By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
The right-wing’s regressive anti-union rhetoric and U.S.-styled attacks on the labour movement threatens Canada’s prosperity, says a report recently released by the progressive Canadian think tank Broadbent Institute.
The report expresses grave concern about the Conservative government’s current political agenda and “highly-organized right-wing campaign to import American-style anti-labour laws to Canada.”
“Once-extreme ideas have bubbled over to become mainstream policy debate,” says the report, titled “Union Communities, Healthy Communities: The Attach on Unions And Its Threat To Shared Prosperity in Canada“.
List of ‘accelerated’ TFW approvals reveals widespread abuse of program
By: Alberta Federation of Labour | Press Release:
EDMONTON, April 9, 2013 – A list of fast-tracked temporary foreign worker applications shows that scandals at Royal Bank and HD Mining are just the tip of the iceberg.
The document, obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour through an Access to Information request, lists all approved TFW applications in the first eight months of the new Accelerated Labour Market Opinion (ALMO) process.
By: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Press Release:
OTTAWA – Canada’s economy is experiencing a “carbon bubble” that could have significant consequences for Canada’s financial markets and pension funds, according to a new study released March 26 by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Between two-thirds and four-fifths of known fossil fuel reserves have been deemed to be “unburnable carbon” that cannot safely be combusted without leading to catastrophic climate change.
“Business-as-usual for the fossil fuel industry is incompatible with the need to keep the global temperature increase to 2°C or less,” says CCPA Senior Economist Marc Lee. “The recent experience of high-tech and housing bubbles should serve as a stern warning to investors and policy makers.”