Dear Mr. Poilièvre:
I came across the short statement you made in the House of Commons on April 30, 2013, regarding the press conference held by Liberal Senators and unions in opposition to a Bill that was introduced by your Conservative government, Bill C-377.
Everyone knows how little empathy the government, including yourself, has towards unions. In reality, Bill C‑377 is your way of attacking a workers freedom of association. Under the guise of what you hypocritically called “transparency” in your statement yesterday, you will require unions to make public a vast amount of information that may be personal, violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and creating a cumbersome system within the Canadian Revenue Agency that will cost taxpayers a lot of money.
The Conservative Party of Canada is no shining example of transparency. Was it not your government that the Parliamentary Budget Officer took to court for failing to provide him with the information to which he is entitled under the law? Was it not Stephen Harper who, in 2010, received a code of secrecy award from the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec?