Category Archives: Political Action

AB LABOUR LIAISON

AB LABOUR LIAISON at the Legislative Complex on OCTOBER 11/2017

Kevin Clark, Business Representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 14 was in attendance at the October 11/2017 session of the Alberta Labour Liaison at the Legislative Complex.

The meeting took place between a panel of labour leaders in Alberta and Premier Rachel Notley, with her Cabinet.

These meetings take place 2 or 3 times per year and enable labour to get as close as possible to ask questions, lobby and keep our elected officials accountable on their promises, current actions and future legislation.

EDLC 2017 Civic Endorsement List

The Edmonton and District Labour Council is proud to endorse candidates who support working families.

The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017. Don’t let your voice be silenced. Be a part of it all. If you haven’t had time to do research on all of the candidates running in your riding, you can see how the Edmonton and District Labour Council felt about each candidate after asking each a variety of questions. Click Here for the results.

  • 1 Mayor
  • 1 Councillor for each of the 12 City of Edmonton wards
  • 1 Edmonton Catholic School District Trustee for each of the 7 wards or
    1 Edmonton Public School District Trustee for each of the 9 wards

Please visit the City of Edmonton website to view the 2017 candidate list.

Exercise your right to vote!  The system really does begin with you.

MOUSELAND – as told by Tommy Douglas

The Moral of the Story “Mouseland” is a political fable, originally told by Clare Gillis, a friend of Tommy Douglas. Tommy has used this story many times to show in a humorous way how Canadians fail to recognize that neither the Liberals or Conservatives are truly interested in what matters to ordinary citizens; yet Canadians continue to vote for them.

Continue reading MOUSELAND – as told by Tommy Douglas

ARE YOU READY?

Are you ready to participate in political action?

The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017. Don’t let your voice be silenced. Be a part of it all. If you haven’t had time to do research on all of the candidates running in your riding, you can see how the Edmonton and District Labour Council felt about each candidate after asking each a variety of questions. Click Here for the results.

  • 1 Mayor
  • 1 Councillor for each of the 12 City of Edmonton wards
  • 1 Edmonton Catholic School District Trustee for each of the 7 wards or
    1 Edmonton Public School District Trustee for each of the 9 wards

Please visit the City of Edmonton website to view the 2017 candidate list.

Exercise your right to vote!  The system really does begin with you.

Political Action is one of the easiest things to be a part of.  As a person in any riding you are eligible to vote. You need to exercise your right to vote and when you do you should vote for someone who cares about workers issues and has the same values that you do. Someone who will promote your ideals.

Machinists back a winner – Singh takes NDP leadership!

2 October, 2017

Toronto, ON – Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party with a resounding first-ballot victory by a margin of 53 per cent in the NDP leadership in Toronto Sunday night.

“Earlier last month the IAM endorsed Jagmeet Singh to be our new leader after a vigorous internal debate,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “At that time we concluded that he was the right person for the job because he most closely represents the values and the direction of IAM. I’m pleased that the rest of the party agrees with us.”

Singh, 38, defeated challengers Niki Ashton, Charlie Angus and Guy Caron. Singh, a criminal defence lawyer who speaks fluent French and Punjabi, has represented the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton in the Ontario legislature since 2011. He was named deputy leader of the Ontario NDP in 2015. Singh says he will not immediately seek a seat in the House of Commons until he has had time to increase his profile outside of the House.

  

Singh has been a frequent visitor to IAM rallies, meetings and demonstrations regarding precarious work, the Fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage, contract flipping and privatization of Canadian airports. “We look forward to working with Jagmeet to build power within the Party as we prepare for the next chapter,” said Pickthall. “Our next battle is in 2019, with the Trudeau Liberals; there is much work to be done along the way.”