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A message from President Jason MacLean regarding the passage of Bill C-16

The NSGEU stands behind the passage of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The Act adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Act also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda to any member […]

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Human Rights = Labour Rights

Celebrate December 10th – International Human Rights Day Most of us don’t give much thought to the basic rights and freedoms that we, as Canadians, enjoy every day. We are extremely fortunate to live in a society that values and protects the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly, and the ability to […]

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Visit the Multicultural Festival – June 15 – June 22 – Events in Dartmouth and Halifax

The NSGEU is a proud supporter of diversity and human rights. In this spirit we encourage all members to attend the multicultural festival being held in Halifax and Dartmouth from June 15 – June 22. This year the Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival marks the 30th anniversary with seven days of festival events celebrating cultural diversity. The mission […]

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NSGEU celebrates Pride!

In 1987, Halifax’s Pride march was a very different event than it is today. We have certainly come a long way! During that inaugural event, about 75 members of our city’s gay and lesbian community marched through the North End. At that time, this community had no legal protection from discrimination, and were often subject […]

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Human Rights = Labour Rights

Most of us don’t give much thought to the basic rights and freedoms that we, as Canadians, enjoy every day. We are extremely fortunate to live in a society that values and protects the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly, and the ability to take part in the political process. Today, which […]

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