Organized labour’s advocacy roleHow unions put the brakes on the biggest privatization plan in Ontario’s historyBy David T.A. Côté10/02/2002|Canadian Employment Law Today While the political dust may have settled, it's interesting to review the recent decision in the case of Payne v. Ontario (Minister of Energy, Science and Technology) 2002 CarswellOnt 2394 (O.S.C.) This case, brought by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), held that the Ontario government did not have the power, under recently enacted legislation, to privatize Ontario Hydro. The decision was a surprise to many and effectively stopped what would have been one of the largest securities offerings in Ontario history. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.