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What Would Bill C-377 Look Like if it ACTUALLY Treated Unions Like Other Organizations that Receive Public Funding?

What Would Bill C-377 Look Like if it ACTUALLY Treated Unions Like Other Organizations that Receive Public Funding?

Here’s a fun exercise for law students.  Revise a Bill to make it better align with what the Bill’s supporters claim is the purpose of the law.  We can use…

Duffy Saga Discloses Conservative Double-Standard on Mandatory Transparency

Duffy Saga Discloses Conservative Double-Standard on Mandatory Transparency

The web of lies and deceit by Prime Minister Harper’s inner circle continues to creep out in Senate-gate.  Yesterday, we learned, many months after the fact, that the Conservative Party…

Summer Break Time. Here’s the Most Read Posts from Last Year.

Summer Break Time. Here’s the Most Read Posts from Last Year.

It’s mid July, and time for my annual summer holiday from this blog.  I will be back in the fall with a new group of students having now completed my…

Senate Votes to Delay Anti-Union Private Member Bill C-377

Senate Votes to Delay Anti-Union Private Member Bill C-377

An uprising of sorts by Tory and Liberal Senators today has delayed the passage of a ridiculous private member’s bill (Bill C-377) designed to bury unions in bureacratic red tape. I have…

Another Senator Lambasts Tories’ Wasteful, Partisan Attacks on Unions

Another Senator Lambasts Tories’ Wasteful, Partisan Attacks on Unions

The Conservative’s latest attack on its nemesis, the labour movement, has awoken the Senate, which is playing its role of providing ‘sober second thought’ with gusto in opposition to Bill C-377.…

My Exchange with Senator Eaton on Bill C-377 (Union Transparency Bill): Part Two

My Exchange with Senator Eaton on Bill C-377 (Union Transparency Bill): Part Two

  Last week, I posted an exchange I had with Senator Eaton relating to Bill C-377.  This is the  private members’s Bill being pushed through the Parliamentary system by the…

My Exchange With Senator Eaton On Bill C-377 (The Union Transparency Tax Bill)

My Exchange With Senator Eaton On Bill C-377 (The Union Transparency Tax Bill)

This week, I received the following note from Conservative Senator, Nicole Eaton relating to Bill C-377, a private members’ bill being pushed by the Conservatives which would force unions to compile and…

Senior Tory Senator Lambasts Conservatives for Politically Motivated Attacks on Unions

Senior Tory Senator Lambasts Conservatives for Politically Motivated Attacks on Unions

In his stirring and memorable speech in the Senate yesterday, Senior Conservative Senator Hugh Segal didn’t say anything that hasn’t already be said by newspaper columnists, academics, unions, the Canadian…

Happy Holidays: Top 10 Blog Posts from a Hectic 2012

Happy Holidays: Top 10 Blog Posts from a Hectic 2012

Another year down, and it was quite a year of developments in employment and human rights law, and the Conservative/Liberal party attacks on collective bargaining rights must have made for…

Bill C-377: The Conservatives’ Private Members Bill on Union Transparency

Bill C-377:  The Conservatives’ Private Members Bill on Union Transparency

There’s a Private Members Bill working its way through the legislative machinery in Ottawa filed by a Tory MP that would require unions to prepare and file dozens of forms…

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