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January 2008

Jan 26, 2008 - Calgary Herald
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Nigel Hannaford
Jan 25, 2008 - The Edmonton Journal
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Archie McLean
Jan 25, 2008 - Calgary Herald
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Editorial
Jan 25, 2008 - Edmonton Sun
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Kevin Crush
Jan 24, 2008 - News Release
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Canadian LabourWatch Association

The Canadian LabourWatch Association condemns Alberta legislation that allows unions to force unionized Albertans to pay union dues that can be used for political purposes.

Jan 24, 2008 - Press Release
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LabourWatch
Jan 24, 2008 - Edmonton Sun
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Kevin Crush
Jan 24, 2008 - CHQR AM770 in Calgary
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Rob Breakenridge and John Mortimer
Jan 24, 2008 - News Release
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Merit Contractors Association and National Citizens Coalition

An ad campaign responds to the recent series of attack ads launched by the so-called “Albertans for Change” coalition of labour unions headed up by leaders of the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) and the Alberta Building Trades Council (ABTC).

Jan 21, 2008 - Edmonton Sun
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Brookes Merritt
January 2008
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Merit Contractors Association and the National Citizens Coalition

December 2007

Dec 20, 2007 - National Post
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John Mortimer
Dec 7, 2007 - National Post
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Sara Slinn

November 2007

Nov 23, 2007 - National Post
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Wayne Fraser, Sid Ryan, Cec Makowski, Sharleen Stewart, Dave Ritchie And Warren Thomas
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Jason Clemens and Keith Godin
December 1, 2007
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Letter to the Editor - Hemi Mitic
December 1, 2007
CUPE forced union membership hypocrisy
National Post
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Letter to the Editor - Jean Dollier
Nov 6, 2007 - National Post
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John Mortimer
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Letter to the Editor
Nov 5, 2007 - Canadian HR Reporter
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Lesley Young

October 2007

Oct 31, 2007 - National Post
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Howard Levitt
Sodergren Tour article on CBC Halifax
October 2007
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CBC Halifax
Oct 24, 2007 - National Post
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Howard Levitt
Oct 23, 2007 - Press Release
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LabourWatch
Oct 23, 2007 - NUPGE Website
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National Union of Public and General Employees

The Ontario Superior Court has declined to enforce fines imposed by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on "scabs" who crossed picket lines during a 2004 federal public service strike.

Click here to read the Webpost on NUPGE's website

October 23, 2007 - Conversations
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Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Oct 23, 2007 - Ottawa Citizen
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Editorial

Unions have tried many different ways to enforce solidarity on members who refuse to toe the line. But a decision by Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Smith has closed the door, pending appeal, on one of them.

Webpost regarding Ontario Court ruling striking down a union's right to fine its members
Oct 22, 2007
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National Union or Public and General Employees
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Ontario court declines to enforce union fines against scabs
National Union of Public and General Employees website
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NUPGE
Ontario court declines to enforce union fines against scabs [PDF]
National Union of Public and General Employees website
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NUPGE
Press Release

The Canadian LabourWatch Association welcomes yesterday’s 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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