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Who Really Represents Workers?

Terrance Oakey | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Terrance Oakey

"Pick your battles" is a familiar refrain for anyone involved in politics, advocacy or any endeavour wherein opposing points of view will be competing for public attention. Most organizations will review issues and determine which are critical and which are not, and then fight for the most precious while conceding that others are perhaps not as important.

Tory Senators Help Alter Bill Backed By Harper Government

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The already testy relationship between Conservative MPs and the Senate hit more rocks Wednesday, as a group of Tory senators helped to gut a ...

Tory Senators Divided Over Union Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservatives are staring down the possibility of heading into their party convention next week without a piece of legislation they'd hoped t...

Will a Retired Supreme Court Justice Do?

Terrance Oakey | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Terrance Oakey

On May 31 Canadian Labour Congress president Ken Georgetti issued a press release suggesting supporters of union financial disclosure legislation currently before the Senate "cannot find a single constitutional expert who will agree that Bill C-377 is constitutional." We've received a legal opinion that says otherwise.

The Ugly Truth About Bill C-377

Phil Flemming | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Phil Flemming

Canadians should be made aware that Bill C-377 is a competition issue, not a national public policy issue. Canadian tax payers will be footing the bill for the design, start-up, maintenance, and monitoring costs that the CRA will incur for the increased union reporting.

What Union Leaders Aren't Telling You About Bill C-377

Terrance Oakey | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Terrance Oakey

When the Senate returns this week, one of the major items on its agenda will be Private Member's Bill C-377, which would impose new financial reporting requirements on organized labour. With that in mind, here are five key aspects of the legislation to consider as the Senate debates the Bill and union leaders engage in a renewed propaganda campaign.

Controversial 'Anti-Union' Bill Passes House

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - With his private-member's bill on union finances now before the Senate, Conservative MP Russ Hiebert says he's confident it can withstand a c...

Tory MP Slams Own Party's Anti-Union Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A Conservative backbencher's bill set to pass the House of Commons on Wednesday will force unions to publicly disclose how they spend the due...

Althia Raj

Is Tory War On Unions A 'Smokescreen'

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Politics

The war drums of a Tory-led campaign against Big Labour beat louder each day, with calls to make union dues optional and financial disclosure mandator...