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Bill C-59 Constitutional Challenge Update
Publish Date: 04-FEB-2016 01:17 PM
A case conference was held by the Court on February 2, 2016 to deal with procedural matters in the context of the Application against Bill C-59 as well as the Application against Bill C-4. 
First Signs of Improved Labour RelationsFirst Signs of Improved Labour Relations
Publish Date: 22-JAN-2016 03:03 PM
In correspondence dated January 21, 2016, the Treasury Board advised federal public sector unions that it intended on making the repeal of Division 20 of Bill C-59 one of its first orders of business.  
Bill C-59 Constitutional Challenge Update
Publish Date: 28-OCT-2015 10:35 AM
The Institute, CAPE and a number of other unions had filed a motion for injunctive relief with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice seeking to prevent the implementation of Division 20 of Bill C-59.  
Update - Constitutional Challenge to Bill C-59
Publish Date: 23-SEP-2015 03:43 PM
On June 29th, the Institute, CAPE as well as 10 other federally regulated bargaining agents jointly filed a constitutional challenge against Bill C-59 at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Shortly thereafter, the PSAC filed their own challenge at the same court.  
Constitutional Challenge to Harper’s Budget Bill (C-59)
Publish Date: 02-SEP-2015 12:06 PM
Legislation enacting the latest budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 (Bill C-59) has finally received royal assent.  
 Constitutional Challenge to Conservative Government’s 2015 Budget Bill Constitutional Challenge to Conservative Government’s 2015 Budget Bill
Publish Date: 29-JUN-2015 03:23 PM
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, legislation enacting the latest budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 (Bill C-59) received royal assent.  
Update on challenge to Bill C-59 – Date set for hearing injunction motionUpdate on challenge to Bill C-59 – Date set for hearing injunction motion
Publish Date: 19-AUG-2015 02:04 PM
Earlier this month, the Institute and 12 other unions filed a motion for an interlocutory injunction seeking to prevent the Treasury Board from exercising the powers granted to it by C-59 in relation to sick leave.  
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance: Bill C-59 - June 4, 2015 (PDF)Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance: Bill C-59 - June 4, 2015 (PDF)
Publish Date: 03-JUN-2015 09:15 AM
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (the “Institute”) represents 55,000 professionals across Canada’s public sector, the vast majority of whom work in the federal public service. Its members are directly affected by Economic Action Plan 2015, No. 1, (“Bill C-59”), in particular Division 20, which grants to Treasury Board the unilateral power to establish and modify, despite the Public Service Labour Relations Act [PSLRA], terms and conditions of employment related to the sick leave of employees in the core public administration.  
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance: Bill C-59 - June 3, 2015 (PDF)Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance: Bill C-59 - June 3, 2015 (PDF)
Publish Date: 03-JUN-2015 09:01 AM
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (the “Institute”) represents 55,000 professionals across Canada’s public sector, the vast majority of whom work in the federal public service. Its members are directly affected by Economic Action Plan 2015, No. 1, (“Bill C-59”), in particular Division 20, which grants to Treasury Board the unilateral power to establish and modify, despite the Public Service Labour Relations Act [PSLRA], terms and conditions of employment related to the sick leave of employees in the core public administration.  
Bill C-59 (Budget Implementation Act): Federal Public Service Unions File Joint Complaint with International Labour Organization (ILO)
Publish Date: 15-MAY-2015 01:26 PM
Canada’s 18 federal public service unions met earlier this week to decide their next move in response to the tabling of Division 20 of Bill C-59, the Budget Implementation Act (BIA), which gives the government the authority to unilaterally amend the sick leave provisions of the collective agreements covering employees of the core public service.  
Preparing for the Federal Budget 2015 Preparing for the Federal Budget 2015
Publish Date: 07-OCT-2014 03:10 PM
The Institute submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the government’s annual pre-budget consultation process.