RCMP union bill moves forward without change to health benefits

CBC – Parliament’s public safety committee has deleted two controversial sections of a bill that would have moved injured Mounties from an internal RCMP health services program to provincial workers compensation programs.

Bill C-7 was introduced by the government to bring the RCMP into compliance with a Supreme Court of Canada decision that ruled Mounties have the right to collective bargaining. But C-7 also contained a list of issues excluded from the bargaining table as well as the controversial proposal to shift Mounties hurt on the job to workers compensation.

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