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Statement from Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress on the news about NDP/Liberal negotiations on pharmacare:

February 23, 2024
“This is a BIG deal. We are very encouraged by the news that the Liberals…
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The decision by the city of Halifax to dismantle the encampments is unjust

February 9, 2024
The decision by the city of Halifax to dismantle the encampments is deeply unsettling, unjust,…
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Time to nominate the 2024 NSFL Sister of the Year

February 8, 2024
The NSFL Sister of the Year Award celebrates a union sister who has proven their…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Conservatives stand against workers

February 7, 2024
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: Canadians are witnessing…
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The world won’t wait for Canada to act

February 5, 2024
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, and Chris Severson-Baker, Executive Director of…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions are calling out Alberta Premier’s attempt to use trans and gender-diverse children, youth and adults to score political points

February 1, 2024
“Premier Smith recently announced sweeping policy proposals that would undermine the inclusion, well-being and safety…
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BHM: Canada’s unions honour the past to help shape the future

February 1, 2024
This Black History Month, Canada’s unions are celebrating the history and legacy of Black community…
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February is African Heritage Month

January 30, 2024
African Heritage Month, celebrated every February in Nova Scotia, is a significant event that extends…
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Canada’s unions urge MPs to address workers as we head into a new year

January 29, 2024
Bruske: Workers are calling on MPs for relief from the relentless cost-of-living crisis OTTAWA––As MPs…
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Canada’s unions mark January 29 with a call to action

January 29, 2024
Canada’s unions demand immediate action from the federal government to put an end to the…
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African Heritage Month Gala 2024

January 29, 2024
As union leaders, we fight for the rights and well-being of our members and support…
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Canada’s unions support Argentinian national strike

January 24, 2024
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), which represents 3 million workers across Canada, together with the…
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While governments talk, patients face endless waits and health workers are burning out

January 18, 2024
OTTAWA – A triple-demic of flu, RSV and COVID has left patients facing some of…
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Workers to MPs: Either stand with us or the rich business lobby

January 17, 2024
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics Conservative leader…
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CLC Executive Committee reiterates its support for ITUC’s call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

January 16, 2024
At its meeting in Ottawa last week, the executive committee of the Canadian Labour Congress…
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Canada’s unions mourn the passing of Ed Broadbent

January 11, 2024
Bruske: “Ed made this a better country for its working people. We’ll honour his memory…
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NSFL is a proud supporter of Justice for Workers Nova Scotia

January 4, 2024
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is delighted to extend its whole hearted financial support…
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Today is National Ribbon Skirt Day

January 4, 2024
On behalf of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, we are honoured to commemorate National…
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EXTENDED – Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA, 2024

January 3, 2024
Update The Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA Public Policy will be…
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NS Federation of Labour statement about April 1, 2024 Minimum Wage increase

January 3, 2024
Today, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL) President Danny Cavanagh issued a statement regarding the…
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Canada’s unions: Migrant workers in Canada deserve equal rights, protections

December 18, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking International Migrants Day by calling for greater protections and improved conditions…
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International Migrants Day – December 18

December 18, 2023
As the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, we acknowledge International Migrants Day on December 18,…
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NS Federation of Labour very pleased to sign new contract with WCB for Office of Worker Counsellor

December 15, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that we have recently signed a new agreement between the…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Poilievre’s Conservatives blocking priority bills for workers

December 14, 2023
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Canada’s unions are…
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Canada’s unions release roadmap for workers to see a path forward in Canada’s changing economy

December 14, 2023
OTTAWA––The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has partnered with the Pembina Institute to release the second…
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Canada’s unions welcome the expansion of Canadian Dental Care Plan

December 11, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the next phase of the Canadian Dental Care Plan –…
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Statement on the release of the Employment Equity Task Force Report

December 11, 2023
Canada’s unions welcome the release of the report of the Government of Canada’s Employment Equity Act…
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Nova Scotia Federation of Labour applauds Nova Scotia universities for taking a position against non-disclosure agreements in cases of harassment and discrimination

