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In response to news that the Public Service Alliance backed the Parti Quebecois in the recent Quebec election, the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies is calling on the federal and provincial governments to change rules that allow unions to spend members’ dues on activities not related to collective bargaining without their individual consent.

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In response to news that the Public Service Alliance backed the Parti Quebecois in the recent Quebec election, the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies is calling on the federal and provincial governments to change rules that allow unions to spend members’ dues on activities not related to collective bargaining without their individual consent.

“Canada is the only democratic country in the world where employers can still be forced — by law — to hire only members of a certain union. It’s one of the last countries where workers can be forced — after being hired — to join a union in order to keep their jobs, and it’s the only one where workers are made to pay union dues — even if they’re not members of a union,” said Centre president Joseph C. Ben-Ami in a news release.

Bill C-377, the Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations), has been tabled in the House of Commons and passed Second Reading. The House sits again on Sept. 17. The bill would require unions and other labour organizations to submit financial statements to the government and the public.

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