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  • Minimum Wage Increase – January 1, 2022
    November 23, 2021

    An increase of minimum wage to $15.00 per hour effective January 2022. This decision has caught all small businesses off guard with no consultation or discussion with any groups representing the industry and looks more like electioneering as we lead up to the June 2022 election. This is a difficult topic as most will agree […]

  • Drive off safety - Ontario
    Gas Thefts in Ontario Keep Growing
    November 19, 2021

    Gas thefts continue to increase throughout Ontario with the latest data showing over 27,000 drive offs from local Ontario gas stations. Employees and citizens have unfortunately been the victim of these criminals where we have seen deaths over the years that can and could be avoided. In conjunction with the Chiefs of Police Association, the […]

  • Focus on Contraband Tobacco is Needed Now
    November 15, 2021

    On behalf of 1000’s of family run convenience stores in Ontario, the OCSA is reaching out to the Ontario government and all MPP’s to refocus on contraband tobacco as it damages every convenience store, infiltrates every community and avoids paying Provincial tobacco taxes and HST through the organized network. Convenience stores sell 95% of all […]

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