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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

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  1. The LIberals must stand their ground and not let the Teachers obfuscation intimidate them. The Teachers are branding this as an issue of Constitutional rights when the rights they claim do not exist and the Supreme Court made this very clear last year in SCC Fraser v Ontario 2011. In 30 years of Charter litigation Organized Labour has tried to claim that the Charter protects the right to strike, to union dues, to Labour Board mediation, to compulsory arbitration and to majority representation and they have always lost. The Teachers Challenge must go to Court where it will be squashed long before it gets to the SCC so the public understands that the unions are crying wolf. Otherwise every government in Canada will be stuck with endless frivolous labour litigation whenever any government is faced with fiscal challenges and tries to reign in the public sector.