Posts written in : December 2016

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Posted:
Dec 22
2016

The Minister of National Revenue waives reporting requirements under Bill C-377

News Release | GOVERNMENT OF CANADA December 19, 2016   Ottawa, ON   Canada Revenue Agency The Government of Canada believes that our labour laws should reflect the important role that unions play in protecting the rights of workers and helping the middle class grow and prosper. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced she has […]

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Posted:
Dec 22
2016

TRADES TODAY | Volume 3 Edition 4

Lights, hammers, action! Carpenters, hairstylists, crane operators and countless other tradespeople bring their expertise to the sets of Ontario’s biggest film and TV productions. Hear from skilled trades professionals who work behind-the-scenes in the industry on pg. 6. —————————————————————– The “Jill” of all trades HVACR mechanic Brandi Ferenc grew up around tradespeople, but didn’t realize […]

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Posted:
Dec 22
2016

What’s New – December 2016 | Issue #79

More than 37,000 Ontarians get the latest Ministry of Labour news delivered straight to their inbox. Find out why. Subscribe now   Ontario Working With Federal Government To Protect Temporary Foreign Workers The Ontario government is working with the Government of Canada to ensure temporary foreign workers are treated fairly and kept safe on the job […]

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Posted:
Dec 1
2016

Proposed Amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

Original post from Mathew Dinsdale dated November 30, 2016 can be found here. On November 16, 2016, the Government of Ontario proposed amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (the “OCTAA”).  This legislation classifies a number of trades as “voluntary” or “compulsory”, and prohibits the practice of compulsory trades without a […]

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