Hey, it's all about the economy, right? Well, maybe not so much.
Earlier this week Conservative Labour Minister Lisa Raitt introduced bill C-39 - back to work legislation targeting striking Canadian Pacific Railroad engineers and conductors (TCRC).
It's the sixth time in five years that the federal government has issued back to work legislation that effectively defeats the bargaining position of unionized employees. In this particular instance, the Teamsters' union is being told that they can't strike because not moving freight in and out of the country is negatively impacting Canada's economic recovery.
Keeping corporate profits going: An essential service?