The Ontario government has committed to removing the 8% provincial portion of the HST from your hydro bill. While this will provide some relief, it does not address the root causes of your skyrocketing hydro costs.
The WSIB announced that their first rate cuts in 15 years will take effect January 1, 2017.
CFIB is reviewing the interim report on the Changing Workplaces Review. We are continuing to raise small business concerns on the ongoing employment standards review. Ultimately, any labour legislation reform should aim to support small businesses.
While the ORPP is gone, our fight against higher payroll taxes is far from over.
The 2016 Ontario Budget: another missed opportunity for the government to address small business priorities.