The Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., has launched consultations on the federal government’s plan to introduce legislation by the end of 2023 to prohibit the use of replacement workers in federally regulated workplaces during a strike or lockout. This will make sure that all workers in federally regulated sectors continue to benefit from a meaningful right to strike. Consultations will also seek input on mproving the maintenance of activities process. By improving this process, the intention is to limit interruptions and protect collective bargaining while continuing to protect Canadians during a work stoppage. However, the Government is not looking to expand the types of services that need to be maintained during a strike or lockout. Interested parties are invited to share their feedback by December 16, 2022. Following the consultation period, the feedback received will inform the development of legislation.