Policy Group Applauds Passage of Union Accountability Measures

OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Centre for Policy Studies applauded the passage of bill C-377 by the House of Commons today calling it an "important victory for workers."

"Requiring unions to disclose how and where they spend members' dues is long overdue," said Joseph C. Ben-Ami, president of the Centre. "This is an important victory for workers. It's a question of accountability."

"The public interest is also well-served by this bill," Ben-Ami continued. "Workers can be forced to pay dues to a union in Canada even if they aren't members of the union. That's a power no other non-government entity possesses. Because of this, unions - like politicians -  have a responsibility to the public in addition to their members to conduct their business with maximum transparency."

"All in all this is a good bill and we look forward to its speedy passage by the Senate."

SOURCE: Canadian Centre for Policy Studies

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