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Jack Bourassa
Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North


A trade war is inevitable. It’s happening. An isolated fortress built across the border. And many Canadians are responding by buying Canadian. Whether we feel it or not, we are all affected by Trump’s aggressive and unfair trade war. He believes that trade wars are good and easy to win. He loves to win, but trade wars are not good for the economy or workers on either side of the boarder.

Women experiencing homelessness face an added challenge every month.

The NWT Disabilities Council has launched a donation drive asking for feminine hygiene products to help women experiencing homelessness access the appropriate supplies they need. 

Responding to this important call, PSAC North’s NWT Regional Women’s Committee donated hygiene products to the council. The committee encourages people to help support this initiative. 

At Public Service Alliance of Canada North, we began working on a campaign at the beginning of the year calling for all northern territories to increase minimum wage to $15/hr per hour.


However, according to several recent findings and reports, the current and proposed minimum wage does not cover the cost of living in the north. With new information, we have decided to increase that figure to as close to a Living Wage as possible.


PSAC will be offering webinars for members who volunteered to be Pay Advocates on how to address common problems with Phoenix.

Thanks for all participants. In appreciation for your time, anyone who completed the PSAC North education survey, and provided their name and contact information was entered into a draw for a $100 cash prize. There were two draws per territory. The lucky winners are:



John Mercado, Rankin Inlet

Basja Ellsworth, Iqaluit



Sarah Hyden, Behchoko

Liesbeth Van Blarikom, Yellowknife



Deborah Wren, Whitehorse

Luc Laferté, Whitehorse