TODAY LabourWatch Testifies on Union Disclosure Law before Federal Finance Committee
From 3:30 to 5:30 pm ET, Wed Nov 7, LabourWatch President John Mortimer is part of a diverse panel called to Ottawa to testify about Federal Private Member’s Bill C-377.
You can watch today's FINA proceedings by clicking this link, and selecting "FINA Meeting No. 90." which runs from 3:30pm to 5:30pm Eastern Time.
Bill C-377 amends the Income Tax Act of Canada to require labour organizations (including unions) to file 29 schedules of financial information with the Federal Minister of National Revenue, who would then be required to post them online for all Canadians to access.
Bill C-377 was adopted at second reading on March 14, 2012 by the Federal House of Commons in Ottawa (154 to 127) It has now been referred to the Standing Committee on Finance of the House of Commons . The Committee has a maximum of 60 (meaning days that Parliament “sits”) to “Report” the Bill back to the House.
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