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The Disaffected Lib: HarperLand’s View of Organized Labour – They’re "Animals"

Harper LabourMin Lisa Raitt apparently got into it with disgruntled Air Canada employees last night at Toronto airport.   Three Air Canada employees apparently greeted Raitt with a round of slow-clapping, saying “Great Job.”

Raitt reportedly took exception and asked that the RCMP “arrest these animals.”   Then again, they were union members, and in HarperLand that’s . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: HarperLand’s View of Organized Labour – They’re "Animals"

The Scott Ross: The Politics of Conservatives is Big Business

Within two months Canada’s ruling Conservative Party rejected government intervention in one labour dispute and leapt at the chance to intervene in another.

In January a manufacturing plant owned by Electro-Motive Diesel, a private company that had received millions in government tax breaks announced it was laying off 450 employees. On January 31st . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Politics of Conservatives is Big Business

The Scott Ross: The National Concerns of Busting Unions & Health Care

Marking a complete reversal by the Conservatives in intergovernmental relations, on Friday the process of creating a new health agreement between the federal government and the provinces will be announced.

This will be a dramatic change from the Conservatives’ position on health care made just months earlier when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told the . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The National Concerns of Busting Unions & Health Care

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