World Aids Day Statement

December 1 marks World AIDS Day and the beginning of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. Today we remember the millions of people who have died as a result of AIDS both in Canada and around the world. We recommit to action to end the stigma that is still a part of the challenges faced…

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Attack on Francophone minority rights must be reconsidered, hospital union says

TORONTO, ON – A hospital union, representing nearly 10,000 Francophone hospital staff province-wide, today called on the Ontario government to uphold the rights of tens of thousands of Francophone Ontarians and reconsider the closure of the office of the French Language Commissioner. Ontario’s Francophone minority has a legal right to fully access public services in…

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French language rights in Ontario under attack from Ford government’s cuts

TORONTO, ON – Doug Ford’s decision to eliminate the office of the French Language Services Commissioner and Ontario’s planned Francophone University represent an attack on the rights of Franco-Ontarians, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “These services and protections are how French language rights are realized in our province. This decision by Ford’s government is…

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