In 2002 legislation was passed that removed class size limits in schools in British Columbia. That legislation, called Bill 28, was deemed unconstitutional in 2011 because it stripped teachers' right to collectively bargain to have class sizes limited.
The Site C hydroelectric project planned for construction on the Peace River is the largest public infrastructure project in the history of the province. When complete, the $8 billion endeavor is expected to provide clean, affordable power to people in B.C. for more than 100 years. Construction on the site is expected to commence in summer 2015, providing about 10,000 construction jobs.
For the second time in a month, the Supreme Court of Canada has made a landmark ruling on public-sector labour law. The first ruling, which we discussed in a recent post, gives Mounties the right to engage in meaningful collective bargaining. Now, in a case involving public-sector unions in Saskatchewan, the Court has upheld public-sector employees' right to strike.