Originally published by the Edmonton Sun on April 17, 2017
Alberta’s opposition parties joined forces Tuesday morning to demand the government “extend and enhance” its review of labour legislation.
The deadline for the consultation is Tuesday at midnight and Wildrose MLA Glenn van Dijken said the review is “causing dread and uncertainty across Alberta.”
Van Dijken stressed that the opposition parties weren’t making policy proposals about what should change in the labour relations and employment standards code, but were simply calling for a more thorough consultation.
The opposition parties have been hammering the government in question period about the review since the spring session kicked off in March, demanding more consultation with business and warning about changes to the labour relations code that will benefit unions.