Liberal government moves to repeal controversial union laws
Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk meets reporters on Parliament Hill at 10:15 a.m. ET
CBC News Posted: Jan 28, 2016 10:08 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016 10:13 AM ET
What Pierre Trudeau did to labor in the past,with his so-called wage and price controls, has now been somewhat neutralized by his son, Justin, and it makes a big difference to organized labor, in particular.
By stopping such revisionist legal twisting and thrashing, set up as an opening salvo against organized labour by Stephen Harper, the Federal Libs have instantly given themselves a whole bunch of extra support they might otherwise have lacked.
But it isn’t enough…most wages and benefits need to be increased, or, where they don’t exist, p[rovided for, and foreign ownership/corporate control of businesses needs to be tightened up.
Infrastructure repairs and construction are the real way that the Canadian economy is going to grow and improve…if you are old enough, you can remember that Canada once had one of the highest standards of living in the world..housing was economically available, and working meant that you had a comfortable life. We weren’t serfs in our own country…
Corporate types will instantly start whining about loss of profits etc (a recent report showed that they are sitting on billions and billions, usually squirreled away in tax shelters…) That will be amusing, I’ll get the popcorn ready….