Special Message from the President & CEO: Have Your Say on the Proposed Changing Workplaces Legislation

BY mmarchand

As our members are well aware, the cost structure of doing business in Ontario is rapidly rising with electricity prices up 400%, cap and trade, and proposed hikes to the
minimum wage and workplace changes.

We want our members to have their say and encourage you to participate in hearings for the Standing Committee on the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: TBA
Location: Windsor-Essex, exact location TBA

Presenter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

To present in person at a meeting you must email the Clerk of the Committee (Eric Rennie at erennie@ola.org) with your name, mailing address, phone number and email address for consideration.

If you wish to make a written submission to the committee, you must send the submission before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017. For more information on attending the meetings or to make a submission click here.

For additional information on the Changing Workplace Review, download the presentation (PDF) from our Changing Workplaces Review information session held on June 22, 2017, presented by the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation. Peter Hrastovec (Shibley Righton LLP), Nancy Jammu-Taylor (McTague Law Firm LLP), and David M. Amyot (McTague Law Firm LLP) briefed Chamber members and guests on the Ontario government's proposed changes to employment standards and how it will affect business.

Please participate in this important event, as we need to work together to ensure the voice of business is heard on these crucial issues.