Monday, June 20, 2011

Social-Assistance cheques delivered today

Update: Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt introduced the bill to force an end to the work stoppage this afternoon. Unfortunately they only have a couple days to pass the bill before the Commons rises for the summer on Thursday.

Did you know Canada.. today is the day the social-assistance cheques are being delivered even though Canada Post is in a lock-out situation. It's over 9,000 letter carriers that are volunteering to provide this service to Canadians who depend on these cheques to live month-to-month.

There might be some more good news coming today as the government is expected to table back-to-work legislation that would force an end to the work stoppage. If passed, an arbitrator would settle the contract dispute with an agreement that would be binding on both sides.

We'll keep you up to date on the situation!

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