Capital gains taxes are the biggest problem, Toby Sanger says.
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"We have to get back to good-paying jobs in Canada."
A tentative contract agreement was made with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Few make the connection between preserving and sustaining our global environmental commons and growing our common wealth. The only way we can sustainably improve the standard of living for all is by expanding the collective public goods and services that we share, instead of through profit-driven production.
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CUPE's president says the union will support the NDP in the election.
If you're a Vancouver property taxpayer, a chill should be running down your spine.
TORONTO - The union representing Air Canada flight attendants is taking the federal government to court, saying that allowing the airline to fly with fewer flight attendants poses a serious safety iss...
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CALGARY - A union representing inside workers with the City of Calgary has ratified a new four-year deal.It would see members get a pay raise of 12.5 per cent over the life of the contract.Peter Marsd...
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VANCOUVER - Education support staff in B.C.'s public schools have reached a tentative contract with the province.The roughly 34,000 workers, most of them members of CUPE, must still ratify the propose...
VANCOUVER - As British Columbia's unionized teachers began voting Monday on whether to amplify their job action, the province's education minister pointed to their support staff counterparts as proof...
Israel is very relevant to Olivia Chow's candidacy because some of the major proponents of the "Israel as apartheid state" and the BDS movement are key supporters of Olivia Chow and with whom she is identified. It is now time for Ms. Chow to take responsibility for her silence.
VICTORIA - The Greater Victoria School District says it has reached a tentative deal with a union and averted a strike that could have seen picket lines go up at 51 schools next week.The announcement...
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - A lockout at a private sports club in North Vancouver has ended more than seven months after it began.Sixteen members of CUPE Local 389 at the North Shore Winter Club were lock...
It's an all-too-regular occurrence in this province. Government employees, whipped up by their union leaders, marching against whatever economic development opportunity is being proposed. Pipelines to the coast? Opposed. Gas exploration? Opposed. Companies creating investment revenue for pensions? Opposed. New mine? Opposed. Coal exports? Opposed. But what if government employees had a direct financial stake in the economy doing better than expected? Would they be more willing to consider ways to grow the economy? It's an interesting premise, and one the B.C. government will test in the next round of collective bargaining.
In many ways the Canadian Union of Public Employees is a much different union than it was 50 years ago, as evident from the photos from our founding convention. The delegates who gathered in Winnipeg...
I've been reading about the war in Burma/Myanmar. It's a conflict between the Buddhist Burmese majority and approximately 800,000 Royhingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) State. They are among the world's least wanted and most persecuted people.
VANCOUVER - B.C. teachers will "stand in solidarity" with the union representing school support workers in British Columbia, but the head of the teachers' union refused to say whether that means the t...
B.C.'s public school teachers say they will launch a radio and television advertising campaign tomorrow in the hopes of getting stalled contract talks going again. Negotiations between teachers...
When Canada's premiers meet for the annual Council of the Federation this week, the future of health care is a critical item on the agenda. The role of a premier is to stand up to federal government bullying on behalf of all Canadians. We are asking them to send a strong message to the Harper Conservative Government: Get back to the table and get back on board to support public health care for all in Canada.
There are 3.6-million public sector workers in Canada and 74.5 per cent of those are unionized. One of the most powerful and vocal unions in the country is the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Their opposition to a new Fraser Institute study is both misinformed and worse, based largely on fiery rhetoric and name-calling.
Hundreds of Toronto Zoo workers could find themselves locked out as early as midnight, including staff members who look after the giant pandas that recently arrived in the city. The zoo has been nego...
Government program spending is still growing from sea to sea. Virtually every government in Canada is spending more in current dollars from one year to the next. Many are spending more in inflation-adjusted dollars, too. If they aren't, they're generally coming pretty close.
FREDERICTON - The national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees says Canada Pension Plan benefits should be doubled in an effort to help Canadians who don't have a workplace pension pla...
Some unions have engaged in strike action that has closed schools, restricted learning for students and created an unstable learning environment. It has been stressful and chaotic for many students and parents. Then those same union leaders asked the government not to move ahead with collective agreements, yet they had no other solutions to offer -- except more disruption. That's why, on my advice, the Lieutenant Governor in Council has put in place collective agreements for all school boards and unions that were unable to deliver ratified and approved collective agreements by the deadline.
TORONTO - The deadline for Ontario's teachers to reach agreements with their local school boards is tonight at one minute before midnight.Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten is urging those schoo...
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TORONTO - Ontario's education minister says the province has reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents school support workers.Laurel Broten says the template deal with the Canadian...
TORONTO - An 11th-hour tentative deal between the City of Toronto and the union representing its outside workers has set a hard line for any upcoming contract talks, experts said Sunday.The deal was a...
UPDATE: Late Saturday night, the Toronto union negotiation deadline was extended to 2 a.m. That deadline passed and both sides continued to negotiate a new contract. TORONTO - Talks are continuing th...
On any battleground, common wisdom has long held that defeating an adversary often owes a great deal to one’s ability to think like the enemy. So it comes as little surprise that as transnational corp...
Net zero would be a powerful model to bring to the municipal bargaining table. Unfortunately, with our current city hall dynamic, it's going to take serious political will and taxpayer support. Failure to do so will mean even more property tax dollars pulled from your pocket in 2012 and beyond.
The head of one of Toronto's unions says a lockout is almost a certainty in January because the city wants to target so-called jobs for life provisions. "The city's initial offer is a direct attack o...
MONTREAL - The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants slammed an arbitrator's decision Monday that imposes a tentative agreement negotiated by its leadership, but rejected by employees last...