Bankruptcy Proceedings: Workers First, Banks After…

OTTAWA – Recommended changes to Canada's bankruptcy and insolvency legislation contained in the report released yesterday by the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce fail to protect workers says the Canadian Labour Congress. "It is sad and discouraging how the Senate Committee gives money more importance than people,"…

Employment: Good News, but Complacency Not Warranted

OTTAWA – The Statistics Canada report on employment in October is good news, but there remains some dark spots in the overall picture. "The creation of 65,000 new jobs, most of them full-time, will hopefully sustain hope in the country's economic prospects and raise expectations," says Ken Georgetti, president of…

“All-Party Party”, October 30, 2003

The All Party Party is an annual thank you to Hill Staffers thrown by Members of Parliament and Senators. This event was hosted by Mr. Peter Stoffer, NDP MP Sackville–Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia, and about 1,000 Hill staffers, MPs and Senators dropped by during the evening. Phil Benson, Lobbyist Teamsters…

Anti-Scab Bill defeated by Ottawa

The President of the Canadian Labour Congress expressed deep disappointment at the defeat of Bill C-328 in the House of Commons on Wednesday night. Bill C-328 was a Private Members Bill introduced by Monique Guay, Bloc Québecois MP for Laurentides, and supported by the caucuses of the Bloc Québécois and…