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More union corruption

Postby rameses » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:31 am

It seems that problem of unions being influenced by organized crime is still alive and well in Quebec.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story ... hells.html



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Postby NC » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:28 am

In Quebec, if you are in construction you *must* belong to a union. You cannot work construction in Quebec non-union.

This is the place where the decision Advance Cutting and Coring found that the right to NOT associate (as guaranteed by section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) did not apply because in Quebec the level of violence was so high in the construction industry that the Unions were needed to control it.
In Advance [this decision] the Supreme Court of Canada decided (8-1) that there is a negative right to not associate under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 2 d) - Right to Freedom of Association. The Court also decided (5-4) that the Quebec legislation violated the right to not associate. However, the Court ultimately decided (5-4), under Section 1 of the Charter, that the Quebec legislation was a justifiable denial of that right in a free and democratic society given the history of labour relations in Quebec’s construction industry.
So, the Hell Angels rigging elections in Quebec just shows that Justice Iacobucci, the swing vote, made the wrong choice. Construction workers in Quebec, and workers anywhere in Canada should be protected by section 2(d) of the Charter and have as much right NOT to belong to a union as the union has to force them into unionization.

I hope we can find an English version of that broadcast.


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Postby NC » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:34 pm

Oh, and there's more too...
A former official with Quebec's biggest federation of labour unions ran up massive expense bills for food and drink, the CBC has learned.

Jocelyn Dupuis — director of FTQ-Construction, an arm of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec, for 11 years — claimed $125,000 in expenses over a period of six months, according to expense reports and receipts recently obtained by CBC/ Radio Canada.

On average, the receipts show he claimed more than $4,500 a week for meals in restaurants.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story ... enses.html


I would like to hear what Ken Pereira would have to say to Justice Iacobucci.
Ken Pereira, [reported the abuse] president of the industrial equipment workers' union that is affiliated with the FTQ, said he is now under police protection.


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Postby green1 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:17 pm

so to work construction in quebec, not only must you be unionized, you must be with THAT union, which is in bed with the Hells Angels, the most notorious organized crime group in existance...

yes, this seems perfectly justified...



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Postby NC » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:30 pm

That would be your "union perspective" chip functioning... that or sarcasm.


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Postby green1 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:37 pm

so... how does this affect people's right... no... responsibility, not to be part of a criminal organization, when the relationship is government mandated?



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Postby NC » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:12 pm

You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe... You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes... Remember -- all I am offering is the truth, nothing more.


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