Thursday, March 01, 2007
Liberals are not the party of workers in Canada.
When in power provincially Liberals oppose a living wage.
Now the Federal Liberals under Dion have flip flopped on anti-scab legislation Bill C-257.
A private members bill from the BQ supported by the NDP and until today, supported by the Liberals.
And like the flip flop on the Anti-Terrorism Act, Mr. Dion does it again. But will he whip the vote? Probably not. Without the Liberals support the bill will die on third reading. When they were the government the Liberal majority voted against previous private member anti-scab bills.
My what a friend business has in Mr. Dion. I guess two controversial votes in a week would be a bit much for Mr. Dion's fragile leadership. The infighting in caucus would be even more virulent than it was over the Anti-Terrorism Act. After all the Liberals are the party of Bay Street as much as the Conservatives are.
By flip flopping on this bill, which has been placed before parliament five times now, the Liberals prove they are not just pro-business but pro-scab. Which means anti-union. I hope they don't plan on trying to solicit funds from their old friends in the General Workers Union in Toronto.
Progressives? In name only.
Green? Sure thats the colour of money.
Friends of Buzz Hargrove? Only during elections.
Labour has a political party and it is the NDP. All others are pretenders and fair weather friends.
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