Press Release Budget Fails to Address Economic Inequalities and Takes Money Away From Retired Federal Employees
Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) President Claude Poirier was critical of the federal budget that was unveiled today in the House of Commons, labelling it a disappointment to Canadians who had hoped for a strong signal that the government intended to address the economic inequalities affecting Canadians.
Join thousands of Canadians who are telling their Members of Parliament to increase pension benefits under the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.
Despite the present government’s resolutely anti-union rhetoric and its attempts to narrow the scope of union activities to only bargaining and representation, Canadians believe that unions play a positive role in Canadian society.
On January 13 CAPE issued a Budget Consultation Survey to all members.
Thousands of jobs are at stake and services to Canadians will once again be reduced.
Last year, I started my New Year’s message by pointing out some of the things we had learned, not the least of which was the fact that “the current government will stop at nothing [...], however ridiculous their arguments might be.” As it turns out, the year’s events revealed how accurate we were in that assertion.