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November 22, 2018 - 11:53am •
Jack Bourassa Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North   Since 1918, November 11, 11 A.M has been a distinguished time – it’s not only a time to remember, but also to reflect and learn. Many of us might have attended a ceremony or observed a moment of silence. The date and the time mark the end of hostilities during World War I (WWI), that took the lives of more than 60,000 Canadians. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. This made it, internationally, a day to commemorate.
October 22, 2018 - 2:30pm •
By Jack Bourassa, PSAC North REVP  October 10 is internationally observed every year as World Mental Health Day. Being officially recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), observing this day comes with the “overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.” Nationally, Mental Health Awareness Week was observed a few weeks ago, October 1-7. 
April 28 Day of Mourning
April 25, 2018 - 9:05am •
  Please Join the PSAC Nunavut Area Council & Northern Territories Federation of Labour in an act of solidarity as we remember workers killed or injured on the job. Let’s renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces. This free event is open to the public and all ages are welcome. DAY OF MOURNING CEREMONY APRIL 28, 2018 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. LOBBY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 926 Federal Road  
December 22, 2017 - 11:04am •
Supporting Employee Success provides a process for the employer, employee and healthcare professional to use when an employee requires accommodation.  Supporting Employee Success is a tool that provides a step-by-step process to: 
October 24, 2017 - 11:08am •
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.
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.
June 1, 2016 - 4:45pm •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North As published in the Yellowknifer, June 2016  ‘Liberals will create clean jobs, grow our economy, and protect our environment’, boldly claims the 2015 Liberal platform document, next to a photo of young Justin canoeing with senior Trudeau – presumably to show his yet unconscious appreciation of the great Canadian outdoors.
April 7, 2016 - 5:01pm •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the NorthAs published in the Yellowknifer, April 2016 Privatizing long-term care in the Northwest Territories will drastically reduce the quality of care for our seniors and increase the cost for taxpayers. With the territory’s senior population quickly blossoming – the GNWT predicts that by the year 2034, 11.6 per cent of the NWT’s population will be aged 70 years or older – the government is frantically searching for space in long-term care homes.
April 6, 2016 - 1:33pm •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North   Defining poverty is not an easy undertaking. In Canada, different groups use different indicators to measure poverty, but no measure has been officially endorsed by the federal government. Using a proxy measure of poverty (Low Income Cut-Off), it has been shown that the average child poverty in Canada is 17%, while the percentage for indigenous children is as high as 60% in some Canadian jurisdictions.

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