The news about the passing of Gordie Larkin, after a two month battle with COVID-19, has hit our Labour Community especially hard. For many of us Gordie was an institution: at every labour convention, Said by Joshua Berson “always with that goofy smile, a volunteer request or hustling for a donation. Unfairly teased as “three chord Gord”, the brother was…

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Taxes & working from home due to COVID-19

CRA News Release | Home Office Expenses for Employees The Canada Revenue Agency has simplified the rules to help make Canadians working from home eligible for a tax deduction.  Under the new rules, employees having worked from home more than 50% of the time over a period of a least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to COVID-19 are eligible…

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Great job to the PSAC Vancouver Island Regional Women’s Committee

Thank you to the PSAC Vancouver Island Regional Women’s Committee As part of the End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial which took place on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the PSAC Vancouver Island Regional Women’s Committee gathered financial donations from members, Locals and Branches and the community towards local women’s organizations. In total…

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Sharing Your Pronouns

What It Means And Why You Should Consider It Article from Chatelaine. With more people sharing their pronouns online, here’s how a small action can make a big impact in someone else’s life. Natalie Michie Updated December 8, 2020 In recent years we’ve seen growing acceptance for people outside the gender binary. In 2017, the federal government passed Bill C-16,…

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