Description: The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that will amend a law banning some public service strikes. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled the original legislation was unconstitutional.
Source: Canadian Press
- CBC story
- Government employees’ union news release
- The SCC decision
- The offending legislation
- Bill 183, The Saskatchewan Employment (Essential Services) Amendment Act, 2015
- Earlier update
Questions for discussion:
- Why did the Supreme Court of Canada find the original law unconstitutional?
- Consult your text: What does the term “essential services” mean?
- How does Bill 183 change the original law?
- Why is the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union still upset?
- Based on what you have just read about this case, do you think the amendments will stand up under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?