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… Continue Reading →

The Canadian Progressive: Harper saddened by NHL lockout, NOT by Chief Spence’s hunger strike

Once again, proof that Canada’s biggest shame is its Conservative Prime Minister.  Stephen Harper is saddened by the ongoing NHL lockout, according to the Metro News Ottawa. And, apparently, NOT by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s ongoing hunger strike right here in Ottawa. As Spence’s gallant protest enters Day 9., Harper has steadfastly refused to meet ...

The Canadian Progressive: National labor union urges Harper to meet with hunger striking Chief Theresa Spence

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), one of Canada’s largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members, is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to meet with hunger striking Chief Theresa Spence. The Chief of the northern Ontario First Nation reserve of Attawapiskat began a hunger strike here in Ottawa on Tuesday to ...

OPSEU Diablogue: When the shift hits the fan

Dr. Danielle Martin has practically catalogued the various attacks on Canada’s Medicare system over the last two decades. The Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare says that while the arguments continually “shift,” the prescription from the right is always the … Continue reading →