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CBA takes tough stand on union bill

Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The federal government is expected to push through a bill before Parliament adjourns for the summer that the Canadian Bar Association contends impinges on unions’ constitutional rights and their solicitor-client privilege.

Bill C-377, which imposes extensive financial disclosure obligations on unions, was undergoing scrutiny by the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee at press time. But the former chair of the CBA’s national pensions and benefits law section told The Lawyers Weekly he doesn’t expect that the Conservative-dominated committee will heed the call of his organization...