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2016 City Operating Budget at City Hall Budget consultations

The City’s Budget Committee conducted three days of public consultations (January 12-14, 2016) about the proposed 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets that affect all workers who work for the City of Toronto. The details in the 2016 budget show how staffing levels, gapping rates and vacancies have had a major ...

Toronto needs to act now on to foster reconciliation

On December 15, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report into the legacy of Residential Schools in Canada, along with 94 Calls to Action. The TRC spent six years speaking to survivors, gathering documents and meeting with communities. On December 18, the City’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee heard a ...

Intimate Partner Violence against Women Report

Read Local 79 President Tim Maguire’s deputation on the Board of Health's report and recommendations on Intimate Partner Violence against Women, dedicated to the memory of Zahra Abdille and her sons, who were killed on November 29, 2014.  Zahra was a public health nurse and a member of CUPE Local ...

Toronto Public Health 2016 Operating Budget Request

Public health programs are essential for the well-being of everyone and the need is ever-growing.  In this deputation to the Board of Health, Local 79 President Tim Maguire says he wants a solid commitment from the City not to cut-back on any of the services that are needed.  Public health ...

City can address economic health of our City by responding to the issues of income inequality and precarious employment

The City’s Economic Dashboard provides a summary of the most recent data available on key economic indicators benchmarking the city's economic performance. As municipalities such as Toronto explore their role within the global economic context, inequity and employment need to be top-of-mind when making budget, staffing and service decisions. Dear Councillor ...