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


Alexandre Boulerice  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 Oct. 27, 2022

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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.


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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

October 27th, 2022 / 10:05 a.m.
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Alexandre Boulerice NDP Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-302, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers).

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House to introduce this bill that is so important to NDP supporters. The NDP has always been the party for workers.

There has been a flaw in the Canada Labour Code for years. It does not ban the use of replacement workers during a labour dispute. That upsets the balance of power to the detriment of workers.

This is not the first time the NDP has introduced such a bill. My former colleague Karine Trudel introduced similar legislation in 2016, and Scott Duvall did the same in 2019.

I am extremely pleased to introduce this bill so that we can have a robust and up-to-date Canada Labour Code that protects the rights of workers in the case of a labour dispute by preventing the use of replacement workers.

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