According to infallible Twitter, the Montreal Canadiens have issued (filed? I don’t know what the legal term is) a cease and desist order to prevent the NHL from locking out players. It appears that the NHLPA is not an officially registered union in Quebec, and under Quebec law an employer can’t lock out employees who are not represented by a union.
I wonder when the Habs figured this out. I don’t remember any such maneuver back in 2004.
But I have a question: aren’t the Habs actually issuing a cease and desist order to themselves here? I mean, the Montreal Canadiens are part of the NHL; the Habs owners are part of the “NHL owners” who are threatening a lock-out. To what degree does this represent a serious divide among the owners?
What’s the Canadien equivalent of the Supreme Court?