« Home | Quebec Solidaire Kicks A Beaver In Latest Politica... » | Stephen Harper Has Created The Worst Deficit In Ca... » | Saskatchewan's So Called 'Fiscal Conservative' Pre... » | 'So long, and thanks for all the orange juice!' - ... » | Nuclear regulator loses radioactive Cesium-137 aft... » | How Brad Wall And The Sask Party Gov't Recruited A... » | NOT ONE CORPORATE DOLLAR To Go To Brad Wall's New ... » | Corporate Profits By Saskatchewan's Potash Industr... » | Bravo, Mr. Kinsella ... Bravo! » | Even Conservatives Wonder If 'Bully Boy' Tactics A... » 

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 

'Harper's Hand Picked Postal Dispute Arbitrator Must Step Down Due To Political Bias' - Federal Court

"The arbitrator appointed by the government to settle the labour dispute between postal workers and Canada Post should be recused, says a federal court. 

 After the government passed the Restoring Mail Delivery for Canadians Act in June, 2011 – the one that prompted a lengthy filibuster by the new opposition New Democrats – Guy Dufort was appointed as the arbitrator in the disagreement. 

But then Dufort informed both Canada Post and the postal workers afterward that he had been involved with the Conservative party in 2010, as well as having been the prosecutor for Canada Post during a past pay dispute which lasted from 1998 to 2003. 

Given the latter, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) asked that Dufort recuse himself. A federal court has now agreed with them. “In light of the unique context of labour relations and the special Law, the Court concludes that a reasonable and sensible person might worry that the arbitrator is biased because of these two reasons,” the court concluded. 

The court has ordered Dufort to recues himself and for Labour Minister Lisa Raitt to appoint a new arbitrator." ipolitics

Follow leftdog on Twitter

About Me



  • -Carmichael-
  • Things I Read

    • -Canadian Political Viewpoints-
    • -ZAG-
    • -Next Year Country-
    • -Huffington Post: Canada-
    • -Let Freedom Rain-
    • -Informed On Information-
    • -Wellington Post-NDP-
    • -Trapped In A Whirlpool-
    • -Larry Hubich's Blog-
    • -ROGERISM-
    • -Leftdog's Daily KOS Blog Page-
    • -Dipper Chick
    • -Ideagist -
    • -Al Barger's MORETHINGS.COM-
    • -Canadian Cynic-
    • Saskatchewan Progressive Bloggers
    • My Zimbio
      Top Stories
    • Blogarama - The Blog Directory
    • Politics Blogs - Blog Top Sites
      View blog authority
    • Display Pagerank
    • Canada's NDP
Powered by Blogger
and Blogger Templates