Back-to-work bill for rail workers clears Commons

CBC News

The Harper government has pushed back-to-work legislation through the House of Commons to end a week-long strike by Canadian Pacific Railway workers.

The Tories used their majority to limit debate, setting in motion a series of overnight votes that saw the bill clear the Commons just after 1:20 a.m. ET. The final vote was 157-139.

The bill will now go to the Conservative-dominated Senate for Royal Assent later today.

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