December 11, 2023
Halifax, Nova Scotia – December 11, 2023 – The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour commends…
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Canada’s unions: confronting hate is a shared responsibility

December 10, 2023
This International Human Rights Day, Canada’s unions are calling on governments and individuals to collectively…
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Press Conference – Striking Workers at Pete’s Frootique

December 8, 2023
We recently held a press conference alongside SEIU Local 2 workers on strike at Pete’s…
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Never Again: Canada’s Unions Mark December 6 with Call to End Gender-Based Violence

December 6, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the 34th anniversary of the attack at École Polytechnique in Montreal…
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Canada’s unions welcome the federal government’s new advisory table giving a much-needed voice to workers

December 5, 2023
President Bea Bruske: It is crucial that governments listen to workers—they are the engine of…
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To address the ongoing affordability crisis, Parliamentarians should support Bill C-56 and back unions to counterbalance corporate power

December 5, 2023
By Dr. DT Cochrane, Senior Economist at the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The…
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Human Rights Day is December 10

December 4, 2023
Human Rights Day holds profound significance for the members of the Nova Scotia Federation of…
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December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 4, 2023
As an organization committed to advocating for workers’ rights, safety, and well-being, the Nova Scotia…
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Workers with disabilities must be included in Canada’s sustainable jobs plan

December 3, 2023
As the global community marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Canada’s unions call on…
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Angelo Tocco – Winner of the 2023 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 3, 2023
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—which aims to promote awareness and…
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The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed annually on December 3rd

December 3, 2023
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed annually on December 3rd, is a significant…
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Canada’s Unions at COP28: Shaping a Sustainable Future for Workers

December 1, 2023
Bruske: Canadian and global leaders must ensure workers are supported in shift to a net-zero…
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World AIDS Day is observed is December 1

December 1, 2023
World AIDS Day, observed on December 1st each year, serves as a poignant reminder of…
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Nova Scotia Federation of Labour convention delegates vote unanimously to end abuse of Non-Disclosure Agreements

November 30, 2023
Halifax, N.S. In a unanimous vote, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour has vowed to…
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Participate in the nationwide day of action for early learning and child care on November 30

November 29, 2023
Mark your calendar for November 30 and participate in the nationwide day of action for…
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Workers mobilize on the Hill to urge MPs to act as families continue to struggle

November 28, 2023
Bruske: Workers are calling on MPs for urgent action on pharmacare and two key pieces…
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Time to apply for 2023/2025 NSFL Committees-deadline is January 31, 2024

November 27, 2023
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Violence and harassment should never be “just part of the job”

November 25, 2023
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to urgently address third-party violence and harassment…
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National Housing Day

November 22, 2023
Today, on National Housing Day, it’s essential to reflect on the state of housing in…
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Families paying too high a price for tough economic times

November 21, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome progress on housing affordability in the federal Fall Economic Statement…
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NSFL says federal fiscal update disappoints workers and communities

November 21, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Federal Fiscal Update has failed to address the pressing financial concerns…
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Stop making those with the least bear the burden of tough economic times

November 20, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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Trans Equality Now: Canada’s unions call for urgent action

November 20, 2023
Canada’s unions mark Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) by calling on the federal government to…
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2023
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is significant for all Nova Scotians and union members to…
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Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Brief to Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia System Review

November 17, 2023
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Fiscal Update Must Put Workers and Families First

November 15, 2023
Bruske: A balanced approach starts with making profitable corporations pay their fair share so the…
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Canada’s unions welcome anti-scab legislation

November 9, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome Labour Minister, Seamus O’Regan’s introduction of Bill C-58, legislation to…
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NSFL President Danny Cavanagh commends the federal government’s groundbreaking decision to introduce anti-scab legislation

November 9, 2023
Danny Cavanagh, President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, commends the federal government’s groundbreaking…
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Time to apply for 2023/2025 NSFL Committees

