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To My American Friends: How Canada’s High Court Dealt with a Janus-Like Union Dues Challenge

To My American Friends: How Canada’s High Court Dealt with a Janus-Like Union Dues Challenge

A potentially explosive antiunion decision from the highly politicized and polarized US Supreme Court may be coming down the pipes. The Court agreed to hear an appeal in a case called Janus…

Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

There’s a well-known adage in labour law circles that politically driven, ideological legal reforms that sway too far from the established centre, too far in favour or against collective bargaining,…

PM Trudeau’s Mandate Letter to Minister of Labour Promises to Repeal Antiunion Law

PM Trudeau’s Mandate Letter to Minister of Labour Promises to Repeal Antiunion Law

December 8, 2016 Labour law history teaches us that partisan or ideologically driven laws that shift the balance of power too far in favour of employers or unions rarely survive…

Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?

Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?

August 25, 2015 Is life about to get a whole lot more complicated for the Kiwanis Club and the Royal Canadian Legion?   These “clubs” are the latest micro-group to be…

Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charities

Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charities

It’s easy enough to demonstrate that Bill C-377 is a ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money designed simply to punish, disadvantage, and hopefully silence unions, a political thorn in the…

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.…

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