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Description: Canada’s unions are more politically active than ever before as the country approaches the election on Oct. 19.

Source: Canadian Labour Reporter

Date: 09/21/2015


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Questions for discussion:

  • Based on your reading of this story, how much influence do you think unions will have on this election campaign?
  • How do unions try to affect election outcomes?
  • Why are unions so active in this campaign?
  • Catherine Swift, from Working Canadians, says union dues shouldn’t be spent on politics. What do you think? Discuss.
  • What was HarperPAC? Why do you think the Prime Minister’s Office was unhappy with it?