Canada’s unions mark Labour Day with a call for universal pharmacare


I’m writing to remind you to pick up a copy of our special Labour Day feature appearing in today’s edition of the free Metro newspaper distributed to nearly 2.4 million readers in more than 100 communities across Canada. The feature highlights the launch of our campaign for a universal prescription drug plan for all Canadians, the $15 minimum wage wins in Alberta and Ontario, key victories we’ve won over the last year, what we want in a new NAFTA and the progress we’ve made on childcare. The FTQ has featured its own editorial content and campaigns in the Montréal edition. The different editions include advertising by ten affiliates and interviews with many union leaders and members.

You can see the English and Montréal editions here: 

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Montréal edition:

 I’m also very excited to say we launched our Pharmacare campaign website last night at, and have been promoting both the Metro Labour Day feature and our campaign web page on social media.

Please be sure to watch for that and to share widely.

I wish you all an inspiring and happy Labour Day.

In Solidarity,

 Hassan Yussuff