Nora Loreto

May 29, 2013
The 2013 CALM Awards were distributed in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, May 24 at the annual CALM Conference. This year, an increase in the quality and the quanity of the awards made our judges struggle to identify winners, naming several honourable mentions in many categories. This year's winners...
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Apr 26, 2017
Depuis cinq ans, presque tous les trimestres, les médias nationaux nous présentent une variation sur un même thème : les cinq grandes banques du Canada ont connu une autre période de bénéfices sans précédent. Presque chaque fois, les reportages contiennent les mêmes éléments : des initiés prédisant...
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Apr 18, 2017
Recently, to fulfill their promise of ensuring that every family in Quebec will have a family doctor, Quebec Liberal Minister of Health Dr. Gaétan Barrette unveiled an online appointment booking tool. It is supposed to ensure that whenever you need a doctor, you’ll see one. To pay for this, many...
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Mar 29, 2017
Just about every quarter over the past five years, a variation on a theme appears in the national news: Canada’s big five banks posted another period of record profit. And just about every time, the story follows the same frame: industry insiders warning that the good times won’t last very long, a...
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Mar 29, 2017
Kevin O’Leary, the Boston-based former CBC personality said that if he were ever elected, he would make unions illegal. He is one of 14 people running to lead the Conservative Party of Canada. This was presumably before he had a plan to enter politics. He has since told the Toronto Star that he...
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Mar 23, 2017
CALM Editor Nora Loreto searched for media releases from all CALM members who are national unions, and whose media releases were available. She pulled the most prominent or substantive comment from each release, and tried to capture the most important argument the union published. To add your union...
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Mar 3, 2017
We so often focus on union communications as being written: through newsletters, emails or social media feeds, official and unofficial union communications news usually comes via text. But speaking to one another is the most important form of communications that we use. Union members need to be...
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Feb 10, 2017
Stephen Harper didn’t hide what he thought of working people. His government waged attacks against collective bargaining. They tried to force unions to develop overly bureaucratic measures to make their finances public to non-members. They resisted and dismantled social programs that help people,...
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Jan 23, 2017
The Conservative party will elect its next leader on May 27, 2017. From now until then, Canadians will hear only the most outrageous aspects of the campaign, thanks to our insatiable thirst for Kellie Leitch [cue eyeroll]. Depending on who you ask, there are various ways to rank the candidates....
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Jan 18, 2017
The economy, the French language and terrorism were the winners of last night's Conservative Party debate. Winners in that they got the most attention. The losers though, well, that would be anyone who tuned in hoping to hear something new from the Conservative Party status quo. The Conservative...
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