Statements

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, the Canadian labour movement joins in the global effort to promote understanding of the rights of persons with disabilities. On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we reflect on the progress that disability rights activists h… Read More

It’s not about the tents: Canadian Labour Congress comments on moves to evict Occupy Protesters in Canadian cities

As cities in Canada move to evict and dismantle Occupy camps, the issues the protests raised won’t go away. “It is a shame that media and politicians have made this into a debate about tents, rather than a debate about the issues the occupiers are rais… Read More

CLC remembers its first Women's Bureau Director

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is saddened by the passing of Mary Eady, the first Director of the CLC's Women's Bureau, on November 16, in Ottawa. Mary was a tireless advocate for women's rights, trade union rights, public pensions and health care. Gro… Read More

CLC urges MPs to oppose Bill dismantling gun registry

The Canadian Labour Congress is urging Members of Parliament to oppose Bill C-19, which would abolish the Canadian long gun registry and destroy all the data it has collected since its creation. For Canada’s labour movement, the gun registry is an import… Read More

CLC supports aims of Occupy Canada protest

The Canadian Labour Congress supports the aims of thousands of citizens, many of them younger people, involved in the Occupy Canada protests. They are gathering in Canadian centres from coast to coast to bring attention to how corporate greed is shattering … Read More

Sisters In Spirit Vigils – A Movement for Social Change

October 4th is the day we honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls; on October 4th 2011 call on the federal government to stop ignoring this national crisis and take action. Each year, on October 4th, communities across Canada … Read More

CLC Statement on the United Nations 10-year Commemorative Meeting of the World Conference to Eliminate Racism

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is gravely disappointed that once again the Canadian government has chosen to withdraw from an important United Nations (UN) gathering dedicated to eliminating racism. Earlier this year, the Conservative government announ… Read More

On Labour Day we ask: what has gone so wrong in Canada for working people?

There was a time in Canada – not that very long ago – when a working person could expect to have a family-supporting job throughout their life. For an honest day’s labour, a worker could raise their kids, buy a house, pay off the mortgage, take vacat… Read More

Canadians have lost a fighter. Workers have lost a champion.

Working people across Canada have lost a friend – a champion – with the passing of Jack Layton earlier today. We are in mourning for the loss of the man we called “brother Jack” and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and his many dear fri… Read More

Statement to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Regarding the 2012 Federal Budget

The CLC has made a submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee regarding the 2012 federal Budget. The brief argues that the federal and provincial governments should pursue as an urgent priority an expansion of the Canadian Pension Plan by doublin… Read More