November 8, 2023
After the Federation of Labour Convention, it’s time to begin the work delegates voted on…
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Quebec public sector strike: François Legault’s government must table acceptable offers

November 6, 2023
MONTREAL – Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with the 420,000 striking Front commun workers and…
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International Day of Care and Support: Care workers deserve care too

October 29, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the first International Day of Care with a call for greater…
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Bank of Canada holds rates steady but more needs to be done for working people

October 25, 2023
Bruske: Workers are at breaking point amidst affordability crisis OTTAWA–Canada’s unions welcome today’s Bank of…
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Employment Insurance meeting in Digby on October 21

October 23, 2023
Strengthening the Employment Insurance System for workers in our province is essential. The NSFL is…
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Congratulations to the unions and their members on successfully negotiating and ratifying the Health Administrative Professionals’ Collective Agreement

October 23, 2023
This achievement highlights the power of collective bargaining when parties come together and work towards…
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Former Health Ministers join experts, patients and care providers in calling for universal pharmacare

October 21, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress; Doug Roth, Chief Executive Officer of…
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Canada’s unions: Solidarity against government overreach. We must stop these politicians who continuously trample our rights

October 20, 2023
Bruske: Canada’s unions strongly oppose Scott Moe’s use of the notwithstanding clause.  Canada’s unions are…
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Statement from the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour: Honouring Healthcare Support Services Workers during Healthcare Support Services Recognition Week

October 20, 2023
Statement from the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour: Honoring Healthcare Support Services Workers during Healthcare…
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Public Meeting on Employment Insurance and issues for workers at Shelburne Fire Hall on October 21 at 6:30 pm

October 20, 2023
Recent reports have shed light on the mounting challenges workers face in seasonal industries, drawing…
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Statement from Atlantic Federations of Labour on the Election of Mary Shortall as NDP Canada President

October 18, 2023
The Atlantic Federations of Labour are thrilled with Mary Shortall’s election as President of the…
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Statement by the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour on the opening of the Public Service Pension Plan (PSSP)

October 17, 2023
The recent decision to expand the Public Service Pension Plan (PSSP) by allowing new members…
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CLC Supported International Trade Union Confederation Statement on the Middle East

October 13, 2023
The ITUC calls for an immediate ceasefire by all parties and the return of all…
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October is Continuing Care Month in Nova Scotia

October 13, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation supports and champions the remarkable work of Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs)…
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Government, workers and businesses must come together to win the low-carbon economic transition

October 11, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics  Today Canada…
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Canada’s Unions Launch “A Future That Works” Campaign: Good Jobs for a Sustainable Tomorrow

October 10, 2023
Bruske: Workers have the solutions to create good jobs and tackle climate change. OTTAWA—Canada’s unions…
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World Day for Decent Work: Workers’ contributions should be rewarded appropriately

October 7, 2023
Canada’s unions mark World Day for Decent Work by calling on the governments to invest…
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Statement from the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour on World Teachers’ Day

October 5, 2023
Today, on World Teachers’ Day, we honour and appreciate teachers’ invaluable role in shaping our…
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Celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month: A Time to Unite and Appreciate

October 5, 2023
Every October, we commemorate Mi’kmaq History Month to celebrate and reflect upon our region’s first…
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Hate and intolerance not winning propositions

October 4, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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Hate is a Losing Proposition

October 4, 2023
Bruske: Manitobans choose the NDP’s positive change over Conservative intolerance WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea…
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Federal government must do more to fulfill its promises on reconciliation

September 30, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day…
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Canada’s unions release sustainable jobs blueprint

September 29, 2023
OTTAWA––The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has partnered with the Pembina Institute to develop a blueprint…
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NSFL Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 29, 2023
September 30th marks Truth and Reconciliation Day dedicated to reflecting on the painful legacy of…
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New Democrats and leader Wab Kinew offering stronger health care and the positive change Manitobans need

September 27, 2023
WINNIPEG – With the health care crisis getting worse and so many families struggling to…
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Health Administrative Day of Action protests across the province were held today

