Model Program ― or Mistake?

The Canadian government likes to promote its Temporary Foreign Worker Program as the model for other nations to copy. The CLC has very different advice based on the labour movements experiences, and the real experiences of migrant workers. Click here to d… Read More

Workers in Transition A Practical Guide for Union Representatives-2011

Introduction Thanks to some of our ‘out’ trans union members, leaders and human rights advocates in the labour movement are becoming increasingly educated on trans issues in the workplace and the community. This guide is designed for trade union leade… Read More