The following statement from MP Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP's Labour critic, says very well, why Bill C-377 is such a bad bill, both in its construction and intent. There is no other way to look at, other than an attack on labour. Alexandre's fought very hard in the Committee to stop the Bill. The Conservative majority gave it a green light. Rest assured we will closely monitor this Bill (it has yet to pass through the Senate). We will also be vigilant to work and organise against other similar initiatives.
STATEMENT BY NDP LABOUR CRITIC, ALEXANDRE BOULERICE, ON ADOPTION OF BILL C-377
New Democrats oppose the government’s concealed attempt to restrict the rights of unions and change the rules governing labour relations, under the guise of increased transparency.
Last night, the Conservative government supported Bill C-377 from a backbencher MP, whose hidden objective is to weaken the labour movement.
According to the NDP, as well as the privacy commissioner of Canada, this bill goes too far. The NDP says it goes against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and will be defeated by the courts because it violates freedom of association and the private lives of those who work for a union.