September 25, 2023
Thousands of health care administrative professionals and union/community supporters joined lunch-hour pickets being held at…
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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gambling with workers’ futures

September 22, 2023
Canada’s unions are voicing strong concerns about Conservative Alberta Premier, Danielle Smith’s playing politics with…
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Danny Cavanagh, President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, Urges Inclusion of Paramedics Union in Legislature Committee Review

September 22, 2023
Danny Cavanagh, the President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, has issued a passionate…
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Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Applauds Landmark Decision by Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in Carleton Case

September 21, 2023
Halifax: The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour expresses its utmost satisfaction with the recent ruling by…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions reaffirm support for 2SLGBTQI+ community

September 20, 2023
I am alarmed by recent policy decisions from the governments of New Brunswick and Saskatchewan…
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Statement on International Equal Pay Day

September 20, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Supports International Equal Pay Day. A day dedicated to…
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Uniting Against Far-Right and Anti-Trans Groups and Inclusion of 2SLGBTQI+ people and children

September 20, 2023
We are witnessing the emergence of far-right and anti-trans groups organizing protests on education policies…
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International Equal Pay Day: Canada’s Unions Call for an Integrated, Long-term Care Workforce strategy

September 18, 2023
Whether it’s health care, child care, long-term care, or community and social services, care sectors…
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On September 30, 2023, we observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 18, 2023
On September 30, 2023, we observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a solemn…
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NS Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with the more than 5,000 administrative professionals

September 18, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with the 5000-plus administrative professionals working…
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Canada’s unions: Negligent employers on notice with 3-year prison sentence

September 14, 2023
In a direct message to employers who fail to ensure the health and safety of…
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As Parliament returns, people feel the pain from high prices, a slowing economy

September 14, 2023
OTTAWA–Squeezed family budgets, a worsening economy and preparing Canada for the global transition to a…
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Statement from the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour on Government Surplus

September 13, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour acknowledges the release of the government’s public accounts for…
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International Housekeeping & Environmental Services Week

September 12, 2023
International Housekeeping & Environmental Services Week is an important week, one that highlights the invaluable…
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The Significance of International Literacy Day to the Trade Union Movement and the Power of Clear Language

September 7, 2023
International Literacy Day, observed on September 8th every year, holds immense importance for the trade…
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Bank of Canada and Governments Must Put Well-Being of Workers and Families First

September 6, 2023
OTTAWA–Canada’s unions welcome today’s Bank of Canada decision not to raise rates further but warned…
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Eight unions still battling anti-worker legislation (Bill 148) imposed by former Premier Stephen McNeil

September 6, 2023
Since Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government proclaimed Bill 148 – the Public Services Sustainability Act, the…
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Canada’s Unions Celebrate Labour Day by Lifting Everyone Up

September 5, 2023
OTTAWA – Members of the labour movement gather today in communities across Canada to mark…
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Poilievre and the Conservatives can’t be trusted to stand up for workers

September 2, 2023
Bruske: Poilievre loud on rhetoric, but silent on his real agenda OTTAWA––With his lengthy anti-worker…
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Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

September 1, 2023
Nominations are now open! Every year on December 3, the International Day of Persons with…
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Brace yourself for the great ‘Stefansmear’ campaign of 2023

September 1, 2023
Stefanson hopes to scare you into voting for broken Conservative promises By Bea Bruske, President…
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Today is the International Day for People of African Descent

August 31, 2023
On the International Day for People of African Descent, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour…
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Premier Houston failed on child care plan

August 18, 2023
The President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, Danny Cavanagh, says it is a…
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Today is Acadian Day

August 15, 2023
Acadian Day, also known as National Acadian Day, is a significant cultural celebration in Nova…
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Workers Eager to Contribute to National Electricity Grid Plan

August 8, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions applaud the federal government’s release of a vision for a net-zero…
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Workers in Seasonal Industries: Action Needed

August 8, 2023
Recent reports have highlighted growing concerns regarding the challenges faced by workers in seasonal industries.…
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Statement from Bea Bruske on Alberta’s decision to halt new sustainable energy projects

