Union organizations are private organizations, but their financing relies on an indirect power to tax known as the Rand formula. They also enjoy various tax breaks, like a tax credit for union dues, a tax exemption for strike pay as well as tax credits for contributions to labour-sponsored funds. Despite these quasi-public financing prerogatives, Quebec union organizations generally do not exhibit financial transparency and have very few obligations in this regard.
Links of interest
Media Release :: The MEI proposes greater financial transparency for unions, like in France
Media Release (in French only) October 19, 2011 :: La CSQ démontre que l'IEDM est plus transparent que les syndicats
With compulsory financing comes mandatory transparency :: Brief presented before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (November 2012)
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