An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.

Sponsor

Alexa McDonough  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 27, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations ActRoutine Proceedings

February 27th, 2002 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-435, an act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff).

Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege today to introduce a bill, seconded by the member for Churchill, to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act. Most Canadians are probably unaware that parliamentary employees do not now enjoy full collective bargaining rights or full human rights protections.

The federal court and Canadian Human Rights Tribunal employees have those rights. Surely it is time, in fact past time, that MP and senator staff members enjoy the very same full employment and human rights protections. The bill seeks to remedy this anachronistic, unacceptable and embarrassing injustice.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)