August 3, 2023
Bruske: Move to suspend approvals on new wind and solar projects is a setback we…
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Emancipation Day: Canada’s unions demand stronger measures to address systemic racism

August 1, 2023
As we mark Emancipation Day on August 1, it’s important that all people in Canada…
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Emancipation Day – August 1st

July 31, 2023
Emancipation Day, celebrated on August 1st, holds profound significance for Nova Scotians, particularly in recognizing…
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Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President expresses concerns about new CEO Appointment at Worker’s Compensation Board

July 27, 2023
Danny Cavanagh, President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, has expressed reservations about the…
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GOVERNMENTS MUST SEARCH FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S REMAINS

July 19, 2023
INDIGENOUS MMIWG2S PEOPLES ARE NOT WORTHLESS WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske, with the support…
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CLC condemns harassment of Hong Kong trade union activists and leaders

July 14, 2023
The Canadian Labour Congress, representing 3 million Canadian workers, condemns the Hong Kong administration for…
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NSFL president Danny Cavanagh, has urgent concerns surrounding workers’ financial struggles

July 13, 2023
Halifax, Nova Scotia – President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, Danny Cavanagh, is…
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Premiers commit to meeting on health care crisis but the need for urgent action remains

July 12, 2023
WINNIPEG–Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske expressed disappointment that Canada’s premiers didn’t make more progress…
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Another rate hike is bad news for workers and families

July 12, 2023
WINNIPEG–Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske reacted with concern to the Bank of Canada’s decision…
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National, provincial and territorial labour leaders voice strong opposition to back-to-work legislation in ILWU job action against the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCME)

July 11, 2023
In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, labour leaders from across the country reiterated…
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NSFL President Danny Cavanagh speaking up for Nova Scotia workers at premiers’ meeting

July 11, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 11, 2023 Winnipeg — Workers and families are looking to Canada’s premiers…
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Workers to Premiers: Act Now to Fix Health Care, Create Sustainable Jobs and Make Life More Affordable

July 10, 2023
WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske has written to Canada’s premiers outlining workers’ priorities for…
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Statement by Bea Bruske on the Port of Vancouver Strike

July 6, 2023
Bruske: The most durable deal is the one negotiated at the bargaining table OTTAWA –…
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Workers Looking for Premiers to Act on Health Care, Affordability and Sustainable Jobs

July 6, 2023
WINNIPEG—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk about what…
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We congratulate Dr. Lynn Jones

July 6, 2023
We congratulate Dr. Lynn Jones, a native of Truro who now resides in Halifax, on…
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Statement from Canadian and Québec labour unions in solidarity with the family and colleagues of Shahidul Islam

June 30, 2023
The Canadian and Québec Labour movement, joining workers around the globe, condemn the brutal murder…
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Canada’s unions congratulate Leo Gerard on Order of Canada appointment

June 30, 2023
Statement from CLC President Bea Bruske on the appointment of USW International President Emeritus, Leo…
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Labour Federation says new provincial sick note regulations are an improvement, but more needed

June 30, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour commends the implementation of new sick note requirements to…
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Multiculturalism Day is celebrated across Canada on June 27

June 27, 2023
On June 27, Multiculturalism Day is celebrated across Canada, as a time to honour the…
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Unions celebrate new Canada Disability Benefit

June 26, 2023
Canada’s unions are celebrating the passage of Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, after…
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Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples requires ongoing commitment and action

June 21, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking National Indigenous People’s Day by reaffirming our steadfast commitment to advancing…
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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour joins our communities to recognize and celebrate June 21…
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Bruske: How Canada can create sustainable jobs as we shift to a low-carbon future

June 19, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in the Ottawa Citizen…
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Canada’s unions: Domestic workers deserve to be seen, supported and protected

June 16, 2023
As we mark International Domestic Workers’ Day on June 16, Canada’s unions are urging the…
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Canada’s unions alarmed and concerned by the layoff of 1,300 Bell workers

