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The OFL Calls for the Eradication of Systemic Racism and Lethal Force in Policing

August 4, 2016

OFL Statement August 4, 2016 Abdirahman Abdi’s Death Cannot Be In Vain The OFL Calls for the Eradication of Systemic Racism and Lethal Force in Policing The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is disheartened and outraged at the death of a defenseless black man after a violent confrontation with police, in Ottawa, and calls on…

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Ontario Federation of Labour pledges support for Black Lives Matter Tent City

March 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2016 Ontario Federation of Labour pledges support for Black Lives Matter Tent City (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has joined the chorus of community groups and organizations from a broad and diverse cross-section of society that are calling for action on the demands brought forward to…

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OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21, 2016

March 10, 2016

OFL STATEMENT March 10, 2016 Racism and Islamophobia are Barriers to an Equal Society: OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21, 2016 By every measure, Ontario has the fastest growing rates of poverty and inequality out of every province in Canada, but the effects of this epidemic are…

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OFL Applauds Ontario’s New Anti-Racism Directorate, Calls for Resources and Labour Representation to Challenge Racism

February 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2016 OFL Applauds Ontario’s New Anti-Racism Directorate, Calls for Resources and Labour Representation to Challenge Racism (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded today’s Ontario Government announcement about the creation of a new Anti-Racism Directorate to work in collaboration with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The OFL…

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OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February 2016

February 1, 2016

OFL STATEMENT February 1, 2016 Ending Racism is a Collective Obligation OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February 2016 Across Canada, the month of February is recognized as Black History Month and the social, cultural and economic contributions of Black people and people of African and Caribbean descent are celebrated. However, the…

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OFL Statement on the Paris Attacks, Refugees and the Path to Peace

November 17, 2015

November 16, 2015 OFL Statement on the Paris Attacks, Refugees and the Path to Peace By Sid Ryan, OFL President The coordinated killings that rocked Paris over the weekend are an unspeakable horror. Ontario workers are united in our sympathy and solidarity with the victims, their families, friends and, indeed, the people of France who…

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Precarious Lives are the Legacy of Systemic Racism: Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21, 2013

March 20, 2013

 OFL STATEMENT March 20, 2013 Precarious Lives are the Legacy of Systemic Racism: OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21, 2013 The legacy of Canada’s colonial history and current trends towards cuts to jobs and social programs continue to deliver a double blow to people of colour and…

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Statement: Celebrating History Through Action: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February, 2013

January 31, 2013

OFL STATEMENT February 1, 2013  Celebrating History Through Action: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February, 2013 As millions celebrate February as Black History Month, they will also be marking an  important milestone in the movement to abolish slavery: the 100 year anniversary of the passing of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Born into…

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Mark Your Calendars! OFL Equity Conference (Nov. 9-11, 2012)

August 12, 2012

The Ontario Federation of Labour will be hosting an Equity Conference from November 9 to 11 under the theme: “We Are Ontario: Putting Equity Before Austerity.” The event will be opened up to members who belong to the OFL’s many equity-seeking constituencies. Community groups will also be invited to add their voices and experiences to…

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