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Aug 31, 2017, 17:31 ET Media Advisory - UPDATE: Coalition fighting tax changes adds members, gains momentum

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness welcomes seven new organizations, today, in its fight against the federal government's tax proposals that would...


Nov 04, 2013, 14:31 ET Conservative Delegates Support Worker Choice and Democracy

Party convention also issues overwhelming endorsement of union financial transparency OTTAWA, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Several resolutions passed by delegates at this past weekend's Conservative National ...


Jun 05, 2013, 08:00 ET Union Financial Disclosure Bill Constitutional: Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice

"I conclude that, if Bill C-377 is enacted into law, it would likely be upheld by the courts," The Honourable Michel Bastarache. OTTAWA, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Merit Canada today released an opinion...


Mar 21, 2013, 17:36 ET Federal Budget Hits Mark on Promoting Jobs and Growth Says Merit Canada

Applauds promotion of skilled trades and infrastructure funding OTTAWA, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Merit Canada applauded several initiatives announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today as part of...


Jan 04, 2013, 11:44 ET Ontario Government protecting union supporters, not taxpayers

Merit Canada calls for open tendering at the Toronto District School Board OTTAWA, Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Merit Canada strongly denounces the Ontario Government's decision to impose a renewed contract...


Dec 12, 2012, 19:41 ET Merit Canada Congratulates the House of Commons for its Commitment to Union Transparency

OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the House of Commons passed an important piece of legislation. Bill C-377, a Private Members' Bill sponsored by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert, will require unions...


Dec 12, 2012, 13:31 ET Media Advisory: Merit Canada is available for comment on Bill C-377

OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Terrance Oakey, President of Merit Canada, is available for comment following the House of Commons vote on Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements...


Dec 10, 2012, 11:08 ET Merit Canada supports New Skilled Trades Stream

Open Shop construction sector applauds initiative to address skilled labour shortage MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Merit Canada, representing Canada's open shop construction associations,...


Apr 26, 2012, 14:00 ET Federal Government Acts to Repeal Outdated Federally Regulated Wages

A positive move for Canadian construction workers OTTAWA, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Merit Canada, the voice of Canada's open shop construction associations, today praised the federal government for...


Mar 29, 2012, 18:29 ET Merit Canada Offers Support For Federal Budget 2012 - Good economic policy is good construction policy

OTTAWA, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Merit Canada, the voice of Canada's open shop construction associations, today expressed its support for key measures and initiatives contained in the federal...