The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has already begun to engage the newly elected government on important issues, one of which is the legislation the previous government enacted—Bill 148.
Now the Chamber and its network—which includes the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce—is reaching out to business to provide specific evidence of how Bill 148 (the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act) has negatively impacted their business.
The OCC—through the local Chamber—is looking for firm-level financial data and testimonials related to administrative challenges and legal challenges that have been recorded since Bill 148 took effect on January 1, 2018.
The data is being collected anonymously and the Chamber will not be sharing the information publicly. Rather, it will summarize the data in a document that will be shared with government officials.
HERE IS A LINK to the form that the Ontario Chamber is asking members to fill out. It includes three short, demographic questions followed by a free-form opportunity to detail your experiences under a series of headings.
“We all understand how difficult the adjustment to the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act has been on many within our business community,” said Shirley de Silva, president and CEO of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. “We hope that this information will be of use in persuading the government to enact significant changes.”