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PSAC North in the News

February 5, 2014 - 9:59am •
What Affects Feminism Affects Us All: Northern Women’s Conference Women from across the North banded together to empower women to take action in their own communities. Members are lobbying for women’s shelters in all Northern communities, lobbying to protect the pay of pregnant or nursing women and to defend the rights of temporary workers.To sign up for the next seminar or to find out more details, visit our PSAC North website.
February 4, 2014 - 1:55pm •
Former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page insists the closure of Veterans Affairs offices and libraries are only the first steps in a sweeping campaign by the Conservatives to reduce services and balance the books by 2015. Page will be speaking in Whotehorse, YK in March and PSAC North will be there to bring you all the latest details. Read the full story in the Ottawa Citizen here. Toronto Star photo
January 30, 2014 - 3:32pm •
After botching his meeting with irate Canadian veterans, Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino defiantly refused to resign.  Read the full story here.
January 30, 2014 - 10:03am •
Looks like the Liberal senator has become extinct.  After the NDP has been rallying for years to make the Senate non-partisan, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau finally pulled the trigger Wednesday.   With Trudeau ejecting all 32 of his senators from caucus, how will this change the atmosphere in the upper chamber?    Is it a breath of fresh air, the sign of a new era? OR just more political jockeying.  And how will Stephen Harper react after getting called out to do the same?
January 30, 2014 - 9:47am •
National Post columnist Christie Blatchford can be a polarizing force at the best of times, but she raked Veterans' Affairs Minister Julian Fantino over the coals for ignoring and strong-arming veterans fighting the closure of veterans' affairs offices across the country. The veteran journalist holds back no punches as she accuses him of being a bully who will steamroll anyone who steps in his way. 
January 30, 2014 - 9:32am •
REVP North Julie Docherty took a stand to push for the government to retract its decision at a conference in November.To learn more, read here.


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