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Richard Perron

President of Quebec Union of Public Employees (SPGQ)

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Let's Start Using Real Numbers To Discuss Public Employee Pension Plans

The order of the day was to question the very existence of defined benefit pension plans. Yet these plans not only provide much-needed income to hundreds of thousands of retirees, they also benefit society as a whole. People who have paid into these plans throughout their lives acquire a level of financial independence that makes them much less dependent on government assistance in old age.
08/27/2014 05:41 EDT

Protecting Whistleblowers Is the Key to Ending Corruption

Passing legislation to protect whistleblowers is critical in the fight to end corruption and collusion. And that's the point I'll be making on behalf of the 25,500 members of Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ), in my talk at the Peoples' Social Forum.
08/19/2014 05:51 EDT