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OFL Submission and Briefing Notes on Ontario Budget Bill 91

posted on May 25, 2015

This month the Ontario’s Liberal government released its budget for 2015-2016. The budget’s implementation legislation is Bill 91, Building Ontario Up Act (Budget Measures), 2015, is a “Harper-style” omnibus bill that contains many measures, including provisions to create the new administrative and investment body for the ORPP, and to privatize Hydro One (Read the OFL [...]

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OFL Submission on the ORPP Calls for an End to Retirement Insecurity

posted on February 11, 2015

Summary Every Ontarian deserves security and dignity in retirement and yet by every measure most workers face the prospect of an uncertain future. Despite public demand, provincial support and sustained lobbying from Canada’s labour movement, the Harper government has repeatedly rejected the call for an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The result is a desperate [...]

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OFL/CLC Op-Ed: Ontario’s new pension should mirror CPP (Peterborough Examiner | Kingston Whig Standard)

posted on January 22, 2015

Ontario’s new pension should mirror CPP The Peterborough Examiner | Kingston Whig Standard Thu Jan 22 2015  Pages: A4 | A5 (respectively)‎ Section: Editorial/Opinion  Byline: HASSAN YUSSUFF AND SID RYAN, GUEST COLUMNISTS  The 17,500 Target workers laid off last week face some tough choices. Many worked part-time, meaning their access to Employment Insurance is limited, [...]

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ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan available to media before and after Ontario’s kick-off pension consultation in Kingston

posted on January 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2015 ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan available to media before and after Ontario’s kick-off pension consultation in Kingston (KINGSTON, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan will be available to media this Thursday immediately before and after the Ontario Government’s Kingston consultation on the proposed Ontario Retirement [...]

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OFL Welcomes Ontario’s Public Pension Consultation

posted on December 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014  OFL Welcomes Ontario’s Public Pension Consultation (TORONTO, ON) – “Today’s release of the Ontario Government consultation paper on the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) marks the beginning of public deliberations on retirement security that Ontarians have been demanding for over twenty years,” said OFL President Sid Ryan. “It [...]

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OFL Response to Wynne Budget: Government must go further to reverse austerity

posted on July 14, 2014

Statement from Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (Toronto, Ontario) – The Ontario Federation of Labour welcomes the measures in today’s budget that will make the province a better place for workers, but warns that it will continue to vigorously oppose all forms of privatization and cuts that unfairly place the burden [...]

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