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Alberta Diary: Ric McIver needs to explain his longstanding connections to the ‘Progressive Group for Independent Business’ and its beliefs

Found on the Internet, apropos of nothing in particular, Ric McIver and friend. Below: Craig B. Chandler of the Progressive Group for Independent Business.

Up to now, Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver has quite successfully flown under the radar about his ideological beliefs.

Indeed, very little has been written about what makes . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ric McIver needs to explain his longstanding connections to the ‘Progressive Group for Independent Business’ and its beliefs

OPSEU Diablogue: Road trip looks at how dangerous Conservative election plank plays out in real life

We’ve previously written on the folly of the provincial Conservatives in pursuing American-style labour legislation that would erode the standard of living for most Ontarians. Making most of us poorer will not help Ontario reduce health care costs – studies looking … Continue reading →

Left Over: Yes, We Have No Compensation…..

 

WorkSafeBC uses questionable methods to deny claim CBC News Posted: Jun 4, 2013 5:52 AM PT Last Updated: Jun 5, 2013 6:18 AM PT

 

This gentleman is very lucky to have found some help through the CBC, but I can assure anyone who thinks this is the end, that it isn’t.. WorkSafe BC . . . → Read More: Left Over: Yes, We Have No Compensation…..

Politics and its Discontents: An Editorial Recommendation

A bit of a busy day today, so I only have time right now to recommend today’s editorial in The Star, a timely warning about the implications of increasingly popular anti-union legislation that has only one goal: to reduce the remuneration of workers.

One can only hope that Canadians will not believe that . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Editorial Recommendation

Politics and its Discontents: With Some Ambivalence

In light of the unspeakable tragedy in Connecticut yesterday, in some ways it seems manifestly disrespectful to write a regular blog post today. Yet, to become paralyzed with despair over the evil in the world is not the answer either. Far better it is, in my mind, to try to confront and combat the evil . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: With Some Ambivalence

Politics and its Discontents: Workers of the World Unite- You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Union Shackles!

That perhaps might have been the call in Michigan yesterday, as it joined 23 other states in enacting so called ‘right-to-work-legislation’ that ‘liberates’ workers from mandatory union membership and union dues.

Passed by a Republican-dominated House of Representatives, the new law was proudly proclaimed by Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger in the following terms:

. . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Workers of the World Unite- You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Union Shackles!

OPSEU Diablogue: Ontario PC white paper plans to take labour legislation back to the 19th century

The Ontario PCs have staked out a far-right position on labour with the release Wednesday of their white paper “Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets.” For Ontario’s heavily organized health care sector, this is a ‘sit up and pay attention moment,’ … Continue reading →