Premier John Buchanan’s Conservative government passed its multi-plant Trade Union Act amendment in the Nova Scotia Legislature, later known as the Michelin Bill, that required the simultaneous signing of workers from all “interdependent” plants. This was retroactive and made the previous application for union certification, which was conducted in October at the Michelin Granton plant, null and void. The results of the Granton plant vote were never known and the Act effectively stopped the unionization of Michelin.