The Senate is sitting today to discuss the legislation that will bring Canada's postal workers back to work.
The invoice for work was passed by the House of Commons through a vote of 166-43 during a special session early this morning.
Now the senators are sitting today – and if necessary – tomorrow, to deal with the draft law, which will come into force on the day following the royal leave.
A member of the Independent Senators' Group (ISG), who is requesting anonymity because of not being authorized to speak to the public, has concerns with CBC News that various ISG members have been abiding by Bill C-89 regarding their charter rights.
Uneasy about billing
The senator explained that the government has uneasiness about the "Senate" for having an "extraordinary" fit, for suspending rules of normal debate and for exerting pressure to try to pass the bill in one day.
If a senator considers that the rights of constitutionally protected workers have been violated, it may force the government to follow the normal rules of debate that would delay the bill, the senator explained.
In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that Canadian workers had the right to a basic strike protected by the constitution.
On a Saturday night, the justice minister presented a declaration to the Senate to raise concerns about workers' rights.
This statement reveals how the bill was evaluated and how the government incorporated rights to association and freedom of expression.
According to the government, Bill is in compliance with the C-89 regulation because maintaining postal services is important for the Canadian economy, and laws will prevent damage to businesses and Canadians, especially those who need mail services, such as rural and elderly Canadians.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not address economics or jobs, nor does it specifically address geographical inequality.
The government's actions were once again defended. "Bill was introduced after unsuccessful efforts to bring the collective bargaining process to a satisfactory conclusion for all sides. The government has taken important steps to promote the collective bargaining process by encouraging a negotiated decision.
All senators didn't like the document. Senator Murray Sinclair was not so shy, he was a little surprised that he had not applied to the Senate.
Watch: Patty Hajdu announces the need for return to work law
When the trial began, Senator Peter Harder, the representative of the government in the Senate, introduced the law with "regret".
"Let's be clear, the return to work law is the last resort," he said. "We have the last resort."
The harder, he told the Canadians about the shortcomings of service and said he would prefer to reach an agreement without parliamentary intervention.
However, he said he believed this was the best way.
"The upcoming legislation shows a positive approach to solving a difficult and sensitive dispute."
Why did it take so long?
Conservative Senator Leo Housakos struck the Trudeau Liberals to respond to the five-week strike.
Finally, it supports the legislation, but the Liberals said "only when a matter is politically embarrassed".
Senator Yuen Pau Woo, who chaired the ISG, touched on the critical nature of the legislation.
"On the other hand, the long-term sustainability and affordability of postal services for Canada, as well as the rights and employment conditions of workers, are in question."
He urged the government not to pressure the Red Council today to attack Bill C-89, and wished senators time to intimidate the debate from the House of Commons.
Members of the Canadian Postal Workers' Union (CUPW) organized one-month-walking walks and caused a massive accumulation of mail and packets in their mail and mailboxes.
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The CUPW's 50,000 members, in both groups, are demanding better wages for rural and suburban carriers, more job security and minimum guaranteed working hours.
The union leaders continued to resist this week as they said that the government would be unconstitutional, promising to fight in court and in the street.
Labor Minister Patty Hajdu argued that his government's laws this week were not "heavy work".
Mike Palecek, head of the Canadian Postal Workers' Union (CUPW), said the government has misled the service cut, the strikes are turning, and the basic controls are being sent to the elderly and low-income Canadians.
Hajdu and Minister of Public Services Carla Qualtrough appeared on Saturday to answer questions and questions before the Senate.
The length of the time that the liberals took before the strike intervention, the possible alternatives to minimize the impact of the strikes, and the grids about the ultimate goal of the labor dispute.
"The government's perspective is that the legislation we have prepared has been incredibly balanced," Hajdu told the chamber. Said.
Havoc for the holiday
The Canadian Retail Council asked the government to end the strike. Internet-based shopping companies are also beginning to worry about holiday sales.
Andrea Stairs, general manager of EBay Canada, told CBC Radio Home His site is largely based on national postal services.
”People think of Canada Post as one of a number of alternatives,“ she said. "The fact is that the Canadian Post carries more than two-thirds of the total e-commerce volume in the country. On a platform like eBay, they carry more than 80 percent of our volume."
All NDP and Bloc Québ in the House of Commons late at night.toMPs who voted against business partners who had turned to work voted. Six Liberal MPs voted against their government laws. Despite being few Conservative, he voted in favor of full participation.