Union disclosure bill to bring answers

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.

  • Doug Kursk

    I see the unionistas posting on the Sun article are up in arms over disclosure.

    Their leftist tears taste delicious.

    • It is a good Bill.

    • Alain

      The Liberals and NDP are also opposed to the law.

      • Minicapt

        It is a good, good bill.


  • Surele Surele

    you mean they’ll have to disclose all the monies they’re spending on elections, propaganda and jooo hate? Yum.

  • ntt1

    this is good news for those of us who are forced to pay into a union that does little to protect us. We lost the protection of labour laws in exchange for union stamped pens and expensive belt buckles. we pay thousands a year into a system that only needs about 1/2 the dues to cover medical/dental. The rest seems to end up in New York international headquarters of this union started by al capone., Its a start, but right to work is badly needed to remove these racketeers from controlling our income.

    • Clausewitz

      Amen. And that includes my fellow teachers who are stuck in this medieval guild called the OSSTF.

  • Alain

    This is very good news and an excellent first step. The next, and I dare say most important one, is passing right to work legislation in order to free workers from being forced to be financial slaves and prisoners of big union whether they agree or not. Should our judicial activists try to kill it, use the not withstanding clause. In fact it needs to be invoked every time the court tries to replace Parliament’s mandate to legislate. The courts’ sole mandate is to interpret the law.

  • David Murrell

    The problem is is that Prime Minister-elet Justin Trudeau will overturn the reform measure, once he is installed as prime minister this October. So the union sleaze will never see any light.

    • HAHA HA HA HA deep breath HA HA HA the little Turd-DOH becoming anything but once again a part time drama teacher, HA HA HA

  • Well, if these guys have nothing to hide….

  • andycanuck

    Great stuff. All union votes on any issue, such as making political donations, should all be by secret ballot only too I’d opine. Somehow I doubt most union members, civil service aside probably, wanted their dues meant for e.g. strike-fund money going to Morgentaler or Occupy. [OT: my Blue Moon browser spellchecker just suggested “Governmental” for “Morgentaler”. Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes, eh?]

  • Edubeat

    Its about bloody well time the the teacher union thugocracy are forced to disclose what their members dues are spent on. Can’t wait to see the results.

    • Clausewitz

      Also would like to see Union votes counted in camera. After all it’s not who votes, but who counts the votes.

  • cmh

    rosemarie on cbc calls it an attack on unions…. i think she needs to be better groomed as she looks unwashed and stinky….dyke like.

    • mauser 98

      did she mention Mike Duffy?

  • The__Hammer
    • Mr_bigstuff

      Anything that pisses off that pr!ck Sid Ryan makes me very very happy-

  • mauser 98

    Premier Strapon not happy
    teachers will rampage

    • JoKeR

      Wait until they start publishing what goes for expenses.

      The Canada Revenue Agency is going to crack down on all those hookers the union executives have been billing as oral consultations.

      But at least Sid won’t lose his supporters when they find out he is an equal opportunity employer.

      • mauser 98

        Sid pays scale for these services?…..yikes