Sweeping changes to Ontario’s labour legislation have workers and lower-income families cheering over a huge boost to minimum wage and benefits, but the province’s business community warns that the moves will make the province less competitive and drastically raise costs in ways that would be passed on to all Ontarians.
According to a recent Toronto Public Health report, about 500,000 people in Toronto live in older apartment buildings, and most lack central air.
We hear from business owners and those seeing a bump in their paycheques.
ACORN members in Ottawa have been fighting for wage increases since 2008 so we're happy to see the Ontario government bring forward a $15/hr min wage. // Les membres d'ACORN Ottawa luttent pour des augmentations de salaire depuis 2008, de sorte que nous sommes heureux de voir le gouvernement de l'Ontario annoncer un salaire minimum de 15 $ / heure.
Ontario employers will have to pay $15 per hour by 2019.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced a host of changes to labour laws in the province, as the changing nature of work leaves people with less secure jobs, fewer benefits and fewer protections.
Today, the Ontario Government announced plans to the increase minimum wage to $15 by 2019, raise Employment Standards and tighten enforcement, and make important changes to the Labour Relations Act.
Gisele Bouvier speaks to CBC and Radio Canada about $15 minimum wage, paid sick days and improvements to scheduling
The board endorsed a staff report that instead encouraged owners to provide communal cool spaces and retrofit buildings.
Labour advocates applaud sweeping labour reforms and Ontario’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but say it needs to happen soon
Jonethan Brigley, chair of the Dartmouth chapter of ACORN, tells us about their new tenant survey to gauge the experiences of Nova Scotia renters.
An online survey is being conducted by the Association of Community Organization for Reform to gather tenant perspectives on their rental properties.
City staff in Halifax considering inspecting units before allowing landlords to rent them out
Loans available for homes up to $280K in HRM and up to $150K in rest of province
While ACORN and our allies were able to achieve successes for low-to-moderate income people - some announced in today’s budget and some last week on rent control - today’s budget makes it clear that we need to continue to pressure the Provincial government to make Ontario an affordable place for regular people to live.
On April 20, a myriad of Ontario housing organizations celebrated a major win when the provincial government announced its Fair Housing Act, implementing rent control for almost all apartments, cracking down on illegal evictions, and getting rid of illegal leases.
Oshawa ACORN leaders Donna-Leigh Rowley and Christeen Thorton are getting things done for tenants in Oshawa.
Toronto-like system would protect tenants from negligent landlords, group says
While advocates praised many of the province’s new measures, landlords were furious and political opponents dismissed promises as ‘desperate’ move.
And landlord groups say province's controls will damage market while hurting tenants and property owners.
Ontario premier announces Fair Housing Plan to help cool hot market
Tenant rights says rent control should go further, apply to empty units