NUPGE joins Voices-Voix, a new coalition fighting to preserve democratic institutions in Canada

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By NUPGE Communications, 24 June 2010

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has joined a new national coalition against a mounting threat to the quality and health of Canada's democratic system.

The group, called Voices-Voix, has just released a declaration entitled 'Raise Your Voices' that is being signed by labour groups, including NUPGE, as well as human rights, women’s, environment, student, faith-based and development organizations.

The declaration calls on the Harper government in Ottawa to respect the right to freedom of opinion and expression, to act in accordance with Canada’s democratic traditions and values and to be more transparent.

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