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2015 Fairness Works Video; now available under video tab.

Harpers’ income splitting

Income splitting

The Mad Men tax scheme, which the Conservatives are trying to rebrand as “The Family Tax Cut,” allows parents with kids under the age of 18 with different incomes to shift up to $50,000 from a parent in a higher tax bracket to a parent in a lower income bracket (with a $2,000 cap).

You have to be a certain kind of household to get  a piece of this $12.65 billion pie:

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First IAM Canada Political Action Symposium || Premiere Symposium sur l’Action politique de lAIM Canada

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New Brunswick Election

By all accounts there will be an election on September 22, 2014.
we have members in all ridings in New Brunswick.

Attached is the web
http://www.electionsnb.ca/provincialelections-e.asp

Harper stuck with Senate.

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously rejected the Conservative government’s attempt to transform the Senate into an elected body, and to set term limits of nine years, saying that such basic changes require the consent of at least seven provinces and half of Canadians.

The court also nixed the possible abolition of the Senate without the consent of all provinces, the House of Commons and the Senate — probably impossible for the foreseeable future. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government had asked the court if abolition could occur with the consent of seven provinces and half of the country’s population.

Full story from Globe and Mail..here

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Info

For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This program was intended to fill very specific jobs on a short term basis—jobs that required workers and skills that did not exist in the country.  But since 2006, the Harper government has made it much easier for employers of all kinds to use migrant workers. It’s like they’ve built a pipeline that can be easily tapped into.  Employers are now able to hire temporary migrant workers to harvest crops, fly planes, drive trucks, care for children and elders, respond to trouble tickets on IT help desks, and—incredibly—serve coffee at Tim Hortons and flip burgers at Wendy’s!

Check this out.

Update on Bill C-525

Bill C-525 – An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (PESRA) and the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA) has been sent back to the House for Report Stage and Third Reading. The bill also known as the Employee Voting Rights Act is currently scheduled to be debated in the House at Third Reading on April 7, 2014. This date could change should the Conservatives move it up in the order of business.

Download pdf letter here

Mise à jour sur le projet de loi C-525

Le projet de loi C-525, Loi modifiant le Code canadien du travail, la Loi sur les relations de travail au Parlement (LRTP) et la Loi sur les relations de travail dans la fonction publique (LRTFP), a été renvoyé à la Chambre pour l’étape du rapport et la troisième lecture. Ce projet de loi également appelé Loi sur le droit de vote des employés est censé être débattu par la Chambre en troisième lecture le 7 avril 2014. Cette date pourrait être modifiée si les Conservateurs l’inscrivent plus tôt dans l’ordre des travaux.

Download French-pdf

New Videos

Please review the video section, under resources. we have added two new videos:
1) 125th anniversary of the IAM; which is 10 minutes in length.
2) “Made in USA” video on the Ontario right to work, shows the true story behind this.

Both video’s are under the resources section.

List of MP web sites

 

Check out the list of MP websites: link is under the “Canada MP List” tab.

The top websites for Members of Parliament

 

 

Boulerice, Alexandre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://boulerice.org/index.php/en/

 Chisholm, Robert  http://www.robertchisholm.ca/
 Chow, Olivia  http://www.oliviachow.ca/
 Crowder, Jean  http://www.jeancrowder.ca/
 Cullen, Nathan  http://www.nathancullen.com/
 Davies, Don  http://dondavies.ca/
 Duncan, Linda  http://lindaduncanmp.ca/
 Freeman, Mylène  http://www.mylenefreeman.ca/
 Fry, Hedy  http://www.hedyfry.com/
 Harris, Dan  http://danharris.ndp.ca/
 Masse, Brian  http://brianmasse.ndp.ca/
 Mathyssen, Irene  http://www.irenemathyssen.ca/
 Nash, Peggy  http://peggynash.ndp.ca/
 Nunez-Melo, José  http://josenunezmelo.ndp.ca/
 Rankin, Murray  http://murrayrankin.ndp.ca/
 Thibeault, Glenn  http://glennthibeault.ndp.ca
 Weston, John  http://www.johnweston.ca/

Complete list of Members of Parliament’s websites

1st Ballot for NDP Leader
Thought on Labour

“Honey, it isn’t democracy that runs this country. Capitalism rules. It does no good to reason with the capitalists or their politicians. This is a class war. We have to stir up the American people, the lower class. Some of the better-off lower class do show some sympathy for us when they’re smacked with the facts. And when they voice themselves collectively, good things happen.” — Mother Jones” ― Jerry Ash

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