The following press release was issued by the federal Liberal Party. It confirms that the Liberals would repeal Bill C-525 and Bill C-377, and that they would work collaboratively to develop a made-in-Canada solution to Canada’s skills shortage.

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2015.

Trudeau: Labour movement essential to middle class growth

TORONTO – A Liberal government will work with Canada’s labour movement to create jobs, grow the economy, and strengthen the middle class, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today at the 2015 LiUNA Local 183 Family Day Event in Toronto.

“As one of the leading forces fighting for well-paying, good quality jobs, unions are vital to promoting and protecting Canada’s middle class,” said Mr. Trudeau. “Hard-working Canadians deserve a government that, instead of attacking unions, works with them to ensure that everyone has a real and fair chance at success.”

A Liberal government will ensure respect, fairness, and inclusion for Canada’s labour movement. Liberals will repeal the Conservatives’ unfair Bills C-377 and C-525. We will work with provinces and territories, workers, and employers to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), to ensure that all Canadians can retire with dignity. We will work collaboratively to develop a “made in Canada” solution to solve the skills shortage in our country, by investing directly in skills development and by assisting training centres with the costs of investing in trades training. Furthermore, Liberals will be presenting a real plan to update Canada’s roads, bridges, transit, and other infrastructure, which will create jobs and prepare us for the changing global economy.

“While the middle class is struggling to make ends meet, Stephen Harper’s plan has failed to help Canadians get ahead. Instead, he gives billions in benefits to the wealthiest few – a plan irresponsibly supported by Thomas Mulcair,” said Mr. Trudeau. “Only Liberals have the team and the plan to support and protect hard-working Canadians and their families.”