Bill C-377

An unnecessary, discriminatory proposed law that imposes onerous and absurdly detailed reporting and requirements on unions.
January 28, 2016
Today the federal government tabled legislation to repeal bills C-377 and C-525.  These bills were designed to weaken unions by forcing redundant and unreasonable financial reporting, and by making it more difficult for Canadians in federally-regulated workplaces to join a union. “The PSAC’s position all along has been that Bill C-377 was unconstitutional and a violation of privacy rights. We are pleased that the Liberal government has moved quickly to repeal Bills C-377 and C-525.”
January 28, 2016
Today the federal government tabled legislation to repeal bills C-377 and C-525.  These bills were designed to weaken unions by forcing redundant and unreasonable financial reporting, and by making it more difficult for Canadians in federally-regulated workplaces to join a union. “The PSAC’s position all along has been that Bill C-377 was unconstitutional and a violation of privacy rights. We are pleased that the Liberal government has moved quickly to repeal Bills C-377 and C-525.”
December 21, 2015
Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes the Minister of National Revenue’s announcement this morning that reporting requirements for unions under Bill C-377 will be waived for 2016. The Liberal government will move to repeal the law as promised by the Liberal Party of Canada in the election campaign.
December 4, 2015
The Speech from the Throne has outlined some major Liberal commitments that will require major investments in the public service. “While the Speech did not include any specific commitment to restoring federal public services, we will be looking to the government’s first budget to include the necessary resources to allow the public service to implement these commitments,”   said PSAC national president Robyn Benson. The Speech did outline some very positive commitments to:
October 24, 2015
PSAC national president Robyn Benson has reached out to the new government congratulating Justin Trudeau and his caucus on their election and expressing hope for a constructive relationship. She also requested a meeting with Mr. Trudeau as soon as possible. “I have indicated to Prime Minister-designate Trudeau that our union looks forward to building a positive and constructive relationship with his government,” said Benson. “As far as we are concerned, change cannot happen soon enough and we want to be part of it.”
June 30, 2015
A majority of Conservative Senators have passed Bill C-377, a law that will force unions to provide excessively detailed and intrusive reports to the Canada Revenue Agency
June 26, 2015
Despite a majority of Conservatives overturning their own Senate rules in order to shut down debate on Bill C-377 today, the fight isn’t over yet
June 25, 2015
A Conservative motion to be heard tomorrow at 9am will limit debate and force closure on C-377
April 24, 2015
The PSAC welcomes this opportunity to provide the members of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs with our perspective on the implications of implementing Bill C-377 an Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations)
June 28, 2013
The Senate has voted to amend Bill C-377, making major changes to a deeply flawed piece of legislation that singles out unions to provide detailed and intrusive reports to the Canada Revenue Agency. The amended Bill will now go back to the House of Commons in the fall. Constitutional experts, privacy commissioners, provincial ministers of labour and unions have pointed out the Bill's many flaws.  Regardless of the amendments, many of the expressed concerns remain.  C-377 doesn't need amending, it needs defeating.