Bill C-377 is a federal private members' bill that will slap extraordinary financial accounting requirements and other burdens on Canadian labour unions.
Take action and send a message to stop Bill C-377 to senators who are debating the bill this week.
Members of the Senate now have a chance to change the conversation from expense accounts, to careful policy debate. Let's see if they can do the right thing and send this bill packing.
Bill C-377 is a solution in search of a problem. This bill has little to do with transparency, as the government claims.
As retirees, during our working lives, we fought hard and long with our unions for the wages and benefits workers enjoy today, a fair share of the richness of Canada.
The Harperites have directed their attacks against unions, portraying them as undemocratic organizations run by "union bosses" who ignore the interests of ordinary workers.
Unions are really the only organized line of defence against the broad right-wing assault on a wide range of social programs and government regulations important to most Canadians.
Right-to-work legislation prevents union membership from being a condition of employment.
I had a good old-fashioned knock-em-down drag-em-out debate with Ian Lee from Carleton University on CBC's Power and Politics about Bill C-377.
Lori Theresa Waller
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