Oct 20, 2015, (http://cupe.ca/)
Yesterday Canadians sent a clear message: Stephen Harper’s regressive decade of divisive, anti-democratic politics is over. Harper’s agenda was ruthless: painful cuts to public services and programs that all Canadians depend on, paired with massive tax breaks for the richest individuals and most profitable corporations. Canadians have spoken and Harper’s agenda has been soundly rejected.
Voters have expressed a clear desire for change. The Liberal party has signaled strong support for enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan, something which CUPE has wholeheartedly supported. They are also committed to opening a new chapter in federal-provincial relationships which could lead to the speedy negotiation of a new health accord. Alongside this new health accord, it is critical that the new government commit to the enforcement of the Canada Health Act.
There has also been general agreement from all parties other than the Conservatives that Harper’s divisive and unconstitutional attack on unions, Bill 377, should be repealed, as should Bill 525, which is an attack on workers’ rights to join and remain in a union.
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