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Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada’s largest union, is providing its 570,000 members with daily web coverage of the 2008 federal election.

Cupe.ca analyzes important election issues with a progressive lens. Visitors can expect a fresh take on key areas such as health care, the environment, the economy, privatization and child care. Organizations who want to learn more about key issues affecting the public sector labour force can also download comprehensive issue sheets.

Featured election articles include:

Private clinics, public problems
Why private clinics undermine health care

Harper soft on white collar crime
Harper has no problem jailing teens for life. Why can’t he go after corporate fraudsters?

EU trade talks: no secrecy
Stephen Harper needs to let Canadians in on his Canada-EU trade plans - and make it an election issue

Harper’s economic record
Harper is not the slick economic manager he’d like us to think he is

Building Canada” or tearing it down?
Local infrastructure is falling apart. But are P3s the best solution?

The real cost of contracting out
How contracting-out hospital workers can lead to hospital infections - one of the most significant infectious disease challenges in Canada.

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For information - Allison Gifford, CUPE Communications – 613-484-2571