I would like to respond to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s article published December 31st, 2020. To begin, “we are NOT all in this together.” The assertion that we all have to sacrifice to save our province’s economy might sound heroic, but the truth of the matter is that working people have already been disproportionately, negatively [...]
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Resigns from Premier’s Economic Recovery Team (PERT)
Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), submitted her resignation from the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team (PERT) to Premier Andrew Furey this morning. Shortall thanked the Premier for the invitation to serve on the Team, stating that she entered the process with an open mind and a desire to be an [...]
Write to your MP asking them to Vote YES for Bill C-213 - The Canada Pharmacare Act! This act would provide free prescription drug coverage for all Canadians. Emailing your MP is quick and easy, and it sends a message: We want Pharmacare NOW! SUPPORT PHARMACARE NOW!
Over half a million Canadians with disabilities are ready and able to work, but can’t because of barriers to employment and training. Many are right here in our province. Persons with disabilities continue to face high unemployment rates and high levels of poverty. This in turn leads to greater use of and demands on [...]
Eliminating GBV is both a women’s and human rights issue. November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. November 25 also marks the start of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based violence. The 16 days end on December 10, Human Rights Day. Also on December 6 we remember the [...]