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.
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.
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.
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
The small northern community of Sioux Lookout is a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. The area is home to many rivers and lakes, and tourism is important for the local economy. The town is also home to a large Aboriginal community.
Graduating from a post-secondary institution is an important accomplishment. It is a rite of passage; it's a time to celebrate.
It can also be a time of great apprehension. After years of hard work and hours of study, new graduates find themselves confronted with the challenge of securing steady work and making their way in an increasingly unfriendly economy.