Conservatives defy democracy, pass Bill C-377

In their zeal to silence the voices of working people, the federal Conservatives trampled the democratic process to force an unconstitutional anti-union bill through the Senate. “We will be working through our National Union with all Canadian Labour Congress affiliates and some provincial governments to defeat this unjust law through legal action,” said CUPE Ontario…

Public control, oversight of Hydro One ends with Bill 91, sale unlikely to produce promised revenue, legal experts say

  TORONTO, ON – If the Liberal government passes its budget omnibus bill, Hydro One will no longer be public and we won’t even be able to learn details of its sale, according to two prominent legal experts. In fact, the sale won’t even produce promised revenue for infrastructure. “In short, Bill 91 doesn’t do…

Wynne budget helping Bay Street, not Ontarians

TORONTO, ON – Today’s Ontario budget begins a massive sell-off of public assets and service cuts that will reward bankers, but hurt Ontarians, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.   “Nobody voted for this,” said Hahn. “Selling off Hydro One and merging distribution companies will hand millions in…

Ontarians suffer from government choices, this budget a chance to change for the better

Falling incomes, failed tax cuts, costly privatization must be addressed TORONTO, ON – Past decisions to cut corporate taxes, and use costly privatization schemes are creating a drag on the economy and driving down incomes across the province, Fred Hahn,  president of the provinces’ largest union, told the finance committee during pre-budget consultations at Queen’s Park today. The…