Ontario introduces legislation to freeze residential rent and evictions in 2021

Press release The Ontario government introduced on September 17 the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units. The bill would provide the vast majority of Ontario’s tenants with financial relief as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery. […]

Ontario’s annual minimum wage increase came into effect on October 1

Press release Ontario is increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 on October 1, 2017. For liquor servers, the minimum wage increased from $9.90 per hour to $10.10 per hour. As a part of Ontario’s plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs, the general […]

Ontario sets minimum wage at $15 – but wait; there’s more, and it’s worse

By Jeni Marinucci Many are celebrating Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s decision to push the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019. Smaller changes to pay will take place first, bumping the current general minimum wage of $11.40 to $14 at the opening of 2018, providing a year for small businesses to hopefully get […]