Category Archives: Policy

Workers denied opportunity to speak at TFWP review

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The Liberal-dominated House Committee denied workers an opportunity speak at the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) review and only listened to employers and organizations representing employers, the opposition New Democrats stated in the dissenting report on the controversial program, where

Foreign pilots free to fly Canadian aircraft after Ottawa quietly removes restrictions

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Canada has become the only industrialized nation in the world that allows foreign licenced pilots, some of whom may have obtained their licenses without ever having flown a plane, to operate local commercial aircraft, after Ottawa quietly altered the regulations

Open Letter to Minister of Health: Two years ago today the Health Accord expired

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March 31st, 2016 The Honourable Jane Philpott Minister of Health 70 Colombine Driveway, Tunney’s Pasture Postal Location: 0906C Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9 Dear Minister Philpott, Twelve years ago today Canada’s First Ministers signed a Health Accord reaffirming their continued commitment

Civil society cautiously optimistic of federal budget

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Civil society groups are welcoming federal budget with cautious optimism while insisting that more needs to be done to undo damage from Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decade in power. “This budget provides something that’s been missing for a long

Majority opinion at odds with Trudeau over refugees, air strikes

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A clear majority of Canadians disagree (60%) with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to settle 25,000 refugees in Canada before the end of the year and more than two thirds (68%) support the use of Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter

Majority of Canadians oppose Trudeau’s Syrian refugee resettlement plan

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A slim majority (54%) of Canadians oppose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s refugee resettlement plan while 42% support it, according to a new poll. The latest public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute conducted three days after the terrorist attacks

In wealthy Canada, hunger is rapidly growing: food bank report

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More than 850,000 Canadians rely on food banks each month to put food on the table − a figure that has gone up by 26% since 2008, according to the 2015 Hunger Count report released by Food Banks Canada today.

Thousands to converge on Ottawa for a 100% clean economy by 2050

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Thousands of Canadians are to converge on Parliament Hill urging the new Liberal government to take strong action on climate change and transition Canada to a 100% clean renewable economy by 2050, a diverse civil society coalition announced today. “A

Harper’s policies making prison inmates more violent, society less safe, correctional officers tell voters

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is deceiving the public about being tough on crime, according to the union representing Canadian correctional officers who claim that the Conservative government’s budget cuts to inmate training programs are making penitentiaries more violent for the

Government to allow 230,000 LMIA-exempt TFWs to come to Canada under IMP annually

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The government plans to allow 230,000 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) to enter Canada annually under the International Mobility Program(IMP), which allows employers to bring in workers from abroad without proving the need for imported labour, according to a Gazette notification