Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, will repeal the punitive anti-labour laws passed in the previous session through Bill C-377 and Bill C-525. It would restore the bargaining certification process that existed before June 15, 2015, and do away with the unreasonable financial disclosure rules imposed on unions.
The Bill has passed the House of Commons and has now been referred to the Senate for study. The Bill was introduced to the Senate on October 20, 2016, and is in Second Reading as of November 1, 2016.
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act, will amend the Canada Pension Plan by making increases to pension benefits, contributions, and pensionable earnings. Additionally it would create the Additional Canada Pension Plan Account.
The Bill has passed the House of Commons and has now been referred to the Senate. It was introduced to the Senate on December 1, 2016, and is currently in Third Reading.
Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, will allow Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to establish target benefit pension plans. Employers would have the ability to persuade individual active and retired employees to exchange their defined benefit pension plans for target benefit pension plans.
The Bill is making its way through the House of Commons. It was introduced to the House on October 19, 2016, and is currently in First Reading.