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Parliament should end Ottawa's 'impossible' bus strike: reader

Re: "MPs don't want to force House of Commons vote on bus strike," (The Hill Times, Jan. 19, p. 1). Federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose has announced that Ottawa's bus drivers will not be legislated back to work. When Toronto was threatened with a transit strike last year, the Ontario government legislated that system back to work within days. Some disappointed Ottawa citizens had been hoping that the returning federal Parliament, with labour relations jurisdiction over Ottawa's inter-provincial transit system, might consider similar relief for Ottawa.

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Parliament should end Ottawa's 'impossible' bus strike: reader

Re: "MPs don't want to force House of Commons vote on bus strike," (The Hill Times, Jan. 19, p. 1). Federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose has announced that Ottawa's bus drivers will not be legislated back to work. When Toronto was threatened with a transit strike last year, the Ontario government legislated that system back to work within days. Some disappointed Ottawa citizens had been hoping that the returning federal Parliament, with labour relations jurisdiction over Ottawa's inter-provincial transit system, might consider similar relief for Ottawa.

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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