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The Canadian Progressive: Harper government plans to criminalize Canadian Pacific Railway workers’ strike

The Harper government plans to introduce back-to-work legislation Monday afternoon to force 3,300 Canadian Pacific Railway workers to return to work.

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Bill 78: four constitutional questions

A caveat: I haven’t taken constitutional politics in over a decade, though I was fortunate enough to have Peter Russell as a professor and had issues with Ted Morton eons before his political career.

Still, Québec’s Bill 78 raises some interesting constitutional questions for the layperson with a passing interest. Here’s my take, and another . . . → Read More: Bill 78: four constitutional questions

The Scott Ross: Opposing Labour & Other Bad Driving Habits

Nowadays people oppose strikes like they drive a car. It’s not about the all the people going forward anymore, it’s only about one person getting where they want to go.

Decades ago when unions went on strike the average joes not only put up with it, they supported it; today any strike is seen as . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Opposing Labour & Other Bad Driving Habits

The Scott Ross: NDP & the Decline of Labour

The NDP is certainly not asking whether it should abandon organized labour, but maybe organized labour should ask whether it abandon the NDP.

What does it say about the New Democratic Party when it is the only political organization of unions, for unions and organized labour over the last thirty years has only lost power . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: NDP & the Decline of Labour