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Bill C-377 - Force unions to open their books

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Re: Bill C-377 - Force unions to open their books

Postby green1 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:58 pm

JohDoe: oh don't worry, I never left (they can't get rid of me that easilly! ;) )

As for what the ammendment is... The original bill made it mandatory for unions to disclose all sallaries over $100,000 and all expenditures over $5000. The ammendment changes those limits to $444,000, and $150,000 respectively. Meaning that unions can now pay their executive (or anyone else for that matter $443999.99 without needing to tell anybody. They can also spend $149999.99 as often and on as many things as they want without having to tell anybody.

The original MP who sponsored the bill said that this makes the bill useless, and I agree. The Liberal senate leader stated that they wanted to veto the bill completely, but didn't have enough votes to do it, so gutting it was the best they could do.

It's a sad day for workers in this country.



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Re: Bill C-377 - Force unions to open their books

Postby green1 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:59 pm

Well, we have another chance (though an extremely small one)
Bill C-377 is one of several bills affected by Harper's decision to ask the Governor General to prorogue parliament. As such it will be re-sent to the Senate in it's original form, and they must once again vote on it.

Now likely they will simply amend it exactly the same way they did the last time, effectively destroying the bill entirely. But there is always the slim chance that they could decide to do something different this time.
http://www.cbc.ca/m/text/story_news-top ... ation.html (information in the last few lines of the article)




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