An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers)

This bill was last introduced in the 43rd Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2021.


Scott Duvall  NDP

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


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of Dec. 3, 2020
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to make it an offence for employers to use replacement workers to perform all or part of the duties of employees who are on strike or locked out.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

December 3rd, 2020 / 10:35 a.m.
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Scott Duvall NDP Hamilton Mountain, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-258, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers).

Madam Speaker, it is my honour to introduce a private member's bill that would protect workers in the event of a strike or lockout. I would sincerely like to thank my colleague for Edmonton Strathcona for seconding this bill.

This bill would offer workers the protection the Liberals have been promising for years, but have failed to deliver. When employers hire scab replacement workers during a strike or lockout, it is unfair to the workers and undermines their right to collective bargaining.

This bill would cover federally regulated employees, which would allow the government to implement the same kinds of provisions that already exist in provinces like Quebec and British Columbia, and show leadership at the federal level. It is time to protect Canadian workers and their right to bargain collectively.

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