Ontario Superior Court of Justice refuses to collect union fines
No right to fine
John Mortimer - Financial Post - November 6, 2007
Calling PSAC's fines "very unfair," "extremely onerous" and "unconscionable in the circumstances," the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an order preventing any Ontario court from enforcing collection. The court called aspects of the union's case "pure speculation" with "no evidence," and further ruled that the fines were used "in terrorem." Translation: "as a warning; in order to terrify others."
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LabourWatch News Release
LabourWatch calls on Canada’s unions to respect the law - October 23, 2007
The Canadian LabourWatch Association welcomes the recent decision to protect union members who exercise their legal right to work during a strike. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice rejected attempts by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) to collect fines in court from union members who chose to cross picket lines.
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Significant media coverage of the Sodergen speaking tour
Forced union membership violates human rights
Free employee choice is a human right
A significant number of media and press articles discussing Jan Södergren and John Mortimer's speaking tour this fall. Articles included are from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, Winnipeg Free Press, Frontier Centre for Public Policy, The Vancouver Sun, National Post, and Business in Vancouver. Also available is a rebuttal Letter to the Editor of the Vancouver Sun from George Heyman, president of the BCGEU, and a reader's response.
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