The Ministry of Labour will work with affected Ministries to consult with stakeholders to review the Special Advisors' recommendation to remove the exclusions under the Labour Relations Act taking into account ongoing litigation. Currently the following professions are excluded from collective bargaining: domestics, hunters and trappers, members of the architectural, dental, land surveying, legal or medical profession and agricultural and horticultural employees. The Special Advisors recommend that these groups should be covered by the LRA.
Abolishing these exemptions would mark a significant and unacceptable change from Ontario's long-standing approach to Labour Relations legislation. Removing certain exemptions will be extremely challenging for these industries, whose entire planning has been developed around these exemptions for generations.