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Upcoming Forums and Debates in Yellowknife

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As election time draws ever nearer, Yellowknife will be playing host to a variety of candidate forums and debates. Check out these events prior to the October 19th Municipal and Federal elections: Wednesday October 7  – Beginning at 7 PM at Northern United Place, Alternatives North will be hosting a forum for all candidates running in the October 19 Federal General Election.The public is invited to attend. Candidates will answer questions posed by social justice groups…

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Health and Child Care – Top Priorities

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Labour Views – September 30, 2015 Written by Gayla Thunstrom, Acting President, Northern Territories Federation of Labour When pollsters ask what issues Canadians care most about, two issues consistently rank at the top of the pile.  Canadians in general care most about the preservation of a strong, publicly-funded health care system.  And parents are most concerned about affordable child care. That’s why the Canadian Labour Congress has made public health care and affordable child care…

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Safe retirement, good jobs key election issues

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Labour Views – September 16, 2015 Written by Jack Bourassa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President, North (REVP North) Life just doesn’t seem as simple as it used to be. There was a time when you could find a good, solid job, work hard your whole life and rest easy at night knowing there was a reasonable pension waiting for you at the end of your decades of toil. But that was then, this is now….

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Northern Territories Federation of Labour pushing for child care in federal election

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Labour Views – September 2, 2015 Written by Gayla Thunstrom, Acting President, Northern Territories Federation of Labour As the northern affiliate of the Canadian Labour Congress, the Northern Territories Federation of Labour is part of the national federal election advocacy campaign Better Choice. Better Choice focuses on four critical issues for action by the next government:  good jobs, retirement security, support for health care and affordable child care. Our shaky economic recovery has left 2.8…

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Labour Day Event – Monday Sept 7

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Come and join the NTFL for our annual Labour Day event! Monday September 7th from 12pm until 2pm at the Yellowknife Stanton Plaza Parking Lot. It’s open to the public, there will be free chilli, bannock and cupcakes, as well as a bouncy castle for the children. Bring your family, neighbours and friends!                          

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Harper is bleeding Canada dry

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Labour Views – August 19th, 2015 Written by Jack Bourassa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President, North (REVP North) Canada is slowly bleeding to death from a thousand cuts to public services. The Harper Conservative’s ideal vision of the country is devoid of the important programs we rely on, owned by foreign companies and unable to take care of its own citizens. Canada would merely be a husk of our once beautiful nation. With Harper at…

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Trans-Gender Protection Axed by Tories

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Labour Views – August 5, 2015 Written by Gayla Thunstrom, Acting President, Northern Territories Federation of Labour The clamour that followed the passage of anti-labour Bill C-377 by the Senate just before it rose on June 30 all but drowned out another negative move.  The Senate permitted Bill C-279, on transgender rights, to die on the order paper. NDP MP Randall Garrison’s private member’s bill would have added gender identity provisions to both the Criminal…

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