Lawyers say the Ontario government’s plan to review and possibly reverse its predecessor's labour and employment reforms is a regressive move on necessary changes in the province.
“What, frankly, is worrying my union clients is whether this is the first shot across the bow,” says Donald Eady, partner at Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP. “Are they going to repeal all of the changes and then make things even worse later on? I don't know. You can't tell what this government's doing.”
Last week, Premier Doug Ford told the Ontario legislature that his government would eliminate the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, also known as Bill 148. The government later said the act was "under review."