Labour laws, ranked

Resident scholar in economic policy at the Fraser Institute Charles Lammam sat down with Canadian Labour Reporter to discuss the public think tank's recent report on labour laws.
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/15/2014

How has the current state of labour relations affected job growth and investment?

The report looks into whether Canada’s federal and provincial labour relations laws in the private sector are balanced. Balanced in regards to three main groups — unions, unionized workers and employers. We found that in Canada, generally across the country, the laws tilt in favour of unions. This matters because there is research that finds that when such laws are tilted in favour of one group there can be economic implications in the form of lower levels of investment, less job creation and generally weaker economic performance in jurisdictions that have these biased labour laws.