Discrimination

August 19, 2020
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is the first union to legally challenge the fundamentally discriminatory sections of the Quebec’s Professional Syndicates Act (PSA).
July 18, 2020
PSAC National President Chris Aylward made the following statement:  In response to PSAC’s recently announced webinar An introduction to antiracism for White folks, Rebel “News” made and posted a racist and hateful video that attacks our union and one of the webinar’s presenters Nora Loreto, who is an outspoken, high-profile, anti-racist and feminist activist.
June 19, 2020
Take action now! Indigenous History Month has been marked by multiple deaths for the very people it was designed to celebrate and honour.
July 5, 2019
PSAC firmly opposes and calls for the repeal of Quebec’s Bill 21, the ‘secularism’ legislation that the province recently adopted. It violates human rights so explicitly that in passing the law, the government used the charter's notwithstanding clause in an attempt to shield it from inevitable court challenges.
June 28, 2019
PSAC firmly opposes and calls for the repeal of Quebec’s Bill 21, the ‘secularism’ legislation passed last week. It violates human rights so explicitly that in passing the law, the government used the charter's notwithstanding clause in an attempt to shield it from inevitable court challenges.
June 5, 2019
Throughout the month of June, we will be highlighting the lives and achievement of PSAC activists in the LGBTQ2+ community.
May 10, 2019
Today is Bear Witness Day, a day to reflect on the chronic and discriminatory underfunding of First Nations children’s services in their communities. On this day, the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society uses Spirit Bear to create awareness around Jordan’s Principle in hopes of achieving equity for First Nations children.
March 20, 2019
On March 21, 1960, sixty-nine people were killed and 180 were wounded after police opened fire at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws.” A few years later in 1966, March 21st was proclaimed the “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). A long road ahead The United Nations has made the theme for March 21, 2019: Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies.
April 30, 2018
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the long and rich history of Canadians of Asian heritage and their contributions to Canada. It is also an opportunity to understand some of the challenges facing racialized people of Asian descent in Canada. History of racial discrimination Since the 1800s, immigrants of Asian descent faced racism and discrimination in the forms of restrictive immigration laws, the denial of their right to vote, segregation and other basic human rights abuses.
March 21, 2018
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, PSAC calls on the Liberal government to address the systemic causes of racism and racial discrimination.

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