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Clarification in Senate on bill C-377

Debates of the Senate (Hansard)

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Senator Ringuette: I would like to make a clarification.

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: In that case, I think the chamber agrees to hear your clarification. We're listening.

Senator Ringuette: Thank you, honourable senators. This is not a point of order, but indeed a clarification.


I was disturbed by the unjust invasion of privacy for those associations with unions in this bill. I said the name, payment amount and address would be required to be posted publicly. Fortunately, the requirement to disclose specific addresses, while in the original bill, has been removed.

What is required is the name, payment amount and description of the purpose. The point I was making is that the name and payment amount still puts people at risk. One can easily find an address with a simple Internet search, and most unions, being local in nature, means that the connections are extremely easy to be made.