Senate Passes Legislation Ordering Canada Post Employees Back To Work

The legislation has already received royal assent, and will take effect Tuesday at noon ET.

The Canada Post strike has ended in back-to-work legislation.

With a brewing backlash throughout the country among Canadians anxious to ensure Christmas gifts are sent and received on time, the Trudeau government and Liberal-dominated Senate have ordered Canada Post employees back to work.

The government said they ‘exhausted all other options,’ and passed the legislation to prevent damage to the economy.

The legislation brings an end to the rotating strikes.

It passed easily, with 53 votes in favour and 25 against.

Unsurprisingly, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says they will challenge the legislation (Bill C-89) in court.

Still, the strike is ended, and while tensions will certainly remain high between Canada Post executives and employees, potential chaos during Christmas has been averted.

Spencer Fernando

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