Political Action

Bill C-23: Harper’s Unfair Elections Act

The Harper Conservatives have an apparently insatiable appetite for bending (and sometimes breaking) Canada’s electoral laws in order to gain, and hold onto, power – so that they can serve the interests of their corporate masters.   The Courts ruled against the Conservatives in their dispute with the independent Chief Electoral Officer over their attempts to circumvent electoral funding rules. Conservative operatives used robocalls to misdirect voters on election day.

C-23 : le projet de loi sur la malhonnêteté électorale signé Stephen Harper

Les conservateurs du gouvernement Harper semblent avoir un appétit insatiable pour plier (et parfois enfreindre) les lois électorales du Canada dans l’optique d’acquérir – et de conserver – le pouvoir pour servir les intérêts des sociétés qui leur dictent quoi faire.   Les tribunaux ont condamné les conservateurs dans leur différend contre le directeur général [indépendant] des élections après avoir tenté de contourner les règles du financement électoral. Les conservateurs

The Time to Act is Now!

Political action is any action that brings pressure on political or governmental agencies and/or individuals in order to persuade them to take action.   At no other time in our recent history has the Canadian worker been faced with such hostility from the Conservative Right, be it federal, provincial or municipal governments, self interest groups such as the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Chamber of Commerce, and Conservative Think-Tanks like

IAM political lobbying and letter-writing workshop for activists and staff

The Ontario Provincial Council of Machinists (OPCM) held a political lobbying and letter-writing workshop for activists and staff in the IAM. The session was attended by 32 IAM members from Ontario and was facilitated by Heather Kelley, National Education Representative; Gord Falconer, National Political Action Co-ordinator and Frank Saptel, National Communications Representative.   Gord Falconer and Heather Kelley Stan Pickthall and Frank Saptel   The workshop discussed fact “cards” on

IAM Political Activists Join NSGEU Picket Line

Halifax, NS – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1763 Political Action Committee – PAC  joined striking nurses outside of the Nova Scotia Legislature Thursday morning to protest essential services legislation introduced to end the legal strike.   Contract talks between Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union – NSGEU and Capital Health is at a stalemate. The main issue is the union’s demand for lower nurse-to-patient ratios, something opposed by Capital

CLC Political Action Conference

Friday, 22 March 2013, 18:30 – Sunday, 24 March 2013, 17:00 LOCATION: Toronto March 22-24,2013 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. Working with the Canadian Council, the CLC National Political Action Committee, and all the CLC standing committees and working groups, the CLC’s objective is to attract a large and diverse group of the labour movement’s political activists and the next generation of campaigners, organizers, and leaders to this conference. The