Friday, June 08, 2007

Another step on the road to perdition.

Today the Supreme Court of Canada announced that collective bargaining is protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Previous decisions of the Blackbirds held that Canadians have no right to private property.  Or freedom of speech (that'd be the hate speech legislation).  Or guns.

Just to be clear, unions are protected by the Charter but not people.  This concludes our Perdition road trip for today.

The Phantom

2 comments:

lberia said...

Yeah, pretty scary...governments can't break negotiated contracts anymore.

The Phantom said...

Spoken like a true unionist. They can take your house, your car, and they can still fire you (there is always a way) but your union's contract is safe!

Awesome!

Unions and contracts exist only on paper dude. People have rights, paper doesn't. Except in Backwards Land where we now live.