Old-school Tory schools Stephen Harper on fair wages
Old-school Tory schools Stephen Harper on fair wages

Old-school Tory schools Stephen Harper on fair wages

Old-school Tory Hugh Segal stands out in the Senate for standing up to Stephen Harper. His latest act of independence came this weekend, when Segal spoke about how important collective bargaining rights and fair wages are to Canada’s economy. Segal reminded people that the old Tory party believed in these tenets, just as the Conservative […]

December 8, 2013

Old-school Tory Hugh Segal stands out in the Senate for standing up to Stephen Harper. His latest act of independence came this weekend, when Segal spoke about how important collective bargaining rights and fair wages are to Canada’s economy.

Segal reminded people that the old Tory party believed in these tenets, just as the Conservative government wages an unprecedented attack on collective bargaining rights as a way to cripple unions and drive middle-class wages down.

Watch a snippet of Segal’s speech on Saturday — on the 10th anniversary of the Conservative Party of Canada — at the Unifor Ontario Council:

 

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Tory job record: low pay, no security
Tory job record: low pay, no security

Tory job record: low pay, no security

New jobs numbers released by Statistics Canada give the lie to the Harper government’s claim that our economy is doing just fine.   Over the past year, between November 2012 and November 2013, all of the net new jobs created in Canada were in the lowest paid and most insecure occupational group: sales and service […]

December 7, 2013

New jobs numbers released by Statistics Canada give the lie to the Harper government’s claim that our economy is doing just fine.
 
Over the past year, between November 2012 and November 2013, all of the net new jobs created in Canada were in the lowest paid and most insecure occupational group: sales and service jobs.
 

There were just 172,400 new jobs created over this period. But sales and service employment rose by 191,700.

These jobs pay an average of just…