Town Hall explored pros and cons of Bill 148
On Tuesday, July 25 the Chamber hosted a town hall meeting on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, new legislation that proposes sweeping changes to labour and employment regulations. It also proposes a 32% increase of the minimum wage rate by 2019.
Approximately 80 people attended the event, including Chamber members, the general public, a senior policy advisor for the Minister Responsible for Small Business, MPP Bob Bailey and Brooke-Alvinston Mayor Don McGugan. The event started with a presentation of Bill 148 by labour lawyer Susan Houston, followed by comments by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s VP of Policy and Government Relations, Karl Baldauf and the President of the Sarnia and District Labour Council, Jason McMichael. A question and answer period followed.
Bill 148 presentation by Susan Houston, Matthew, Dinsdale and Clark LLP (link to be posted soon)
Keep Ontario Working presentation by Karl Baldauf, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
From left to right: Susan Houston, Karl Baldauf, Jason McMichael