Monday, October 15, 2012

Commentary on federal union "transparency" bill

The National Post carried an interesting opinion piece addressing the federal government's efforts to make unions "more transparent". The background is that the feds want unions to disclose lots of information because unions (via their members) receive a public benefit (union dues are tax deductible).

The authors of the opinion piece suggest, if that is the principle behind the bill, then the bill should go much further and also require corporations to disclose information (as they get all manner of public benefits). That the Tory's bill does not do so, suggests this is more of an attack on unions than a principled approach to transparency.

-- Bob Barnetson

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