Back-to-Work Legislation Clears the House

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From CBC:

A Conservative bill ordering 48,000 Canada Post employees back to work cleared the House of Commons on Saturday night after a marathon debate and several failed opposition attempts to amend it.

The House gave third reading to the bill just after 8 p.m. by a vote of 158-113, about 58 hours after the debate began.

The legislation, which imposes a four-year contract and certain wage increases on the workers, goes to the Senate on Sunday morning. It would go into force 24 hours after receiving royal assent.

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