October 30, 2018
With no clear poverty reduction strategy from the Ontario government, the proposed amendments to Ontario’s labour laws are a setback for families trying to lift themselves out of poverty. Ontario Campaign 2000 is deeply concerned by the Ontario government’s recent announcements related to the Making Ontario Open for Business Act. Recent reforms to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and Employment Standards Act (ESA) sought to improve worker’s rights, particularly for those in precarious jobs. With the suggested changes, working families’ livelihoods and pathways to a healthy and prosperous life are now again in jeopardy.