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Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

Ontario Appeals Court rules Ontario government's Bill 124 is unconstitutional.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s law that imposed wage restraint on public sector workers violated their collective bargaining rights and is unconstitutional, the province’s Appeal Court ruled Monday. The law, known as Bill 124, capped salary increases for public sector workers to one per cent a year for three years.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/onta...stitutionality-of-wage-restraint-law-bill-124
 
Ontario Appeals Court rules Ontario government's Bill 124 is unconstitutional.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s law that imposed wage restraint on public sector workers violated their collective bargaining rights and is unconstitutional, the province’s Appeal Court ruled Monday. The law, known as Bill 124, capped salary increases for public sector workers to one per cent a year for three years.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/onta...stitutionality-of-wage-restraint-law-bill-124
They won't seek leave to appeal to SCOC. and will introduce legislation to repeal Bill 124. So it's done.
 
They won't seek leave to appeal to SCOC. and will introduce legislation to repeal Bill 124. So it's done.
Of note though is that it was found unconstitutional only for the unionized workers. It was deemed quite A-OK for those without collective bargaining.

This folks, is why we still need unions.
 
Doug Ford sure has a thing for announcing policy on the whim.

Via Globe reporter Laura Stone

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Any next government can just repeal this anyways. Do it first thing, unattached to any actual plan for carbon pricing. It's not binding on any future government obviously.
Yes, it's 'government by performance art' - perhaps their next trick will be to say that Universities cannot run deficits (despite the fact that most do is really the government's fault.) A total waste of time.
 
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Any next government can just repeal this anyways. Do it first thing, unattached to any actual plan for carbon pricing. It's not binding on any future government obviously.

Yup, to go further, any future gov't can simply attach the repeal/change to any other bill, including, the most likely, a financial/budget bill.

It doesn't have to be stand alone legislation.

This is a complete waste of the legislature's time, there are more important things to pursue.
 
And this, which is a far more serious matter!

Ontario proposes referendum on provincial carbon tax​


Yeah. This is serious. The consumer-facing carbon tax will die once PP is elected. At that point Ontario will lose the carbon tax as well.

Now, of course you can repeal this legislation and pass an Ontario Carbon Tax, but I argue the politics around this are toxic, and it won’t happen. Unfortunate, because time after time we are told - only to ignore - that a carbon tax is the cheapest way to drive changes in business/consumer usage.
 
This suggests we're in a pretty significant recession. Real GDP per capita is down from 5-6 years ago. That's pretty brutal.

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Strictly speaking, no; because we're not seeing overall economic contraction; but I entirely agree with your fundamental point.

I would add, that point, and the issue of the way a recession is defined and growth typically examined shows a profound failure not only in policy/politics, but also in metrics.

Bad KPI, bad data, bad outcome, self-reinforcing.

Looking at total growth, w/o looking at how many ways that growth needs to be, and is divided, misses virtually the entire point.

Real GDP Per Capita and Median Household income are far better metrics than simple GDP or Real GDP (aggregate total)
 
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Um, yes, can someone tell me how much Doug Ford saved Ontario’s taxpayers now bill 124 is declared unconstitutional? 😏😏 (sarcasm)
Just read that it will cost the Government about 8.4 billion dollars, not including legal fees. Wynn got blamed for the 1.8 billion gas plant scandal, it is Ford who is blatantly engaging in shady dealings and cronyism and making bad decisions that haven’t even been made public yet.
 

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