NS protesters march in opposition to Bill 100

April 29, 2015

Protesters marched at Cape Breton University and at Province House in Halifax on Monday to express their opposition to Nova Scotia's controversial Bill 100. The demonstrators said that the bill could take away university employees' right to strike, should an institution claim financial difficulty. "This bill is unconstitutional," said Marc Lamoureux, President of the Saint Mary's University Faculty Union and of the Association of NS University Teachers. Lamoureux said that the bill could also stifle the ability of faculty to criticize university actions. NS Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Kelly Regan said that the bill's provisions around collective bargaining are meant to be used only as a last resort. Chronicle-Herald | Metro News