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Apr
6

OFL Urges Ontario Government to Halt the Sale of Hydro One

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2016 OFL Urges Ontario Government to Halt the Sale of Hydro One (TORONTO, ON) ─ As the Ontario Government gears up to sell off another 74.2 million shares in Hydro One, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling for an immediate moratorium on the sale of the province’s hydro…

Feb
2

OFL Pre-Budget Submission Calls for the Ontario We Want

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is the voice of Ontario at work. With 54 affiliated unions representing working people from across the province, from all social, economic, and ethnic groups, over half of whom are women, we campaign for equity and equality for every Ontarian. Together, we have the power to make real and…

Jul
3

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Announce Labour’s Support for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2015  MEDIA AVAILABILITY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Announce Labour’s Support for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate (TORONTO, ON) ─ On Sunday, July 5, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan will join thousands of Indigenous, environmental, labour and community activists in demanding a justice-based transition…

Jun
25

Mass Rally in Toronto on July 5 to demand ‘Jobs, Justice and the Climate’

In what some are calling an unprecedented alliance, labour unions joined forces with environmental activists and Indigenous communities across Canada on May 21, 2015, to announce plans for the July 5 “March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.” The table was set by internationally acclaimed author and activist, Naomi Klein, whose award-winning book “This Changes…

Jun
21

No More Broken Promises! OFL Statement on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2012

After years of inaction on critical Aboriginal land and resource matters and its refusal to protect the sacred burial sites of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation on Big Trout Lake, the Government of Ontario finally showed signs of conceding. In March 2012, the McGuinty Government relented to public pressure and issued a temporary stop to all mining activity on KI land, but the moratorium didn’t apply to Toronto-based God’s Lake Resources, which staked its claims early enough to get in under the wire.

Jun
8

Toxic River Poisons Grassy Narrows

The people of Grassy Narrows have sustained themselves for thousands of years on their traditional territory – 2,500 square miles of forest, lakes and rivers north of Kenora, Ontario. Now plans for clear-cut logging, mining and the legacy of residential schools, hydro damming, relocation, and mercury poisoning threaten to uproot the way of life of…