Colombia's ambassador to Canada Nicolas Lloreda Ricaurte provides a misleadingly positive assessment of the human rights situation in his country (RE: "Colombia article outdated," July 10) I recently participated in a Canadian civil society mission to Colombia that heard a very different story.
A Toronto-based company is trampling on the rights of workers, indigenous people and the environment in Colombia, but Canadian officials are more concerned with strengthening business ties in the country.
Ottawa- Canada’s largest energy workers' union is very disappointed that the National Energy Board has rejected a request by the last remaining refinery on Canada's West coast to be granted "priority destination" status for shipments of Alberta crude.
"The NEB's decision will see Canadian oil flow to the US when a Canadian refinery is being starved of supply," says Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union President Dave Coles.
EDMONTON -- Oil, gas and petrochemical workers from workplaces across Canada have ratified a new pattern agreement with Suncor Energy providing wage increases of 10.5% over three years.
The tentative agreement reached between the National Energy Bargaining Committee of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and Suncor was ratified today by delegates from 48 bargaining units that participate in the union's National Energy and Chemical Bargaining Program.
OTTAWA (April 23, 2013) -- CEP Assistant to the President Fred Wilson and CAW Economist Jim Stanford today presented submissions to the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee studying diversivication, jobs, and sustainability.
CALGARY, ALTA – The president of Canada’s largest energy workers' union says a case being heard today by the National Energy Board will determine whether Canadian oil will continue to flow to the US when a Canadian refinery is being starved for supply.
“The NEB has a duty to protect the public interest and ensure that Canadian energy security is given the highest priority,” says Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union President Dave Coles.
OTTAWA – The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is calling for a full accounting of the public money spent lobbying in favour of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. In recent weeks several Conservative ministers have flown to Washington to push the approval of the pipeline while Harper has made it the top priority for Canada's embassies and 22 consular offices in the U.S for 3 consecutive years.
Until now, we've been having the wrong energy discussion in Canada. As long as the attention is on individual projects like Keystone XL or Churchill Falls, it's relatively easy for the debate to become polarized to the point that Canadians feel we must choose between a safe environment and good jobs.
FORT MCMURRAY – Members of CEP Local 707 in Fort McMurray braved the cold weather and spent an afternoon doing community outreach on Saturday, February 23. Young workers Carlos Malloy and Tanya Kothlow gave out hot chocolate during Winter Play and had the chance to talk to people about their union.