Decision-makers are making choices about our future.

We need to learn lessons from the pandemic and reject calls for American-style cuts, austerity, and privatization. Instead, we need a plan that’s rooted in our way of doing things – together. 

When we talk to decision makers, our collective voices influence the government, and they listen. You will ask your MP to push for a plan that takes what we’ve learned from this pandemic and ensures we don’t go back.

Use these handy fact sheets for key messages and to guide your discussion when you meet your MP.

Also, feel free to email these fact sheets to your MP before or during your meeting so they know exactly what you stand for.

Better Jobs

We need the Canadian government to help kick-start local economies by investing in public infrastructure, public services, and a made-in-Canada procurement strategy.

Strengthening Health Care

Let’s keep seniors safe by making long-term care part of public health care. Let’s help families make ends meet by adding prescription drugs to Canada’s health care system.

Disaster-Proofing Our Social Safety Net

When the next economic disaster hits, we need to make sure that employment insurance is there for everyone who needs it. We also need a plan for child care that actually works for families. And we need affordable housing for all.

Recent News

Canada’s unions welcome extension of EI and recovery benefits

Canada’s unions welcome the extension to income supports announced by the federal government today as a necessary step towards providing further financial security to those who need it. The government announced 12-week extensions for both the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), as well as an additional 24 weeks of eligibility for Employment Insurance. “This will…
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Too many people are struggling to pay for their medications

By Hassan Yussuff, Doug Roth, Linda Silas, as published in Toronto Star   A silent health crisis is looming as more people struggle to pay for their prescription drugs. Even before the pandemic, the statistics were staggering. About 7.5 million citizens—one in five Canadians—either did not have prescription drug insurance or had inadequate insurance to cover their medication needs. One…
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Latest job numbers point to need for urgent extension of EI benefits and job retraining

OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are urgently calling on the federal government to extend EI and recovery benefits along with increasing support for skills retraining as workers continue to struggle with rising unemployment. Following higher than expected job losses at the end of 2020, workers faced another large drop in employment, with 213,000 jobs lost last month. “We’ve lost the small…
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