April 7, 2022
Briefs & Submissions
Bill 100 does more harm than good. It should not be enacted.
Bill 100, while framed as a response to large-scale, disruptive, anti-government protests in Windsor and Ottawa, is actually a law with a dramatically broad scope. It can apply to activities in a wide range of locations across the province and will inevitably operate to substantially undermine freedom of assembly and association. Its significant penalties will chill speech, substantially interfere with meaningful collective bargaining, and damage efforts at Indigenous reconciliation.
There is also no need for this legislation. Police forces, municipalities, private infrastructure operators, and the Ontario government already have the tools necessary to address the types of disruptive activities Bill 100 is designed to target. Even if the scope of Bill 100 were restricted, there would still be no reason to enact it.
The Ontario Federation of Labour therefore urges the Standing Committee on Justice Policy to report to the House that Bill 100 not be adopted.
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