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Alberta Politics: When Tories, the Fraser Institute and media team up to attack plans to improve the CPP, you have to know it needs fixing!

ILLUSTRATIONS: A luxurious retirement? Do you get the feeling that ship may have sailed? Well, rich conservatives and their flunkies want you to think that a better Canada Pension Plan is a bad idea anyway. Below: Conservative Party of Canada Finance C… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: When Tories, the Fraser Institute and media team up to attack plans to improve the CPP, you have to know it needs fixing!

Alberta Politics: Former AUPE president Dan MacLennan elected to party post to get Alberta Liberals back on radar

PHOTOS: A famous – and famously controversial – photo of Dan MacLennan playing golf with premier Ralph Klein (source not indicated). Below: Mr. MacLennan and Mr. Klein in conversation on the lawn of the Legislature; Mr. MacLennan as a union leader … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Former AUPE president Dan MacLennan elected to party post to get Alberta Liberals back on radar

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Former AUPE president Dan MacLennan now an Alberta Liberal VP

The Alberta Liberal Party held its annual general meeting in Red Deer this weekend where the party elected its executive officers, including a name that will be familiar to government-watchers in Alberta. While many union leaders have lined up to… Co… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Former AUPE president Dan MacLennan now an Alberta Liberal VP

Alberta Politics: Deplorable Wildrose attack on new government negotiator offers a glimpse of what party leaders really think

PHOTOS: Kevin Davediuk, whose appointment as a senior public sector negotiator by the Alberta Government was announced on March 9. (Screenshot of Global News broadcast.) Below: Recently retired Canadian ambassador to the United States Gary Doer and the… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Deplorable Wildrose attack on new government negotiator offers a glimpse of what party leaders really think

Alberta Politics: One day after his graceless departure, former Alberta ‘envoy’ to Washington lands lobbying gig

PHOTOS: Sour grapes! Actual former Alberta trade representatives may not appear exactly as illustrated. (Photo from Barkpost.com.) Below: Alberta Conservative-connected lobbyists Rob Merrifield, Hal Danchilla, Brian Storseth and Rick Orman. Rob Merrifield’s parting shot at the Alberta government: tacky. Canadian Strategy Group’s decision to hire Mr. Merrifield as a lobbyist: Um, are you sure you’re . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: One day after his graceless departure, former Alberta ‘envoy’ to Washington lands lobbying gig

Alberta Politics: Tory-linked lobbying firm hires former Canadian Labour Congress president and former B.C. NDP minister

PHOTOS: Lobbyists head out to provide “strategic counsel” to Alberta’s new NDP government. Can you spot the recently hired New Democrats among them? No? Well, neither can I. Actual Alberta lobbyists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Former CLC president Ken Georgetti, former B.C. NDP party president and cabinet minister Moe Sihota, and former . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Tory-linked lobbying firm hires former Canadian Labour Congress president and former B.C. NDP minister

Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: CLC Convention 2014

This week’s convention of the Canadian Labour Congress was more eventful than it has been in some time. There was a change of leadership and an energy palpable even from afar via social media. Of course, four days of convention does not a labour movement make and so today I’ve gathered together three guests to . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: CLC Convention 2014

OPSEU Diablogue: Why the CN tower will be yellow tonight

Each year more Ontarians lose their lives through their job than by criminal homicide. It’s a sobering thought. In 2012 the WSIB reported 254 workplace-related fatalities and more than 140,000 injuries in Ontario. Of those 254 deaths, 64 were traumatic … Continue reading →

Bill Longstaff: April 28—National Day of Mourning

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28th a National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed, or suffer disease or injury as a result of work. It is now recognized in over a 100 countries around the world.

Every year, unions, labour councils, families and community partners gather to “mourn for . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: April 28—National Day of Mourning

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Interesting federal nomination races emerging across Alberta

TweetInteresting nomination races are emerging across Alberta as parties prepare to choose candidates to run in the next federal election, slated for October 2015. Below are some of the most recent updates from ridings across the province, where candidates are seeking nominations to run in two by-elections and the general election. By-elections Macleod Conservative Party . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Interesting federal nomination races emerging across Alberta

OPSEU Diablogue: CLC TV ads promote unions, fairness

When we talk openly about our unions, others listen. Let’s face it, for all the warts, unions have done an incredible job in securing and maintaining many of the things we cherish today – from paid vacation to health benefits and pay … Continue reading →

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Summit tackles growing unfairness in Canada: Unions resolve to be part of solution

Canadian Labour Congress | Press Release: More than 350 labour leaders met for a one-day summit on Friday, March 22 in Toronto to talk about how their members can advocate for greater fairness for all Canadians. “We met to reaffirm our resolve that all Canadian workers have the right to share […]

The post Summit . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Summit tackles growing unfairness in Canada: Unions resolve to be part of solution

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Labour Congress says corporations hoarding cash, paying fat compensation to CEOs

CLC report: Corporate Tax Freedom Day is January 30 – Big businesses hoard cash from tax giveaways, not investing in jobs by Canadian Labour Congress | Jan. 29, 2013 OTTAWA – A research study by the Canadian Labour Congress shows that CEOs in Canada could be dancing in their suites to celebrate Corporate Tax Freedom . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Labour Congress says corporations hoarding cash, paying fat compensation to CEOs

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Labour Congress supports Idle No More and Chief Spence

by Canadian Labour Congress: The Canadian Labour Congress supports Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, who is on a hunger strike in Ottawa. She is determined not to eat until granted an audience with the Prime Minister to discuss conditions on her reserve and government actions that compromise First Nations . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Labour Congress supports Idle No More and Chief Spence

Cowichan Conversations: Premiers Must Block Harper’s Sellout Of Our Sovereignty

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger

Never has a greater threat to our sovereignty faced Canadians than that which we face in PM Steve Harper’s secret China Investment Treaty.

All of Canada’s Premiers must join together and present a ‘United Front’ along with the Federal Liberals, NDP, Green Party and the Bloc to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Premiers Must Block Harper’s Sellout Of Our Sovereignty

Alberta Diary: Alberta Premier Alison Redford gets warm reception in union lions’ den

Alison Redford speaks to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ convention in Edmonton yesterday. (AUPE photo.) Below: Ms. Redford with AUPE President Guy Smith. Is she trying to build an alliance with public service unions?

It’s tempting to say Alberta Premier Alison Redford walked boldly into the lions’ den yesterday and emerged unscathed . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Alberta Premier Alison Redford gets warm reception in union lions’ den