Bill C-377

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations)

This bill was tabled by Russ Hiebert on Dec. 6, 2011.

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Status of this Bill

Second Reading and Referral to Committee

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  • Photo of Ben Lobb
    Ben Lobb spoke about Oral Questions > Labour

    Mr. Speaker, I opposed Bill C-377, the union transparency bill. I can also tell the House that I never have taken any money from unions before or after being elected MP. Had I done so and voted against Bill C-377, I would have been in a conflict of interest. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Yvon Godin
    Yvon Godin spoke about Oral Questions > Labour

    Mr. Speaker, with Bill C-377, the Conservatives are going after unions the same way the IRS went after the Tea Party in the United States. The Canada Revenue Agency is trying to squeeze $72 million out of unions. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, that is a very good question. ... more

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of André Bellavance
    André Bellavance spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 > Speaker's Ruling

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have this opportunity to speak to our amendments to Bill C-60. ... more

    May 31, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandre Boulerice
    Alexandre Boulerice spoke about Oral Questions > Labour

    Mr. Speaker, a union is made up of workers. When you attack a union, you attack workers. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandre Boulerice
    Alexandre Boulerice spoke about Oral Questions > Labour

    Mr. Speaker, the NDP refuses to accept envelopes, whereas the Conservatives write cheques to senators who break the Senate rules. That is the difference. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lisa Raitt
    Lisa Raitt spoke

    I'll answer the questions. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rodger Cuzner

    The first one is with regard to the Canada Labour Code and reporting provisions for organized labour. There are those provisions within the code now for unions to report audited statements. With the push forward on Bill C-377, that really exposes a great deal more detail. Could you give me your opinion as to whether you find there are redundancies there? Is there a necessity in going to the extent that Bill C-377 does, with the burden this is going to place on organizations? There's time, energy, the cost behind these reporting regimes. Are they not already covered within the Canada Labour Code?

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke

    Thank you very much, and thank you for helping to familiarize the government members with the law of the land on this issue. I think it's particularly important and helpful to edify all members of Parliament. I'll make sure the message gets back to the minister as well, as part of this ongoing pedagogy. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Irene Mathyssen

    Would Bill C-377 interfere with your ability to bid competitively to have the access you're looking for?

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Larry Miller
    Larry Miller spoke

    I think he's just raising a point that we remain on a topic today, so I'll ask that you stick to that topic as much as possible. Bill C-377 isn't before us.

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jeff Watson
    Jeff Watson spoke

    Mr. Chair, on a point of order, we're not having an examination of Bill C-377. We are talking about how to make infrastructure dollars go a little further. ... more

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Brendan Kooy spoke

    CLAC would be subject to the exact same reporting requirements as any other trade union in Canada under Bill C-377. When the bill was first introduced, we certainly did make submissions to the government in terms of some flaws that we saw with the bill. But to answer your question, we would be subject to the exact same reporting requirements.

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandre Boulerice
    Alexandre Boulerice spoke about Oral Questions > Government Policies

    Mr. Speaker, they are trying to piss off the unions with Bill C-377 and irritate the people at VIA Rail, CBC and Canada Post. They are sticking their noses into the business of all those organizations, but meanwhile they do not even know what they did with $3 billion. We are not talking about $1 billion or $2 billion but $29 billion in taxes that they are unable to collect. They need to get their own house in order before they start meddling in the affairs of others. When these organizations have problems, the Conservatives say that those problems are not their responsibility and that the organizations are independent. Yet, when it comes time to interfere for ideological reasons, these organizations can kiss their independence good-bye. The most ridiculous thing about this situation is that the Conservatives are saying that the bill will help to improve management. ... more

    May 2, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mike Sullivan
    Mike Sullivan spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 > Second Reading

    It is even a war on working people. I thank the minister for making sure I got my terminology correct. ... more

    May 2, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Paul Moist (National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees) spoke

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. ... more

    April 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandre Boulerice
    Alexandre Boulerice spoke about Government Orders > Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his comment and his question. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandre Boulerice
    Alexandre Boulerice spoke about Government Orders > Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act

    Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleagues for their moral support. I hope that my comments on Bill C-55 will stay on point. I would also have liked to hear my Conservative colleagues speak out about this important bill that their government has brought forward. Their silence today is deafening, aside from a few points of order that can be construed as attempts at badgering. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandre Boulerice
    Alexandre Boulerice spoke about Government Orders > Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act

    Mr. Speaker, I agree with my colleague from Laurentides—Labelle: I believe there was a translation problem. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Canadian Human Rights Act

    There are nine motions standing on the notice paper for the report stage of the member for Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca's Bill C-279, an act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression). ... more

    Feb. 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Russ Hiebert
    Russ Hiebert spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    moved that Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations) (with amendments) be concurred in at report stage.

    Dec. 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded divisions on the motions at report stage of Bill C-377 under private members' business. ... more

    Dec. 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    The House resumed from December 11 consideration of Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations), as reported (without amendment) from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 1.

    Dec. 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of André Bellavance
    André Bellavance spoke about Routine Proceedings > Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank you for recognizing me on a point of order. ... more

    Dec. 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of André Bellavance
    André Bellavance spoke about Oral Questions > Labour

    Mr. Speaker, Quebec's labour minister is asking her federal counterpart to defer passage of Bill C-377. She has asked for a meeting in order to discuss this issue with the Minister of Labour because Quebec is concerned, with good cause, about this bill's repercussions on labour relations, which is her responsibility. Furthermore, Quebec already has legislation requiring unions and employers to be more transparent. ... more

    Dec. 12, 2012,   Parliament
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