Labour Studies Index

Organized Labour and Constitutional Reform Under Mulroney

Document type Article
Author Savage, Larry
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 60
Date 2007 Fall
ISSN 0700-3862
Pages 137-170


The article looks at the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the Québec Federation of Labour (FTQ) during the tenure of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. It discusses the CLC and FTQ approaches to the Meech Lake Accord, as well as the organized labour's approach to dealing with the Charlottetown Accord. It explores how the longstanding party-union relationship deranged the trade union movement's weak constitutional perspective.