Changing the Face of Labour Law in Nova Scotia

Since the Nova Scotia Liberal government was elected in October 2013, it has brought down a breathtaking barrage on labour, restricting the right to strike, curtailing collective bargaining rights, demonizing public sector workers, gerrymandering bargaining units and picking favourites among unions. This report by Larry Haiven and Judy Haiven explains the events leading up to these changes and offers some insights into what could and should come next, particularly in the context of recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling regarding freedom of association for workers and their unions.