Labour Studies Index

Public Sector Unions and Electoral Politics in Canada

Document type Book chapter
Author Smith, Charles W.
Series Editor Savage, Larry
Author Savage, Larry
Editor Savage, Larry
Series Editor Ross, Stephanie
Editor Ross, Stephanie
Book Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity
Publisher Fernwood; Halifax
Date 2013
ISBN 9781552665, 1552665844
Pages 46-56


Explores the variable relationship of unions with the federal and provincial NDP (or the Parti Québécois), especially when it was the governing party. Concludes that while electoral participation may still be significant, broader mobilization is necessary for change to be achieved.