Bill C-377. The bill, sponsored by MP Russ Hiebert (Conservative, Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale), requires labour organizations to disclose detailed financial reports to the federal government. Hiebert states that the goal of the bill is "to increase transparency and accountability in another group of public institutions – labour unions."
In the IWW, we disclose our financial details to our members at monthly
general membership branch meetings. In the interest of solidarity,
transparency and self-management we believe that our rank-and-file
members have a right to know how their dues are spent, and to have a say
in the management of our union.
Various trade unions have similar rules on delivering financial reports
to their membership, though they do not emphasize self-management of the
union by their rank-and-file. The way towards improving the structure
of those unions is by agitation for greater democracy from within, not
by mandating that financial details be reported to the federal
The latest developments on Bill C-377 can be found on the Open Parliament website.