Unions in this country have far too much power, which they excercise in secret. Bill C377 is a first step to try and get some transparency for these leftist cabals.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government will try Wednesday to push through legislation requiring unions to throw open their books to tax authorities for public disclosure on the Canada Revenue Agency website.
The bill comes up for a vote a day after the Michigan legislature drew international attention by passing two laws weakening organized labour’s power in a U.S. state once seen as the bulwark of the labour movement.
NDP labour critic Alexandre Boulerice said the legislation before the Commons is an assault on the rights of workers similar to what’s being seen in the United States.
“What we see is an attack against the unions, but this is an attack against the middle class and we don’t want to see that in Canada,” Boulerice told reporters.
Bill C-377, which has been heatedly disputed by opposition parties and organized labour, is a private member’s bill put forward by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert. While few pieces of legislation proposed by parliamentary backbenchers become law, Harper is expected to use the Conservative majority in the Commons to win final approval of the B.C. MP’s bill