An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act (RCMP members and special constables) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Dan McTeague  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of Dec. 7, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the definition “employee” in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Labour Relations Act so that members and special constables of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are no longer excluded from enjoying the same rights as other federal public servants with respect to grievance procedures and collective bargaining.

The enactment repeals Part III of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, which provides for grievance procedures. That Part is no longer necessary, as the grievance procedures set out in Part 2 of the Public Service Labour Relations Act will now be available to members and special constables of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In addition, there are a number of consequential amendments to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act as a result of the repeal of Part III.

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Public Service Labour Relations ActRoutine Proceedings

December 7th, 2006 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Dan McTeague Liberal Pickering—Scarborough East, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-392, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act (RCMP members and special constables) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.

Mr. Speaker, I promise not to tax your patience in this very brief introduction of this important bill. I am pleased to introduce today a bill to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.

The bill seeks to provide rank and file members of the RCMP with access to collective bargaining in a grievance procedure. These two fundamental labour rights are available to members of the federal public service and are the main elements in any labour relations agreement. In addition, most police forces across Canada already provide their members with a collective bargaining process and a grievance procedure.

I thank the hon. member for Vancouver East for her co-sponsorship of the bill. We hope it will help establish more harmonious labour relations inside the RCMP, one based on trust, dialogue and, of course, mutual respect.

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