“In April, Alberta elected the right-wing United Conservative Party (UCP)to a majority government, ending the one term reign of the left-of-centre New Democratic Party (NDP). The UCP ran on a platform that included a familiar array of conservative policies, including corporate tax cuts and, of interest to us, labor law reform aimed at weakening unions. Alberta has long owned the lowest unionization levels of any jurisdiction in Canada, with private sector union density sitting at about 10 percent. The UCP perceives even this low level of collective bargaining as deeply problematic.”