Layton to reporters: Conservative government was backing the wrong side in threatening back-to-work legislation

Jack Layton, leader of the pro-union New Democratic Party, the biggest opposition party in Parliament, told reporters the Conservative government was backing the wrong side in threatening back-to-work legislation.

“It wasn’t too long ago that the working folks who made that airline run took huge cutbacks in order to keep that airline afloat, and then we have the CEO walking away with millions and then wanting to take away pensions (the workers) were counting on for their retirement,” he said.

 

Reuters article June 15

 

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