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At the end of June, Conservative senators took what Senate Speaker Leo Housakos told the CBC were "draconian steps" to hustle through Bill C-377 just before Parliament's summer break.
The Union Transparency bill forces unions to provide the public with detailed spending accounts. This places an unnecessary administrative burden on labour organizations, a burden other organizations do not bear, and constitutes an invasion of privacy for unions and their employees. Seven provinces have declared their opposition.
C-377 is just the latest anti-union position the right wing has taken.