June 15, 2023
Bruske: The timing of these layoffs couldn’t be worse. Now more than ever, we need…
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Canada’s unions: Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration

June 14, 2023
Bruske: Workers, unions, industry, and governments must work together on climate change OTTAWA – Canada’s…
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Davis Day 2023

June 12, 2023
I spoke and participated in the annual Davis Day service in Sydney Mines on Sunday,…
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National Public Service Week 2023

June 12, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is proud to recognize and celebrate National Public Service…
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Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

June 9, 2023
Today, on Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour joins…
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Bea Bruske: Bank of Canada’s rate hike a further blow to working people

June 7, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in response to…
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NS Federation of Labour is concerned over closure of Lassonde Juice Plant in Port Williams, Nova Scotia

June 7, 2023
Truro N.S. – June 7, 2023 – Danny Cavanagh, President of the Nova Scotia Federation…
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June 11 is Davis Day

June 7, 2023
June 11th is an important day in our province. It’s Davis Day, named after William…
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June is Pride Month that honours the 2SLGBTQI+ community, their history, achievements, and ongoing struggle for equality

June 5, 2023
June marks Pride Month, and from the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, we send our…
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Pride 2023: Together always, united in our diversity

June 1, 2023
Canada’s unions are celebrating 2023 Pride season, “Together Always, United in Our Diversity” by standing…
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NSFL urges Premier Houston to enact anti-scab legislation

May 25, 2023
NSFL president Danny Cavanagh wrote Premier Houston this week after the government started using replacement…
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VON Week is May 21 – 27, 2023

May 23, 2023
VON Week is a particular time to recognize the critical work that VON nurses and…
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Paramedic Services Week is May 21 – 27

May 23, 2023
Paramedic Services Week is a special time to honour the hardworking and skilled paramedics who…
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Urgent action needed to end homophobic and
transphobic violence at work

May 17, 2023
Gender-diverse workers in Canada are still facing disproportionately high rates of violence and harassment in…
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May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2023
The observance of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) holds significant importance…
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Fighting for Workers’ Rights: Canada’s Unions Lift Everyone Up

May 12, 2023
Bruske: This is a pivotal moment in our labour movement. We need to organize to…
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NSFL 52nd Convention

May 10, 2023
The 52nd Convention of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour will bring us together again…
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Canada’s unions demand meaningful enforcement of the Westray Law

May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023, marks the 31st anniversary of the Westray disaster that killed 26 miners…
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Their Light Shall Always Shine

May 9, 2023
This morning at the Westray Monument – Hugh Gillis, Secretary Treasurer of The Nova Scotia…
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National Nursing Week is May 8 to 16

May 8, 2023
National Nursing Week is a time to celebrate and appreciate the contributions of nurses in…
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May is Asian Heritage Month

May 8, 2023
Asian Heritage Month is an important time for Nova Scotia workers to recognize and celebrate…
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We remember Westray

May 8, 2023
The Westray Mine disaster occurred in Nova Scotia on May 9, 1992. The tragic incident…
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Canada’s Unions: Lifting Everyone Up

May 5, 2023
Thousands of union activists to gather in Montréal to tackle pressing issues facing workers MONTRÉAL––…
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May Day: Strong Unions Build Worker Power

May 1, 2023
Canada’s unions mark May Day by celebrating worker power and the contributions that workers and…
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Jewish labour activism vital in fight against discrimination in Canada

April 30, 2023
The Jewish community has been a big part of Canadian labour history, and has played…
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Celebrating the contributions of Asian-Canadian workers to Canada’s labour history

April 30, 2023
Asian-Canadian workers have played an integral role in shaping Canadian labour history. But members of…
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April 2023 NSFL President’s Report

April 30, 2023
I hope you’re doing well. Below is my report for April 2023, work and activity…
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Canada’s unions call for enhanced mental health supports during Mental Health Week

April 28, 2023
As National Mental Health Week begins, many workers – especially women, racialized workers, 2SLGBTQI+ workers,…
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Day of Mourning 2023: Workers’ empowerment key to workplace health and safety

