Bill C-377

  • Wednesday, Jun 19 2013
  • Wednesday, Dec 12 2012
    Bill C-377 a.k.a. The Expensive, Unfair to Unions Bill The Conservative government has a disturbing habit of introducing significant changes to Canadian public policy by sleight of hand. One way is by using 400-page omnibus budget bills to make legislative changes that usually have nothing to do with the budget. The recent massive alterations to Canada's Navigable Waters Act is one example. Another shady way of dealing is for the Prime Minister's Office to have Conservative MPs introduce private members'...
  • Wednesday, Dec 12 2012
    The CFNU statement on the passage of the politically-motivated anti-union bill C-377 The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is outraged that 147 MPs voted in favour of legislation which serves no public purpose and will cost the government millions of dollars to implement. Bill C-377 was passed today, and will increase the administrative costs of unions and the government. Estimates of the cost to government are up to $100 million over three years. "The money that the government will be...
  • Friday, Nov 2 2012
    Posted: 11/01/2012 12:54 pm This month, a private members bill C-377, "An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act" (requirements for labour organizations), is scheduled for third reading in Parliament, one of the last steps before becoming law. The bill , introduced by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert , singles out unions and their trusts (including pension and benefits plans) to file public, keyword-searchable statements on all transactions over $5,000, including salaries of all employees and pension and disability payouts matched...
  • Monday, Oct 22 2012
    UNA President urges federal politicians to oppose passage of Bill C-377 October 16, 2012 James Rajotte, MP Chair, Standing Committee on Finance Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Mr. Rajotte: Re: Bill C-377, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Requirements for Labour Organizations) The United Nurses of Alberta, which represents approximately 25,000 Alberta Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, student nurses and allied health care workers, is deeply concerned by the apparent...
  • Friday, Oct 19 2012
    (Click here to read Bill C-377: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations) : Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance ) Alexandre Boulerice: Targeting unions is hurting the financial markets Alexandre Boulerice, Special to National Post | Oct 16, 2012 12:01 AM ET Canada’s economy is in a fragile state. Just last week, the IMF lowered its forecast for global growth due to ongoing instabilities in the United States and the...
  • Tuesday, Oct 16 2012
    (click here to read Bill C-377: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations) : Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance ) Union debate: More open than you Unions are more ­transparent than the firms attacking them The recent commentary by Terrance Oakey of Merit Canada criticizing the transparency of labour unions and the proposed new union being built by the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers...
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