Is Bill 148 being scrapped in its entirety?
Premier Doug Ford was quoted yesterday (Tuesday October 2, 2018) in the legislature as saying, “We’re getting rid of Bill 148. We’re going to make sure we protect the front-line workers.” His Economic Development Minister Jim Wilson was quick to slow down the move, saying, “There are parts that we will keep and there are parts that probably will go” and went on to say that the process is under review.
Recently, Ford announced that the minimum wage increase scheduled for January 1, 2019 to $15 would not happen.
What’s next? The talk around Bill 148 seems to be changing day by day, but it now seems more likely than not that we will see either an overall repeal or at least significant roll backs of Bill 148. Stay tuned for updates!