Keep Ontario Working Coalition
The OCC has taken a leadership position among Ontario’s industry and sector associations to bring together a broad coalition called the Keep Ontario Working (KOW) group. The KOW group will be releasing a full economic impact analysis of Bill 148 and report later this summer. As the Ontario Chamber continues there advocacy work, they are encouraging employers to share their stories and contact their MPPs directly.
Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act)
Last week OCC Director of Policy, Ashley Challinor, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, calling on the government to slow the pace of change that will come because of Bill 148. Read Ashley's remarks here. The Toronto Sun also featured an op-ed from the OCC VP of Policy and Government Relations, Karl Baldauf, furthering our message of how this legislation will have devastating impacts throughout the Province. Read the op-ed here.
Over the month of July, Karl has been visiting chambers and boards of trade across the province to educate local communities about this legislation. Check out local media coverage at our events in Kingston, Brockville, Owen Sound, Oshawa and Northumberland County.