In March 2016, we issued a legal update discussing Private Member’s Bill C-234. This Bill, tabled by the NDP, proposed the introduction in the Canada Labour Code of measures comparable to the anti-scab provisions contained in the Québec Labour Code.

This NDP proposition was undertaken to support longstanding unions’ demands – in the past, similar initiatives were attempted at least 14 times without ever passing the stage of first reading.

In the case of this new offensive, the second reading was held in the House of Commons on September 28, 2016. By a vote of 217 against 47, the Bill was defeated.

Employers falling under federal jurisdiction can therefore carry on with their businesses as usual, until next time that is…

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