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Open Letter to the Ontario Chamber Network re: Bill 148

January 19, 2018

from the desk of Rocco Rossi,  President & CEO
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

capture of @OntarioCofC tweet

January 19, 2018:  Open Letter to the Ontario Chamber Network re: Bill 148

from the desk of Rocco Rossi,  President & CEO
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) understands the significant impact that recent increases to the minimum wage and expansion of labour and employment standards are having on all businesses.  For months, we have forewarned that these reforms would have unintended consequences and now we are seeing them come to fruition as businesses take extra-ordinary actions.

Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne tweeted “I’m happy to talk to any business owner about the minimum wage.” We welcome this openness by the Premier, and we encourage all Ontario businesses to contact the Premier to discuss how the quick implementation of these reforms is harming their ability to do business in the province. Furthermore, we encourage businesses to also tell the Premier that further offsets must be extended in the 2018 provincial budget in order to deal with rising input
costs.  (read the entire letter here)

 

We encourage you to contact Premier Wynne at
premier@ontario.ca or 416-325-1941

This is a Provincial Issue.
Our local Members of Provincial Parliament:

Thunder Bay – Atikokan
Bill Mauro, MPP
807.597.2629
bmauro.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org 

Thunder Bay – Superior North
Michael Gravelle, MPP
807.345.3647
mgravelle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org 

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