March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 is observed as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The United Nations chose March 21 as a day of commemoration because on March 21, 1960, in Sharpville, South Africa, 69 peaceful demonstrators were killed while protesting apartheid.  https://humanrights.ca/story/sharpeville-massacre Canada was amongst the first nations to support the UN’s initiative by …

Tips for the Chairperson

One way to ensure orderly procedure of business at a meeting is to have an agenda prepared beforehand. It is customary for the Local By-Laws to contain an order of business for meetings of the Local, and the agenda for a particular meeting to be based on the Order of Business and the items of …

Taxability of Phoenix damages

Victory for members across the country! In a victory for PSAC members impacted by the Phoenix pay fiasco, PSAC has secured an agreement with the Canada Revenue Agency to treat up to $1,500 of the Phoenix general damages compensation members received in 2021 as non-taxable.   All members who have not already filed a notice of objection …