Canadian Labour Congress 50th Anniversary

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): – Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Labour Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. As the national and democratic voice of the labour movement, representing over 3 million workers, the CLC has much to celebrate. They have a proud record.

Over the last 50 years, the CLC has played a pivotal role in bringing in essential benefits for Canadian workers, which are now an important part of our Canadian work culture. The Canada Pension Plan, student loans, universal public Medicare and laws promoting health and safety, were all brought in through the work of the CLC.

In recognition of these incredible accomplishments and in celebration of the CLC’s 50th anniversary, Canada Post has issued a commemorative stamp.

We in the NDP stand in solidarity and congratulate the CLC, and commend its dedicated members for the immeasurable work it has done, and continues to do for the rights and equality of all working Canadians.