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Together We've Got PRIDE

For more than 30 years Canada's unions have stood up for the LGBTQ community We’ve been there at work, in the courts, and in the streets to defend the rights of our members, their partners and their families.   We’ve been there to protest inju… Read More

Child care in Canada: A scarce resource - the report

It’s now more than 40 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women first called for a national child care program. But although most mothers of young children now work outside the home, Canada still has no national child care policy.  Without … Read More

Budget 2012 — What Does it Mean for Women’s Economic Equality?

Budgets are about choices, prioritizing one spending item over another.  Funding tax cuts rather than public services, or flashy F-35s rather than social programs. The rather neutral language of budgeting can mask decidedly unbalanced effects of budgetary … Read More

Women's Rights are not up for debate! Petition on M-312

On April 26, Members of Parliament will begin debating Motion M-312, which calls for a Parliamentary Committee to examine whether the Criminal Code definition of "human being" should be expanded to include fetuses. This threatens to allow, through the back … Read More

Today Solidarity is Pink.

April 11, 2012 is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities.   Celebrate diversity and raise awareness to end bullying by downloading your very own D.I.Y Day of Pink Solidarity decal … Read More

Advancing Equity by the Numbers and Reporting on Past Promises - A Survey

At the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) 2008 Convention, delegates passed two important equity resolutions: i) for the CLC and its affiliates to undertake a gender and equity audit; and ii) to survey affiliates on their progress implementing the recommendatio… Read More

Retirement Security and the 2011 Federal Election

  How do the platforms of the federal political parties stack up on the issue of retirement security?   Conservative Party   Liberal Party … Read More

Message to politicians: keep the long gun registry

The fate of the federal long gun registry is being decided by Members of Parliament. Conservative MPs are supporting Bill C-391, which would scrap the registry and destroy all of its records. The House of Commons committee that reviewed the bill has pr… Read More

CLC Response to Amendments to our Refugee Determination System

The government has amended the refugee determination system. The CLC has concerns with aspects of these amendments. The CLC regards that the government's safe country of origin amendments to Bill C-11, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, as being f… Read More

Backgrounder - Labour’s unique perspective on Harper’s Maternal and Child Health Initiative

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada would “champion a major initiative to improve the health of women and children in the world’s poorest regions.” Two days later, Harper reiterated his intention at the World Economi… Read More