Regional Executive Vice President in Northwest Territories

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October 11, 2017 - 12:24pm
Across the country there is an increasingly accepted view that raising the minimum wage is both socially responsible and of net benefit to the economy. Within the last year, the public discourse around this subject has shifted dramatically after progressive leadership in several provinces have either announced a $15/hr wage floor before 2020; or put plans in place to work toward that figure before 2020.
September 28, 2017 - 2:32pm
PSAC North asks citizens to wear an orange shirt on Saturday, September 30 to commemorate the Every Child Matters campaign. The day recognizes all of those who experienced the trauma of residential schools and recommits our support for national reconciliation with indigenous peoples. Please see the Orange Shirt Day Shirt website for more information.
September 27, 2017 - 2:18pm
The Native Women’s Association NWT, Yellowknife Victim Services Program and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) project will be holding its annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil and March.  The event will take place at Yellowknife City Hall on Oct 4th, 2017 from 11:30am-1:30 pm. Participants will be walking to Northern United Place. Please see the attached poster for more details.
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Jack Bourassa Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North It is time for the federal government to acknowledge and address the glaring inadequacies regarding indigenous children in care across Canada.
March 16, 2017 - 10:16am
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North Canadian families need to have access to a universal, affordable child care system that helps everyone equally. The hodgepodge system of child care we have in Canada now, with every province and territory taking their own approach, is hurting families and failing to support Indigenous Peoples.
January 10, 2017 - 10:19am
By Jack Bourassa Regional Executive Vice President, Public Service Alliance of Canada Dominion Diamond showed its true colours in November when the company decided to pack up their Yellowknife office and move their headquarters to Calgary. Yet just as worrisome is the complete absence of a response from the government of the Northwest Territories.
December 20, 2016 - 2:44pm
Political Action and Mobilization
October 11, 2016 - 11:24am
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North (abbreviated version published in the Yellowknifer, October 12 2016)  Here’s a $150 million-dollar question: if you knew your single-mom neighbour lives with her children in unsuitable housing, surviving off food banks, would you help out? Or would you give a hand to a businessperson with a vague intention to set up shop down the street, by helping them pave the road instead?
September 12, 2016 - 2:32pm
This summer in Canada’s North has been anything but uneventful. Federally-organized town halls, bargaining challenges, community involvement and bridge-building – it’s all been fun! To make the mix even more interesting, I underwent surgery, which thankfully hasn’t succeeded in keeping me down for long. Read the rest in my report attached below.
July 11, 2016 - 4:36pm
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North As published in the Yellowknifer, July 2016 We would never move. Maybe inland, but never too far, my Inuvialuit friend says, with a firm certainty in her smile. I’m learning from her about environmental issues in Tuktoyaktuk in preparation for the Climate Change Townhall recently held by the federal government in Yellowknife.

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