OTTAWA – Merit Canada welcomes the passage of Bill C-525, the Employees’ Voting Rights Act, in the Senate today, the final step in an 18-month process to bring basic standards of democracy to the union certification process in federally-regulated sectors, including secret ballot voting.
Merit Canada Applauds Passage of Union Transparency Bill
OTTAWA, June 26, 2015: Today’s passage of Bill C-377 by the Senate means that long overdue labour organization transparency requirements are set to become a reality in Canada, just as unions and their affiliates are stepping up efforts to influence the next federal election.
Openness and Transparency? Not for Big Labour.
OTTAWA, December 21, 2015: Merit Canada condemned the Federal Government for today announcing that union financial transparency legislation passed by Parliament will not be enforced by the Trudeau regime.
Secret Ballots Essential for Worker Rights
Merit Canada disappointed the Federal Government is repealing worker freedoms OTTAWA, January 28, 2016: Merit Canada expressed disappointment today that the Federal Government is introducing legislation to repeal secret ballot voting rights for workers in federally-regulated sectors, a right that was only granted in December 2014 with the passage of Bill C-525 by Parliament.
Merit Canada Welcomes Federal Budget’s
Merit Canada Welcomes Federal Budget’s Infrastructure Investments Calls for open tendering to ensure most efficient use of infrastructure dollars OTTAWA, March 22, 2016: Merit Canada welcomes the infrastructure investments outlined in today’s Federal Budget, though calls on the Trudeau Government to implement open tendering to ensure those dollars are used efficiently.
Confidence in Canada – Open Letter to Hon Justin Trudeau and Cabinet
OTTAWA, April 12, 2018: Earlier this week Kinder Morgan announced its intention to suspend all non-essential spending on the federally and provincially approved Trans Mountain Pipeline project citing “unquantifiable risk” as a result of the continuing uncertainty created by the B.C. government.
Confidence in Canada Campaign
On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, I welcome your call to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet to take immediate action and resolve the Trans Mountain pipeline crisis.