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Foodora Couriers are Dependent Contractors That are Entitled to Unionize: A Landmark Decision for the Canadian Gig Economy

Last week the Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB” or the “Board”) rendered a historic decision for the Canadian gig economy by finding that Foodora’s food-delivery couriers in Toronto and Mississauga are dependent contractors that are entitled to unionize under the Ontario Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”). The gig economy generally involves temporary and flexible work […]

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4277″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On Monday, October 21, 2019, Canadians will return to the polls to elect a federal government. Pursuant to the Canada Elections Act (the “Act”), every Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older is entitled to three consecutive hours while polls are open on election day in order to […]

Bill 47 Becomes Law, Repeals Many Bill 148 Amendments

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3898″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]As we previously advised, on October 23, 2018, the Ontario government tabled Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018.

Ontario Government Plans to Repeal Much of Bill 148

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3818″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government tabled Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018,