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Ontario’s labour ministry bolsters protection for vulnerable workers / North Shore Winter Club dispute drags on
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2013

Ontario’s labour ministry bolsters protection for vulnerable workers

TORONTO — Ontario’s labour ministry plans to tighten its wage and safety protections for temporary foreign workers.

Introduced by labour minister Yasir Naqvi on Dec. 4, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act would create strict rules and enforcement measures to protect vulnerable workers — and make both companies and temporary agencies liable for Employment Standards Act violations.