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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/12/2008

Religious objector to union dues loses appeal

Ottawa — A devout Catholic and public servant lost her legal bid last month to have her union dues of $800 a year be diverted from the Public Service Alliance of Canada because it supports gay marriage. Susan Comstock said the union’s stance of “zero tolerance” for homophobia and heterosexism goes against her religious belief and sought to have her union dues go to her church instead. The Federal Court of Appeal ruling upholds an earlier ruling at the Canadian Human Rights Commission.