ASPA Advocate

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2017 Retirees Lunch

The 2017 ASPA Retirees lunch was held on September 28th. Celebrating this year were: Grace Milashenko, Lori Nizinkevich, Bohdan Pylypec, Diane Nordick, Rosalie Sulik, Carol Lockhart, Jeanette McKee. Also in the photo Peter Krebs (ASPA President)

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Phone searches at the Border

Canada’s privacy commissioner ‘very concerned’ about US border phone searches CBC.ca Canada’s privacy czar says Canadians should be “very concerned” about their cellphones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by … Read More

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Pancake Breakfast

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Ontario’s $15 minimum wage

HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE $15 By Nick Day The backlash from employers and their lobbies over Ontario’s $15 minimum wage announcement has been loud but monotone. Their refrain: small businesses simply can’t afford to pay $15/hour….

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Canada’s unions celebrate repeal of controversial anti – union legislation

Canadian Labour Congress June 14 2017 Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525. “Our affiliates and labour activists across the country have organized and campaigned…

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Closure of International Centre for Northern Governance and Development

May 24, 2017 Canada Press University of Saskatchewan says provincial funding cut means closure of research centre The University of Saskatchewan says it has to close a research centre because funding was cut in the provincial budget. Read More

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President’s Message

My name is Peter Krebs and it is my pleasure to announce the recent decision made by the ASPA Executive members to appoint a new president/vice-president complement for the year 2017-2018. I have accepted the position of ASPA President for…

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The Origins of April 28th as The Day of Mourning

At the 1984 Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress a resolution was adopted declaring April 28th as a “National Day of Mourning” to honour those workers in Canada who have been killed, injured or disabled on the job, or who…

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How Weakened Privacy Laws In America Affect Canadians

How Weakened Privacy Laws In America Affect Canadians | Matthew Held Huffington Post Canada Internet users want convenience and privacy. However, more convenience means less privacy and vice versa. In a 2010 Wall Street Journal article, …  Read more

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ASPA Service Awards Recipients – AGM APRIL 25, 2017

2016 was the inaugural year for the ASPA Service Awards, and the initiative continues for 2017. We would like to thank you, and recognize you for your years of service to the University of Saskatchewan as an ASPA member.

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