Eli Ridder | Report
The Senate is sitting Saturday to debate over back-to-work legislation that could end the Canada Post strike by Monday, but there may be senators that slow the process the government is trying to speed up.
The Liberal Party-proposed Bill C-89 passed the House of Commons by a vote of 166 to 23 early Saturday morning during a special session of parliament, largely backed by Conservatives.
An independent senator told CBC News that several of his colleagues have concerns over whether the bill complies with charter rights.
He added that there is uneasiness and questions over the rationale behind government pressure to get the legislation passed within one day.
When the Senate does pass the bill, it will come into affect the day after and members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, that have carried out rotating walkouts for a month, will be forced back to work with disagreements settled via arbitration.
More details to follow. Image of the Canadian Senate from previous files.