|Join National Day of Action Events on June 29th
CUPE Ontario and its Aboriginal Council are asking all locals to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal Peoples on June 29th for the National Day of Action. Events are currently being organized and will continue to be posted at www.cupe.on.ca so we encourage you to check the site over the next week and plan to attend events in your area. The following article by Sid Ryan has been published in the Toronto Sun and Ottawa Sun as a lead-up to the June 29th event.
Land claims must be settled
I was all set to propose, in this column, that Prime Minister Stephen Harper take a good look at the independent arbitration system used in labour negotiations as a model for dealing with outstanding land claims by First Nations in Canada.