Reforming Labour Laws: There’s a Lot on the line

Dear Peter,

Ontario’s labour laws are set for review this year and there is a lot on the line.

It has been 20 years since labour laws were re-opened in Ontario and that was under a Mike Harris government, when many of the gains made during the province’s first-ever NDP government were rolled back.

Now there is new hope. The Wynne government has bent to pressure from the labour movement, sustained media attention to the growing trend towards precarious work and the ensuing public outcry.

Yesterday, the “Changing Workplaces Review” began consultations in Toronto and they will be rolling out across the province over the months ahead.

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