April 28, 2023
As unions across Canada mark the National Day of Mourning, the Canadian Labour Congress wants…
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April 28 Day of Mourning will be held at Province House in Halifax at 11 am

April 27, 2023
A ceremony to mark this April 28 Day of Mourning will be held at Province…
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Never again: Canada’s unions mark 10 years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse

April 24, 2023
On April 24, workers in Bangladesh and across the globe will gather to mark the…
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Earth Day 2023: Canada’s unions call on governments to put workers and communities first

April 21, 2023
This year’s Earth Day theme, Invest in Our Planet, is a timely reminder of the…
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65th Birthday celebration, NSGEU

April 20, 2023
On this momentous occasion of the 65th birthday of the NSGEU, the Nova Scotia Federation…
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Never give up the fight, as the Senate passes Bill C-228

April 20, 2023
The protection of pensions is a crucial issue for workers, especially as they plan for…
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Ron Beck’s story – Day of Mourning

April 20, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL) collaborates with the province and other organizations to…
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Canada’s unions reinforce strong opposition to any attempt to force federal public service workers back to work

April 19, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions reiterate their strong opposition to any attempt by the federal government…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Senators vote to put workers and pensioners before big banks and wealthy CEOs

April 19, 2023
Bruske: Passage of pension protection Bill C-228 is a win for workers and plan members…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with federal public service workers’ right to strike

April 19, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
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Nova Scotia Remembers

April 18, 2023
Three years after the devastating events of April 18 and 19, 2020, the impacts of…
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The NSFL stands in solidarity with the Public Service Alliance of Canada

April 17, 2023
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour stands firmly in solidarity with the Public Service Alliance…
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Open letter supporting CUPE School Board Workers – by NSFL President, Danny Cavanagh

April 17, 2023
School support workers are: The unsung heroes. Often working behind the scenes. Working tirelessly to…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with federal public service workers

April 15, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
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Day of Mourning – April 28

April 14, 2023
The National Day of Mourning holds a special significance for the Nova Scotia Federation of…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: To uphold refugee rights, Canada must suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement

April 4, 2023
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement today:  “On Refugee…
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Budget 2023: Progress for workers but only scratches the surface of pressing crises

March 28, 2023
Bruske: Workers will benefit from good, sustainable jobs but budget falls short on affordability and…
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NSFL President Danny Cavanagh presents to Law Amendments on Bill 256

March 28, 2023
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh made a presentation to Law Amendments on…
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CLC President Bea Bruske available to react to budget

March 27, 2023
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will be available to…
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Nova Scotia Federation of Labour calls on the provincial government to invest in workers and their families in the 2023/24 Budget

March 23, 2023
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour calls on the provincial government to invest in workers and…
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Stop Violence in the Workplace

March 23, 2023
In light of recent workplace violence, reports, whether in education, on transit buses, in health…
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Like Biden, Trudeau should put good union jobs on the agenda

March 22, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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World Water Day, March 22

March 22, 2023
World Water Day is important for people worldwide, particularly those living in Canada and Nova…
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Let’s hear your suggestions for a theme for our 2023 convention!

March 17, 2023
Friends – this year we host our 52nd convention from October 15 – 18, 2023…
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Twenty-Four Workplace Fatalities is not acceptable

March 17, 2023
Twenty-four Nova Scotians workers died at or because of their work in 2022.  Nine workers…
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March is Social Work Month

March 2, 2023
Social Work Month is a time to recognize and celebrate social workers’ vital daily work…
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February 2023 NSFL President’s Report

March 1, 2023
I hope you’re doing well. Below is my report for Feb 2023, work and activity…
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Join the campaign for worker pension protection!

February 28, 2023
Our unions have been fighting for worker pension protection for a long time. Now Bill…
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Topshee Memorial Webinar Series: African Heritage Month

February 25, 2023
As we celebrated African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia, we welcomed three panelists to honour…
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