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Manitoba ruling highlights rarity of injunctions in constitutional matters

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 1:55 PM | By Terry Davidson

A Charter case in which Manitoba’s public sector workers were recently denied an injunction against wage-freeze legislation speaks to how rarely courts will grant such an action in light of public interest, lawyers say.

Bill 28, also known as the Public Services Sustainability Act (PSSA), imposes a two-year wage freeze on the public sector wages in the province, something the workers’ unions are challenging constitutionally.

But those unions recently failed in their attempt to have a judge issue an injunction against the freeze pending the outcome of their...