Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia

On January 29th, 2017 a gunman entered a mosque in Quebec City and opened fire on dozens of Muslims during a prayer service. Six worshippers were killed and 19 were injured. The shooter expressed far-right and white nationalist views, admitting to police that anti-Muslim rhetoric had influenced his actions. The rise of far-right politics represented…

Human Rights Day 2019

On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The rights enshrined in that declaration—among them the right to equal access to public services and the right to equality without discrimination before the law—were deemed to apply to all. But 70 years later, our province, our country, and…

CUPE Ontario’s International Solidarity Committee strongly denounces the deportation order against Lucy Granados.

  Lucy Granados is a community leader and mother, and communities across Canada have been demanding her release from detention and that her application for permanent residency on humanitarian grounds be accepted. We call on the Canadian government, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to withdraw the deportation order against Lucy…

Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017, Committee Election Results

The following delegates from the Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017 were elected to the respective committees for a two year term: Aboriginal Council Dawn Bellerose, Local 1880 Larry Giffin, Local 3798 Miaco Kuzyk-Hildebrand, Local 4207 Racial Justice Yetti Atilola, Local 1750 Joy Davis, Local 4400 Michael Gordon, Local 1483 Rebecca Jegeshar, Local 79…

Statement on International Human Rights Day

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each December 10th, it’s important for us to reflect on the important gains we have made in advancing human rights in our province that flow directly from this declaration.  It’s also…