Labour relations has always played a leadership role in Canada. Businesses and unions represent vital interests in our communities.
Their interactions have set many of the important ground rules by which we live. This is because work and work opportunities are central to us all. It is upon businesses or jobs that we build our lives. The content of labour law is therefore very telling about a society and its direction.
I thought it might be therapeutic, if not instructive, to reflect on this leadership role.