BILL C-4

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Are the Harper Conservatives Joking When They Claim to be Women's Saviours?

In case you missed it, the Harper Conservatives claim that they have "done more for women and girls across Canada than any other government." The actual evidence simply does not support such a wild claim. Instead of addressing pay equity, the lack of which means about $126 billion in lost income potential of women in Canada, former Heritage Minister Bev Oda was more interested in freeing up $700,000 from unnecessary rent and utility bills after a $5 million funding cut to Status of Women. One out of three women in Canada suffers violence.
CP

2014: The Year Unions Go To War?

As 18 unions and labour organizations representing federal government workers line up to sue the Harper government over changes to public service labour laws, a think tank is warning that 2014 could b...

Turning Back the Clock 50 Years: Bill C-4 and federal workers

Stuffed into the 309-page Conservative budget implementation act, Bill C-4, that was tabled last month, are a slew of drastic changes to the federal labour relations system, which will affect the health and safety provisions, human rights protections, and collective bargaining rights of federal workers. As its number suggests, Bill C-4 is truly explosive.
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Unions: Tories Have 'Declared War'

In a sign they have all but given up on talks with the Treasury Board over labour reforms proposed in the federal government's budget bill, union leaders say they are taking matters into their ow...

Canada's Misguided Crackdown on Human Smuggling

The Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act (Bill C-4) does anything but what its title suggests. It is not about preventing human smuggling; it is about callously punishing those who may or may not have been smuggled in an attempt to gain a better life.