Ontario Protects Employees’ Tips and Gratuities

New Rules Start on June 10 Starting tomorrow, Ontario is making it illegal for employers to take employees’ tips and other gratuities, except in limited circumstances. Employers will also not be able to make deductions from tips for things like spillage, breakage, losses or damage. These rules affect employers and employees covered by the Employment […]

Ontario Proposing Changes to Cut Red Tape

Province Helping Businesses Save Time and Money Ontario is proposing changes to 50 different statutes to reduce regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money, while protecting environmental and health standards and enhancing worker safety. Today, Minister Brad Duguid introduced the Burden Reduction Act, 2016. If passed, the proposed Act would help the […]

Ontario Releases New Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario Releases New Climate Change Action Plan

Plan Charts Course to an Innovative, Low-Carbon Economy Ontario is continuing to lead in the growth of the low-carbon economy with the release of the province’s Climate Change Action Plan, which will provide people and businesses with tools and incentives to accelerate the use of clean technology that exists today. Through this plan, the province will […]

Ontario Passes Legislation to Allow Ranked Ballot Option for Municipal Elections

Province Modernizes Municipal Elections Tuesday Ontario passed legislation to give municipalities the option of using ranked ballots in future municipal elections, beginning in 2018. The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016 reforms the Municipal Elections Act. It will increase transparency and accountability by: Making campaign finance rules clearer and easier to follow for voters, candidates and […]

Ontario Sets Gender Diversity Targets

Ontario Sets Gender Diversity Targets

Women to Make Up 40 Per Cent of Provincial Boards and Agencies by 2019 Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced new gender diversity targets to ensure more women have the opportunity to reach top leadership positions at provincial agencies and other government organizations. The Ontario government has set a target that, by 2019, women make up […]

Celebrate the Good Things Grown In Ontario This Local Food Week

Celebrate the Good Things Grown In Ontario This Local Food Week

2016 Local Food Report Highlights Success Stories and Local Food Champions Celebrate Ontario’s third annual Local Food Week this June 6 – 12 by trying some of the fresh and locally-grown food and beverages produced, grown and harvested here in Ontario. The third annual Local Food Week kicked off with the launch of the 2016 […]