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Today, we embrace love’s diversity in celebrating LGBTQI2S+ people, families, and communities. We recognize their resilience in the face of murderous acts of violence perpetrated by Bruce McArthur. We reaffirm our solidarity in their struggle against the oppression of the Ford PC government and wider societal homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. In Nazi Germany, thousands of LGBTQI2S+ people were sent to concentration camps where they were identified by a pink triangle. To commemorate those victims and as a reminder that they are still targets for oppression, members of the LGBTQI2S+ community reclaimed

TORONTO, ON – The Ford government’s reckless changes to the way it supports children with autism put desperately needed services at risk and make it clear to their families that they’re on their own, say representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and CUPE Ontario. They are joined in this assessment by the Ontario Autism Coalition, which has shared its concerns with the union. “The government hasn’t listened to frontline workers and it hasn’t listened to parents of children with autism,” said Laura Walton, an educational assistant (EA) and president of

The entire CUPE family is sending out its thoughts and sympathies for the victims of Friday’s tragic bus crash in Ottawa which took the lives of three people and injured dozens more. In particular, we are thinking of Bruce Thomlinson, Judy Booth, and Anja Van Beek, the three public service workers who were killed in the collision, as well as their families and loved ones. We want to express our gratitude to all those who bravely responded to this tragic event as it unfolded, including paramedics in CUPE Local 503, transit