Keep Ontario Working - Media Backgrounder

July 27, 2016

TORONTO, ON. July 27, 2016 – In the coming months, Ontario’s leading industry and sector associations will work together through the Keep Ontario Working initiative to motivate employers and employees alike to take a more active interest in the Changing Workplaces Review and ensure that we are improving legislation to support workers’ rights and a prosperous economy. The Keep Ontario Working initiative is comprised of the province’s leading employer bodies, including:

  • Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • Food & Beverage Ontario 
  • National Association of Canadian Consulting Businesses
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Ontario Forest Industries Association 
  • Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association
  • Restaurants Canada 
  • Retail Council of Canada
  • Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
  • Other employers and employer groups.

With the Interim Report of the Changing Workplaces Review released today, the Special Advisors will begin a period of taking public comment before preparing a final report for Ontario’s Minister of Labour, the Hon. Kevin Flynn. The two Special Advisors leading the consultations: C. Michael Mitchell, formerly of Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, and the Honourable John C. Murray, a former justice of the Ontario Superior Court and prominent management labour lawyer.

We need you to get involved. Send a letter to your MPP and take action to Keep Ontario Working.
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