Three Companies That Fixed Bread Prices Are Part of a Lobby Group Trying to Slash Vacation, Sick Days

Three companies who were allegedly involved in stealing millions from Canadians by fixing bread prices for over 16 years are part of a business lobby group calling for the repeal of additional vacation days, sick leave and domestic abuse leave for Ontario workers. Loblaws, Giant Tiger and Canada Bread Company Inc, as well as other grocery chains, … Continued

Ford To Let Businesses Implement Sexist Dress Code, Force Women to Wear High Heels At Work

Doug Ford plans to roll-back worker protection laws, including rules that made it illegal for businesses to force women to wear high heels on the job. Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, brought worker protections into the 21st century. As part of multiple new laws, businesses cannot require women to wear high heels on the job … Continued

Ontario Business Lobby Calls Additional Domestic Abuse Leave, Other Rules “Harmful to Business”, Begs Ford to Repeal It

Two of Ontario’s corporate business lobby groups are calling on Ford to repeal A Plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs (Bill 148). Included in the bill is a provision that allows workers or their children who experience domestic or sexual violence, or the threat of domestic or sexual violence, to take additional time off. The … Continued

Fraser Institute Misleading Canadians on Taxing The Rich

The Fraser Institute published an opinion piece on their blog, and in Sun Media newspapers, claiming that an increase in the tax rate on the richest 1% caused revenues to actually fall in 2016. They reach this conclusion by comparing the tax collected from people with incomes above $250,000 in 2016 with the tax collected … Continued

Ford Proposes $4 Billion Handout to Corporations

Ontario Conservative Leader Doug Ford announced a plan to give corporations a big tax break, dropping their tax rate from 11.5% to 10.5%. Ford has argued this is necessary to encourage businesses to set up shop in Ontario. But corporate profits in Ontario have never been larger. In the first quarter of last year, corporations … Continued

Nestle seeking to extract 4.7 million litres of water per day from Ontario towns facing drought

Nestlé has been pumping water out of aquifers across Canada on expired permits for months. Now they are seeking permits to continue this practice in Ontario. Under the new permits, Nestlé would be allowed to extract 4.7 million litres of water per day from Ontario aquifers. One of the major aquifers Nestlé draws from is in Aberfoyle, … Continued

The Pension Time Bomb: Corportations Are Underfunding Pensions to Pay Dividends

As Sears Canada filed for protection from creditors and wound its way through bankruptcy proceedings, disturbing details regarding the state of the company’s pension fund began to emerge. The short story is this: In 2005 Sears came under the control of Goldman Sachs alum Edward Lampert and his New York hedge fund, ESL Investments. ESL … Continued

The Financial Post Wants Trump’s Trickle Down Economics for Canada

This is part 3 of our series debunking the media’s criticism of a higher minimum wage. Read part 1 and part 2. The Financial Post is the paper of record for big business, and they are earning their keep launching an all-out assault on higher minimum wages coming into effect across Canada. In a recent … Continued

Tim Hortons To Workers: Vote How We Tell You Or Lose Your Benefits

A Tim Hortons in Whitby, Ontario is taking the company’s fight against workers to new lows. In a letter which was leaked online by an employee, Tim Hortons owners informed their employees they would lose their benefits following the Province’s minimum wage increase. The owners then went on to urge workers to contact Premier Wynne … Continued

Loblaws embroiled in tax dodge scam, may owe Canadians $400M

The Canada Revenue Agency has alleged Loblaws used Barbados banks and shell companies to dodge millions of dollars in corporate taxes. In an ongoing court fight, the CRA has documented how Loblaws setup an offshore company, Glenhuron Bank Ltd., and obtained a Barbados banking license. Using cash funnelled from other parts of its grocery business, … Continued