I’m not one of those people who thinks musicians should just shut up about world hunger. I believe everyone’s entitled to their opinions.
But there’s a difference between a single person expressing an opinion on a subject they’re not well-known for, and a group expressing an opinion on behalf of its members, on a topic that’s completely irrelevant to the group’s function.
So why are Quebec’s unions taking a hard-line stance against Israel in the Mideast debate? Surely there are people in unions here who disagree with this position, and yet have had it thrust upon them.
It’s things like this that give unions (and union management) a bad name here.