The Canadian Press

2012-03-14 | Air Canada Legislation

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The Harper government passed legislation March 14th designed to prevent a strike or lockout at Air Canada. In arguing for closure on debating the legislation, Labor Minister Lisa Raitt told the Commons the government had no choice but to bring in the bill in the best interest of the country. (Labor unrest continued though, with a wildcat strike by ground workers at Toronto's Pearson International and dozens of pilots twice calling in sick, delaying or cancelling hundreds of flights. In July, a federal arbitrator sided with Air Canada in its labor dispute with the union representing its pilots.)

Date: 2012-03-14
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we attempt to help the parties reach deals at the table when it becomes apparent that it is impossible to do so the government then acts in the best interest of Canadians and that's exactly what we're doing we're standing with Canadians and the public interest in protecting the economy >>