September 1st, 2014

Statement by the Official Opposition on Labour Day

Official Opposition Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement regarding Labour Day:

“On this Labour Day 2014, New Democrats would like to highlight the vital role that Canadian workers have played in our economic development and potential for innovation.

“The NDP would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the women and men who fought for the labour rights which we all benefit from today, but which unfortunately continue to come under attack.

“We acknowledge the solid foundation laid by unions, which guaranteed a safe workplace, the right to negotiate, employment equity, and the hope of a comfortable retirement for today’s workers.

“The NDP continues to make every effort to protect these rights and would like to wish everyone a happy Labour Day.”

Click here to hear the statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair: