National Newswatch

Canada’s workers engage MPs during first-ever Virtual Action Week

Nov 3 2020 — Hassan Yussuff — On any given day of a normal year, Parliament Hill is buzzing with people lobbying elected representatives. According to the federal government’s lobbying commissioner, there were 18,728 monthly communications reports submitted in 2019‑20. Those communications reports were generated in large part by paid, registered lobbyists working with large corporations. This year, there are far fewer meetings on the […]

A Call for Collective Action

May 25 2020 — Hassan Yussuff — We are in the midst of a global pandemic. The federal government is introducing new programs almost daily to support millions of Canadians who have been affected by this crisis. Public service employees are doing amazing work getting that support to the people who need it. Meanwhile, the calls for austerity are already coming fast […]