The trend of the Ontario Liberal Government making the others pay for their mistakes has to end. There have been protests and demands that the Government repeal their Bill 119, asking Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors and even some company Executives Pay for insurance. Driving the cost of doing business up in Ontario is NOT going to bring us out of the economic doldrums that been infecting this province.
In my previous post “College of Raids” I talked about the Liberals costing workers in Ontario with unfair work requirements and unneeded additional fees and more layers of governance.
At the present time the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party is the only Political Party in Queen’s Park that is standing beside the workers of Ontario to repeal Bill 119. The ‘Labour’ Party of Ontario – the NDP – supported this increase to workers and businesses. As the present time, we have Bill 17 tabled Ontario PC MPP Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) to allow workers to purchase alternative insurance and repeal the WSIB Bill 119. The Bill currently sits at Committee after passing first reading in 9 months ago. Will the bill die or live to see another day? Only you can affect the status of Bill 17, contact your MPP. In Ottawa Centre, Yasir Naqvi needs to take this Bill seriously, as Minister of Labour, he NEEDS to see the effects his government is having on the labour force in Ontario.
I am happy to see that Ontario Contractor and Small Business owners have come together and formed the OCSBA (www.ocsba.ca), an association that together will have a collective voice for open/non-union contractors and businesses. With the Ontario PC Party, the OCSBA can make the message loud and clear – what we have now is NOT working! With the OCSBA, help me spread this message in Ottawa Centre and bring sensibility to how we treat ALL workers and families in Ontario!