Labour movement

Bill C-377: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act - requirements for labour organizations

Bill C-377: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act - requirements for labour organizations

UPDATE: 19 January 2017 - Liberal government’s election platform had included restoring fair and balanced labour laws that recognize the important role of labour unions in society. However conservative commentators continue to be critical and maintain their support for changes made in Bill C-377.

Steelworkers Humanity Fund

Steelworkers Humanity Fund  logo

In 2012, the Canada Revenue Canada (CRA) began a “blitz” of reviews of the registered status of charities that are critical of the federal government and promote policy ideas that differ from the government's agenda.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

After negotiations to renew their collective bargaining agreement failed, CUPW members began a series of rotating strikes. Twelve days after the strike began, Canada Post locked its workers out. Five days after the lockout, the federal government introduced ad hoc legislation that forced CUPW workers to return to work.

Unions advocating equal pay

Unions advocating equal pay

In 2009 the budget bill C-10 was passed in the House of Commons. The Conservatives, with the support of the Liberals, accepted it in its entirety.