The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is organizing their annual Lobby Day on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. As a member of the CLC, CAPE has also been invited to participate in the event.
CAPE is looking to put together a Lobby Day committee that will represent CAPE lobby various Members of parliament on a variety of topics.
Places limited: We are looking for 4 candidates to join the committee.
Please follow the instructions provided below to submit your application, no later than Monday, January 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM, EST.
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We strongly encourage racialized members, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, women, persons with a disability and members of Indigenous communities or other equity-deserving groups to volunteer with us.
- Submission of applications and form
Members wishing to join the Lobby Day committee should complete the registration form by clicking here.
Candidates have until Monday, January 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST to submit their applications.
Candidates will be selected by NEC members through a vote that will be held on January 10. The results of the vote will be shared with the candidates on January 11.
If you are not shortlisted, you may be put on a waiting list as an alternative in case someone is unable to attend. CAPE will select 2 alternates only.
- Mandatory Training
Selected committee members will receive two mandatory trainings.
The first one will be organised by CAPE and held virtually on (Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 5 to 6pm EST). A second mandatory planning and training session organised this time by the CLC will be in-person on February 6, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Shaw Centre, in Ottawa.
All costs associated with participating in the in-person training will be covered by CAPE. Leave of absence will be reimbursed by CAPE in the form of salary, as well as all related expenses.
Please note that if you cannot attend these trainings, you will not be able to participate in Lobby Day.
- Restrictions apply
The following three issues will be the focus of the CLC lobbying efforts:
- Investments in the Care Economy
- Just Transition and Sustainable Jobs
- Anti-Scab Legislation
CAPE would also like to lobby on the following issues:
- Hybrid workplace, telework
- Interpreters’ health and safety
List one or two other topics of relevance to CAPE’s membership you would like to see added to the above list for consideration.
All selected members must acknowledge that the issues we will be lobbying on must be consistent with the values and positions of CAPE and its members.
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