OpenMedia.ca: Star: Trudeau backed C-51, but won’t say if it’s constitutional

Looks like the Liberal Party voted for a bill they’re not even sure is constitutional… Article by the Canadian Press at the Toronto Star BROSSARD, QUE. — Justin Trudeau won’t say if Bill C-51 — the controversial anti-terror bill introduced by the Conservatives — is constitutional, even though the Liberals backed it in Parliament. read ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Harperman, a Protest Song

Larry Hubich's Blog: Harperman, a Protest Song

Larry Hubich's Blog: Connie – Anti-Terror Legislation – 22 Minutes

Larry Hubich's Blog: Connie – Anti-Terror Legislation – 22 Minutes

Larry Hubich's Blog: Right to Strike puts conservatives on notice

“Saskatchewan’s Labour Movement: the folks who brought you the constitutional right to strike!” said Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) president, Larry Hubich, as the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) sided with working families on January 30, 2015. The SCC ruled, in no uncertain terms, that the SFL was right – the Saskatchewan Party government’s Public ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Right to Strike puts conservatives on notice

“Saskatchewan’s Labour Movement: the folks who brought you the constitutional right to strike!” said Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) president, Larry Hubich, as the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) sided with working families on January 30, 2015. The SCC ruled, in no uncertain terms, that the SFL was right – the Saskatchewan Party government’s Public ...

Politics and its Discontents: UPDATED: A Comforting Illusion Shattered

When it comes to massive intrusions by the state, the kind reflected in legislation like Bill C-51, people frequently rationalize their acceptance and passivity by this comforting fiction: “I don’t have anything to hide; I’m not a terrorist, so why should I worry?” A story of one family’s unpleasant experience may prove instructional in challenging ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Michael Harris at Unifor Ontario Regional Council, November 2014

Larry Hubich's Blog: Michael Harris at Unifor Ontario Regional Council, November 2014

Larry Hubich's Blog: Project:Community – We can do more, together

Larry Hubich's Blog: Project:Community – We can do more, together

Politics and its Discontents: And Thus It Begins

One of the misgivings I expressed in yesterday’s post seems to be a little closer to reality today. The National Post headline reads: Conservatives mulling legislation making it illegal to condone terrorist acts online. Says John Ivison, The Conservatives are understood to be considering new legislation that would make it an offence to condone terrorist ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Bill 5 & 6 Charter Challenge Heads to the Supreme Court of Canada

A panel of three Supreme Court Justices has decided that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the SFL et al case against the Government of Saskatchewan’s Bills 5 and 6 – so-called “essential services” legislation and amendments to Saskatchewan’s Trade Union Act. On May 16th in Ottawa, the Federation, along with the plaintiff group ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Bill 5 & 6 Charter Challenge Heads to the Supreme Court of Canada

A panel of three Supreme Court Justices has decided that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the SFL et al case against the Government of Saskatchewan’s Bills 5 and 6 – so-called “essential services” legislation and amendments to Saskatchewan’s Trade Union Act. On May 16th in Ottawa, the Federation, along with the plaintiff group ...

Politics and its Discontents: Now Here’s An Interesting Idea

At a time when workers’ rights are under constant attack, dangerous, Draconian, Orwellian and unconstitutional measures have been passed in Alberta that not only strip away the arbitration rights of public servants, but also limit their freedom of speech. First, to the ‘less contentious’ of the two bills recently passed by Alison Redford’s Conservative government. ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Senator Hugh Segal speaks at Unifor Ontario Council

Larry Hubich's Blog: Senator Hugh Segal speaks at Unifor Ontario Council

Larry Hubich's Blog: Fairness Works!

Larry Hubich's Blog: Fairness Works!

Larry Hubich's Blog: Supreme Court of Canada Agrees to Hear Charter Challenge of Bills 5 & 6

A panel of three Supreme Court Justices has decided that the Supreme Court of Canada will, in fact, hear the case of the SFL et al, in the matter of the constitutionality of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Bills 5 and 6 – so-called “essential services” legislation and amendments to Saskatchewan’s Trade Union Act. “It is ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Supreme Court of Canada Agrees to Hear Charter Challenge of BIlls 5 & 6

A panel of three Supreme Court Justices has decided that the Supreme Court of Canada will, in fact, hear the case of the SFL et al, in the matter of the constitutionality of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Bills 5 and 6 – so-called “essential services” legislation and amendments to Saskatchewan’s Trade Union Act. “It is ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: What’s Important to Saskatchewan People: Marginalized Working People

Larry Hubich's Blog: What’s Important to Saskatchewan People: Marginalized Working People

Larry Hubich's Blog: What’s Important to Saskatchewan People: Young People