The Senate chose to commit a final decision on the proposed legislation from the government of Canada back to work until Monday, hours after & # 39; debate and testimony & # 39; witnesses.
The Senators were prepared to sit on a Sunday, if necessary, but after nearly eight hours of testimony and debate, decided to share the third and final reading of the Law C-89 to Monday afternoon .
This means that on the entry back to work legislation can & # 39; enter into force as early as Tuesday afternoon, if the legislation is passed Monday.
The session & # 39; six weeks rarely found intense discussions on the government's motivation to compel the workers to return to their jobs, quips partisans and concerns about violations of lease rights.
The controversial bill, if any, shall enter into force in & # 39; noon ET on the day & # 39; after royal assent.
Early Saturday, a member of the group & # 39; Senators Independent (ISG) who requested anonymity because it was not authorized to speak publicly, told CBC News many members of the ISG have concerns about Bill C-89 and if comply with rental fees.
In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that Canadian workers have a fundamental right to strike, protected by the constitution.
Not good on the account
The senator said that there was concern about the reason behind the government was applying pressure to have a meeting "extraordinary" Senate, suspend normal rules of debate and try to pass the bill in & # 39; day one.
The justice minister has provided a statement & # 39; paper Senate in & # 39; 1 a.m. ET Saturday to address concerns about workers' rights.
That statement describes the account considerations and the government believes that incorporates the rights to freedom of & # 39; association and expression.
According to the government, Bill C-89 is consistent with the paper for the continuation of postal services is important for the Canadian economy. And the law, the government argues, prevent ongoing damage to businesses and Canadian b & # 39; in particular need & # 39; postal services – such as rural or older Canadians.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not mention the Canadian economy or businesses, nor does it deal with & # 39; specifically geographical inequality.
The statement again & # 39; other defended the government's actions, saying "Bill is introduced only after efforts failed to make the collective bargaining process has been concluded satisfactorily for all parties The government has taken steps significant to promote the collective bargaining process by encouraging a negotiated settlement of the dispute by the parties. "
Not all senators were thrilled with the document. Sen. Murray Sinclair was not so impressed he said the Senate was "a little surprised that it was not presented to us on toilet paper, what is useless."
Watch: Patty Hajdu explains the need for legislation & # 39; after work
As proceedings began Saturday, Sen. Peter Harder, the government representative in the Senate, introduced legislation b & # 39; "regret".
"Let me be clear, the legislation goes back to work is the last option", he said. "We finally."
Talked more about disruption to Canadians, and said that he prefers to reach agreement without parliamentary intervention.
However, he said that is the best way to run & # 39; forward.
"The legislation before us demonstrates a positive approach to resolving difficult and delicate dispute."
If the bill is passed back to work, appoint a mediator-arbitrator to help Canada Post and the union workers to agree. If that fails, resort to binding arbitration.
It took so long?
The Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos told Trudeau Liberals to take five weeks to respond to the rotating strikes.
He finally supports the legislation, but said the Liberals respond "only when matter becomes politically embarrassing."
Senator Yuen Pau Woo, who heads the ISG, commented on the critical nature of the legislation.
"At stake is the long-term sustainability and affordability of postal services to Canada, as well as the rights and working conditions of workers."
He urged the government to jippressax the Red House to hurry Saturday Bill C-89, requesting the appropriate time for senators to digest the debate by the House of Commons.
The panel of business news network business & # 39; CBC discuss the legislation on return to work:
Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) maintained walkouts to turn for a month, resulting in a massive task & # 39; non-sorted mail and parcels in & # 39; postal locations.
The Canada Post said it could take weeks – even stretched to 2019 – to remove work with & # 39; returned built, especially in & # 39; major hubs & # 39; option in & # 39; Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
The 50,000 member & # 39; CUPW, f & # 39; two groups, are demanding better pay for rural and suburban carriers, more job security and guaranteed minimum hours.
The Union leaders this week continued to connect with fierce opposition & # 39; what they say will be constitutional law, in preparation to fight the government's actions in court and in the streets.
The Minister of Labor, Patty Hajdu, defended her government legislation this week, said he is "heavy."
Hajdu and Minister of Public Services Carla Qualtrough appeared before the Senate on Saturday to deliver statements and answer questions.
They were grilled about the length of & # 39; Liberals took time to respond to the strike, possible alternatives to reduce the impact of the attacks and the ultimate goal of labor dispute.
"It is the government's view that the legislation is balanced oerġielament done," Hajdu told the chamber.
Havoc for holidays
Besides ministers appearance, the interim president of Canada Post and the union leader made remarks to the Red House.
"I do not want to discuss here back to work legislation," said Jessica McDonald of Canada Post.
"Despite extensive efforts … to stajnax find the common ground necessary."
This weekend, the Canada Post expects to deliver 30,000 packages only, when originally planned for 500,000, she said, stressing the charge that the strike is taking on consumers.
The President of the CUPW, Mike Palecek, erred in his comments, and asked those fictional statistics.
He gave multiple stories & # 39; workers were injured & # 39; at work, or working overtime as extensive as they hardly see their families.
And condemned the bill back to work.
"The Our rental fees have yet to be broken," he said. "I do not believe that this bill is necessary, I believe it is an impediment to improving labor relations at Canada Post."