Trudeau vows to repeal anti-union Bill C-377

VANCOUVER – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in response to the passage of Bill C-377, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, by the Senate:

“I am deeply disappointed that Stephen Harper’s Conservative Senators have rammed through Bill C-377, a direct attack on Canadian workers and an attempt to weaken Canada’s labour movement.

“A Liberal government is firmly committed to repealing this deeply ideological and highly partisan legislation. It serves no demonstrable public good or necessary policy objective.

“As Liberals, it is our fundamental belief that unions have, and continue to play, an integral role in the growth and strength of the middle class in this country. We will work in partnership with Canadian workers to ensure they have a real and fair chance at success.”