Raitt introduces bill to block Air Canada strike

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May agreed an Air Canada strike would be a major inconvenience to Canadians, but said the government had no business intervening in a union’s legally mandated right to strike.

“Where does this stop? In this House we are undermining free and clear collective bargaining rights,” May said in the House of Commons, adding that collective bargaining rights are an essential part of Canadian society.

Time allocation has been imposed on the legislation, with debate scheduled for Tuesday. The House does not sit next week, so the government is facing a tight timeline to get the bill through.

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