Category Archives: Ontario

Liberals Have Big Plans for Child Care in Ontario

Another week, another major policy announcement from the Liberal government. This time, it relates to child care in Ontario. The minister of Early Years and Child Care announced a $1.6 billion plan to create 45,000 new licensed day cares in … Continue reading

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How the Changing Workplaces Review Could Impact Ontario Employment Law

On May 23rd, 2017, the Ontario government released the recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review. The Review was launched two years ago to research and identify areas of change in Ontario employment law, particularly the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and … Continue reading

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Should Ontario Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage?

The Ontario Liberal government may overhaul Ontario’s employment laws, including increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour. The potential change comes in response to the recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review, which is set to release its final report … Continue reading

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Ontario to Implement Rent Control and Foreign Buyer Tax

Since March, political debate and discussion in Ontario has been stuck on two points: rent control and the housing market. Though these are separate issues that involve two different areas of law, they are inextricably linked. Soaring housing prices keep … Continue reading

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Should the Government Step in On Toronto’s Housing Market?

When it comes to the housing market, Ontario is at a turning point. House prices across the province are still soaring, especially in Toronto and the GTA. Wealthy investors are turning to bidding wars in hopes of cashing in on … Continue reading

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Should Ontario Expand Rent Control?

Rent control has been a hot topic in the media for the past several weeks, thanks to CBC Toronto and the No Fixed Address series of stories. Now, the debate has found its way into Queen’s Park. New Democratic Party … Continue reading

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5 Things You Should Know About Consumer Rights in Ontario

Have you ever experienced buyer’s remorse, or entered an agreement that wasn’t all that you bargained for? It’s times like these when you wish you knew more about your consumer rights. To start, here are five important points about consumer … Continue reading

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Potential Changes to Ontario Employment Law

The provincial government is considering reforms to Ontario employment law that could, “fundamentally change the relationship between every employer and employee in the province.” Two years ago, the government launched the Changing Workplaces Review to investigate areas of potential change … Continue reading

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