You’ve got to give B.C. Conservative Russ Hiebert credit for persistence. The South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP has spent nearly four years navigating his private member’s bill on union financial disclosure through the House of Commons and (mostly) the Senate.
On Tuesday, Parliament’s upper chamber finally passed Bill C-377 and Governor General David Johnston signed it into law.
The new law will force public- and private-sector unions to disclose nearly all their financial activities. Needless to say, union bosses are enraged.