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In spite of its critics, the Notwithstanding Clause is part of the Constitution and is therefore perfectly legitimate.

What is needed is mandatory or compulsory binding arbitration instead of the strike option in labour disputes, particularly in services considered as essential by the public.  But just because a union makes outrageous contract demands does not mean an arbitration board should go halfway between the employer and union demands.  We know that would not make any sense at all.  All unions will make outrageous, unrealistic demands.  They need an arbitration board that will look at all the economic factors and determine what a reasonable contract would look like.  But there should be no strikes in essential services such as the education system, fire, police, health care, transportation. etc.  Now the bus drivers are getting ready to strike in Ontario.  This is an essential service for millions of people who rely on it to go to work, school, shopping, etc.

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7 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

Ok, lack of faith in the judiciary...

Perhaps you simply haven't followed it as closely as I have.

But in any event when the Supreme Court can make a decision on a thing and then thirty odd years later change their minds without the actual document ever having been altered its clear that the decision rests not on the document but on the mindset, ideology and personal beliefs of whatever group of political appointees are interpreting it at any particular moment in time.

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1 hour ago, West said:

Looks like multiple unions are joining the insurrection in solidarity with CUPE

and again, here you are with your silly, emotional hyperbole.  Next time you want to complain about the poor truckers getting "smeared", remember how consistently unreasonable your own language is.  ?‍♂️

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8 hours ago, West said:

Looks like multiple unions are joining the insurrection in solidarity with CUPE

When, in the history of unionism have the unions not stuck together?? If there was ever a communistic group, it is unions. How does that song go  ? solidarity forever ??

Good for one, good for all LOL

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On 11/6/2022 at 11:06 AM, blackbird said:

What is needed is mandatory or compulsory binding arbitration instead of the strike option in labour disputes, particularly in services

Not "instead of".

Other provinces have invoked just that on essential services many times without this baby-ish power waving mentality invoking of the notwithstanding clause.

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12 minutes ago, herbie said:

Not "instead of".

Other provinces have invoked just that on essential services many times without this baby-ish power waving mentality invoking of the notwithstanding clause.

My understanding is that the province generally doesn't like that option because they want to force a tougher deal.

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