Back-to-work legislation not wanted by all

An open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

An open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Dear Sir:

I have been listening to the news coverage of the back-to-work legislation for Canada Post workers, and have some comments.

First of all, I find it offensive that you stated, “This is what Canadians wanted.” I am a Canadian, and this is not what I wanted. I wanted the postal workers and Canada Post to come to a negotiated agreement that would result in a fair contract for both sides.

Secondly, I am extremely puzzled as to how a group could be legislated back to work when they have been locked out for over a week. They could have reached an agreement during that time had the process been allowed to unfold, and would have been back to work, perhaps sooner than this.

Canada is still a democracy, and the right to strike does still exist. I am worried about the future of these two concepts.

Thank you,

Carol Harrison

Terrace, B.C.

 

Just Posted

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Cops targeting risky behaviour, auto crime

Holiday campagaigns aim to keep roads safe, valuables protected

Terrace RCMP seeking witnesses in last month’s armed robbery.

And officers will be looking for unlocked vehicles this weekend after Cram a Cruiser event.

First step taken for major in-land port development

City of Terrace seeks financing for feasibility study of Terrace-based transload facility

Regional leaders unite at Terrace Greyhound hearings

Greyhound answers questions, public concerns at Passenger Transportation Board meeting

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Debt-to-household-income ratio rises in third quarter

Total household credit market debt grew to $2.11 trillion in the third quarter

B.C. Mountie told to resign after texting teenage sex assault victim

RCMP documents say Const. Brian Eden sent sexually inappropriate photos to 17-year-old girl

Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: scientist

B.C. Centre on Substance Use’s Dr. Evan Wood said efforts underway to change addiction medicine image

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Four dog deaths investigated in Cranbrook

One vet suggests a parallel to these deaths and similar ones in 2016

Meningococcal disease outbreak declared in Okanagan

Five cases in last six months among 15- to 19-year-olds, including one in Vernon

Province rejects Ajax mine in Kamloops

KGHM Ajax had proposed a 1,700-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine, just southwest of Kamloops

Border officers rally at B.C.’s Peace Arch

CBSA employees tire of ‘lack of respect’

Most Read