Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Saskatoon Labour Council to hold Public Forum on Labour Bills

The Saskatoon and District Labour Council will be holding a public forum on the Sask. Party government's anti-worker, anti-democratic labour bills (5 & 6). The forum will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

The Brad Wall government has been invited to participate and the government has decided to send two bureaucrats to speak on the government's behalf. The moderated forum is open to the public and the following individuals have been confirmed as speakers:

Chris Axworthy, President
University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association

Barb Cape, President
Service Employees International Union Local 299

Mike Carr, Associate Deputy Minister
Labour, Employee and Employer Services (Government)

Larry Hubich, President
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

Mary Ellen Wellsch, Director
Legal Policy and Legislative Services - Labour (Government)

Download a copy of the poster/notice here. (PDF Format)


Unknown said...

Why do you keep using the tag "Charter Rights" when discussing these bills? I think it would be quite a stretch to find a Charter violation.

If you think otherwise, does the SFL plan on funding a Charter challenge?

Larry Hubich said...


Thank you for participating in this blog.

We will fund a Charter challenge if that is what becomes necessary.

The government could short circuit that process by agreeing to refer the 2 bills to the Court of Appeal under the Constitutional Questions Act - prior to implementing them.

Unknown said...

I would be interested in seeing the outcome of a Charter challenge but I don't think you are going to get a constitutional reference from the government. It would seem like a strange move given the circumstances.

Bob said...

There is no use commenting on this site. Mr. Hubich thanks you for participating (which is a nice touch), but if he doesn't like your comment he deletes it. This is why most, if not all, items on this blog have 0 comments. Dissident opinions have no place in his propaganda.

Larry Hubich said...

Mr. Crooks,

Thank you for participating in this blog. But your allegation that comments are being deleted from this blog are false.

The blog has been operating for approximately one year now. Most people who come here do so for information, not necessarily to comment.

Over that period of time there have been 737 comments posted. Of that entire amount - less than 10 have been deleted by me.

Those comments which have been deleted have clearly crossed the line relative to appropriateness.

I have always welcomed intelligent and respectful debate, and I have never deleted comments on the basis that they are dissenting opinions.

I have all 737 comments archived (including those half dozen or so that have been deleted).