Campaign News

Fairness Express halfway through tour of Saskatchewan

It has been three weeks on the road in Saskatchewan, and the Fairness Express keeps attracting attention and support. 

The national bus tour has visited 13 communities so far, stopping in town centres and squares and at local events throughout the province to spread the message about the Fairness Express campaign on income inequality. 

SGEU takes the final leg of the All Together Now! campaign's Fairness Express tour

When the Fairness Express pulls into Humboldt, Saskatchewan it will have traveled 22, 621 kms across Canada. From its beginnings in Atlantic Canada, through to Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, the big green bus has reached out to Canadians in hundreds of communities along the way.

An annual reminder that the wealthy aren't paying their share in taxes

Every year Globe and Mail subscribers are reminded that the wealthy can afford to pay much more in taxes. The reminder comes in the form of an advertising insert called “Canada's Private School Guide.”

In it one finds a list of private schools in Canada and the fees they charge. Fees can go as high as $60,000 annually per child.

Fairness Express hits the West Coast on August 15!

From one ocean to the other, the All Together Now! (ATN) campaign's Fairness Express rolls into beautiful British Columbia for its 38-day tour to highlight the problem of rising income inequality.

Fairness Day at the Manitoba Legislature calls for quality public services, tax fairness, good jobs and labour rights

phot of the Fairness Express in WinnipegOn Wednesday, August 6 the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) will be hosting Fairness Day at the Manitoba Legislature.

All Together Now! campaign's national tour maps out road to fairness

It has been just over a year since the 2013 Convention where delegates of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) committed to taking the All Together Now! campaign to the road to find out how people are dealing with the effects of income inequality in their communities.

Federal government has a responsibility to mitigate income disparities, says OECD

While many income inequality deniers suggest that Canada is faring better than our neighbours to the south in the United States, a new study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says we're becoming a nation of increasing inequality.

Fairness Express visit to Walkerton, ON shines light on the value of public services

Few communities in Canada know just how dangerous it can be to privatize public services than Walkerton, Ontario. Fourteen years ago, the provincial government stopped monitoring water quality in the town and soon after, people started getting sick. Thousands were afflicted and seven died.

Who wouldn't want to get on this bus?

From Winnipeg, to Brandon, to The Pas and Flin Flon, the Fairness Express is making heads turn as it travels down the highway! The attention and interest is already causing quite a stir.

To help spread the word about our fight for a fairer Canada, the Manitoba team has put together a great promotional video to keep the buzz going!

Farewell to Ontario

After seven successful weeks and nearly 14,000 kilometres, the Fairness Express made its final Ontario tour stop in beautiful Kenora. For two exciting days the team on the big green bus engaged with local residents in the community’s downtown core and Anicinabe Park.

Supporting developmental services workers in Kenora 

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