The North stood loud and proud to defend the rights of federal Statistics Canada workers in Ottawa this Valentine's Day. At a special rally held in front of the Stats Can headquarters, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President Julie Docherty made a rousing speech in support of Statistical Survey Operations (SSO)* workers. For over two years workers have been without a new contract with SSO. SSO has refused to address any of the key issues that they’ve raised in negotiations. Instead, SSO has engaged in legal obstructionism to avoid solving real workplace problems.