Economy Unions

Repeal Bills C-377 (requirements for labour organizations) and C-525 (Employees’ Voting Rights Act).

Liberal Platform Page 16 October 5, 2015
Jun 2017

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act

Parliament of Canada June 19, 2017

On June 19, 2017, Royal Assent was given to Bill C-4, which repeals changes made in 2014 and 2015 by Bills C-377 and C-525.

Oct 2016

MPs vote to repeal anti-worker legislation

Public Service Alliance of Canada October 21, 2016

The House of Commons has voted to pass Bill C-4, which will repeal two laws passed by the previous Conservative government. Members of Parliament voted 204 to 79 in favour.

This Bill C-4 will remove the roadblocks to unionization contained in the former Bill C-525 and the excessive reporting requirements designed only for unions in the former Bill C-377. Before the bill was introduced, the Liberal government announced late last year that it was waiving the reporting requirements for 2016.

The bill will now be referred to the Senate. Before it can become law, the Senate will debate the bill, refer it to a committee for review, debate the committee report and any proposed amendments and then have a final vote.

Dec 2015

Liberals put halt to controversial finance disclosure rules for unions

CBC News December 21, 2015

The federal government has taken its first step towards repealing a controversial law that would have required unions to disclose finite details of their spending.

The government says it is waiving requirements for unions to track every dollar of spending so it could one day be publicly disclosed by the Canada Revenue Agency.