Senate passes union finance disclosure bill

Organized labour plans to legally challenge Bill C-377
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/20/2015

On the night before breaking for summer, Canadian senators passed a union finance disclosure bill, much to the chagrin of organized labour.

On June 30, the Senate voted 35-22 to pass Bill C-377, a private member’s bill they had initially rejected from the House of Commons two years prior.

Under the new legislation, the Income Tax Act would be amended so unions would be forced to publicly disclose any spending of more than $5,000, and divulge which officers or employees earn more than $100,000 a year.