May 30, 2017
By Valerie Massie
Premier Kathleen Wynn has announced some dramatic changes to our labour laws. In addition to phasing in a $15 minimum wage and increasing vacation time, the government will ensure that part-time and contract employees get paid the same wages as full-timers. There are also provisions for paid sick leave and emergency leave. Chris Buckley, president of the Ontario federation of labour, weighs in as does Ryan Mallough, a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.