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e-599 (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Patricia Yendrys from Surrey, British Columbia, on October 18, 2016, at 8:51 a.m. (EDT)
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C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures
Collective bargaining
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Whereas:
  • In January 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada granted all non-commissioned RCMP regular and civilian members the right to collectively bargain. Restrictions found in Bill C-7, as adopted by the House of Commons are, given their extent and nature, inconsistent with s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and may be unconstitutional. Problems with Bill C-7, as adopted by the House of Commons, include amongst others (i) undue restrictions on the scope of bargaining in various areas, such as staffing levels, equipment, and harassment, (ii) broader restrictions than any other legislation governing police collective bargaining in Canada, (iii) that RCMP bargaining agent will be precluded from negotiating collective agreement provisions governing key areas affecting the safety and security of their members; and
  • The Senate amendments to Bill C-7 rectify some of the collective bargaining issues identified above.
We, the undersigned, Members of the RCMP and citizens of Canada, call upon the Prime Minister of Canada and the House of Commons to accept the Senate's amendments, leaving out secret balloting, and adopt Bill C-7 forthwith.
Fleetwood—Port Kells
Liberal
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 12, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01327)
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : October 18, 2016, at 8:51 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : February 15, 2017, at 8:51 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
239
British Columbia
654
Manitoba
96
New Brunswick
64
Newfoundland and Labrador
22
Northwest Territories
8
Nova Scotia
68
Nunavut
8
Ontario
168
Prince Edward Island
9
Quebec
80
Saskatchewan
70
Yukon
6
Other Countries
5
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