Statement by Official Opposition Labour critic, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie), on bill c-377

I am relieved to see that Bill C-377, which sought to impose unreasonable administrative constraints on labour organizations, will find its way back to the House of Commons.

From its introduction on, New Democrats have denounced this bill as no more than an ideological attack against the labour movement. C-377 is a useless, biased, inequitable and unconstitutional bill that threatens privacy and increases red tape.

That this bill has finally been amended by the Senate proves one thing only: what we need is not a Senate that costs taxpayers almost 100 million dollars a year but a government that puts the public interest before blind partisanship.