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Summer 2016: Update on the state of the provincial economy

Over the past year, the Institute has provided updates on Ontario’s economy in its Quarterly Reports. Starting this quarter, the Institute will provide updates on the economy in the blog section of our website, while the Quarterly Report will continue to feature the Quarterly Report Card and policy updates, published in a downloadable format here.

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New regulations are not enough to fix Ontario’s precarious employment problem

Although the nature of work is changing and becoming less stable for Ontarians, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) has not been updated in 16 years. The Ontario Ministry of Labour is in the process of updating this important piece of legislation, which sets the rules for employment contracts, including hours of work, holidays, and the minimum wage.

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