It’s supposed to open Ontario’s doors for business – but critics say the Ford government’s Act to Restore Ontario’s Competitiveness is opening the door to worker abuse and environmental damage.
Introduced in December and currently being debated by provincial politicians, Bill 66 is a government omnibus bill that proposes changes to dozens of provincial rules. Among those raising concern are changes to employment laws that would allow companies to average the number of hours an employee works over a four-week period – potentially eliminating their overtime pay.
Changes to overtime rules
“What Bill 66 s…