Friday, February 16, 2007

Letter of the Day

In case you missed it, Sun Media columnist Greg Weston had a great column on why Bill 257 is a bad idea.

In response I wrote a letter to the editor, which was printed in today's Toronto Sun as "The Letter of the Day".

Here it is:

MPs must do what's right

Greg Weston's column ("Anti-scab bill a flop," Feb. 15), should be required reading for every Liberal MP.

As Weston makes clear, if the Liberals really care about Canada's economy they will oppose Bill 257.

After all, this bill would give union bosses the power to shut down businesses and to cripple key infrastructure industries such as trucking firms, banks, and telecommunication companies.

What's more, Bill 257 would also deny unionized employees the right to cross a picket line during a strike.

For all these reasons this bill should be scrapped.

We know the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois support Bill 257. Most Conservatives oppose it.

That leaves it up to Stephane Dion and the Liberals. They can either side with big union bosses or they can do what's right for Canada. Let's hope they choose wisely.

Gerry Nicholls
Vice President
National Citizens Coalition

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