Discrimination

October 15, 2020
October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year on this day, the Dignity for All campaign for a poverty free Canada, which is supported by PSAC’s Social Justice Fund, promotes the Chew on This! day of action to mobilize people from across Canada to call for an end to poverty.
September 30, 2020
The residential school system separated Indigenous children from their families, language and culture. It was an act of genocide against the First Peoples of this land whose lives and futures were forever altered. It is a shameful part of Canada’s history that should never be forgotten, and the founders of Orange Shirt Day want to make sure that it never will be.  
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.

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