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Canadian Legislation

In this section we keep decisions and legislation by Canadian Courts that, in our view, represent examples of LabourWatch's Guiding Principles.

C-377 - Private Members Bill (PMB)
First Reading December, 2011
An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations)
C-377 - Private Members Bill (PMB)
An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations)


This enactment amends the Income Tax Act to require that labour organizations provide financial information to the Minister for public disclosure.

The "Rand Formula"
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited and The International Union United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (U.A.W.C.I.O.). - January 29, 1946
Union Dues
Arbitration-Award on issue of union security.


The architect of compulsory union dues in Canada was then Supreme Court Mr. Justice Ivan C. Rand who was an Appointed as arbitrator to settle a strike. The dispute was between the Ford Motor Co. in Windsor, Ontario and the United Auto Workers Union. He handed down an Arbitration Award on January 29, 1946, that made union dues compulsory for both Members and non-Members of the union at this Ford location.

Canadian Decisions
British Columbia Labour Relations Board - BCLRB No. B231/2007 - October 5, 2007
Hubner et al. v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 247
Certain Employees -and- United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 247


In 2007, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 247, requested that their union produce copies of its financial statements for the years 2001 to 2006. The employees had become concerned about the manner in which the UFCW was handling its finances. When the UFCW declined, the bargaining unit members applied to the BC Labour Relations Board for an order compelling the Union to do so

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