2019 Federal Mandate Letters

As part of our annual Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) process, we have put together a series of mandate letters outlining some of the priorities we would like to see the new federal minority government address throughout its term. View the story Menu Finance Climate Change Agriculture Anti-Racism E.I. Education Gender…
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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living

Throughout the federal election, trans issues were rarely mentioned. Despite one party running with an explicit commitment to repeal Canada’s trans rights legislation and another party leader who voted against trans rights, trans issues were not part of the debate—nor was there a real conversation about doing better by, for…
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Climate Strike: Why we’re striking

From September 20 to 27, thousands of people of all ages are coming together in 150 countries to demand action from their governments on climate change, as part of a planet-wide series of actions inspired by climate activist Greta Thunberg’s weekly Fridays for Future protests in Sweden. For months, young…
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