Mr. Speaker, union bosses continue to ramp up their fiery rhetoric and have engaged in an unprecedented campaign of fear and smear as they dig in their heels to fight our government's responsible and moderate deficit fighting measures.
This week, the union of PSAC is proposing hiking dues on its members with a new levy. What would this new levy be used for? It would be used for partisan purposes, such as political action campaigns, a strike fund that already has over $29 million and a new million dollar fund to impose public sector union resolutions?
First, public servants are not given a choice on whether or not to join the union and now their self-interested bosses want to unanimously impose a partisan levy on the employees they are supposed to be protecting.
Our government will stand strong against public sector union bosses trying to pick the pockets of their own members to pay for their outlandish media campaigns and vote themselves hefty pension bonuses.
We are here for all Canadians, to ensure that —