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    Minimum Wage Hike Cancelled Along With Other Bill 148 Amendments
    November 21, 2018

    Update:¬†The Ontario government has formally announced which amendments to Bill 148 it will repeal. Chief among the previous government’s modifications to the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was a plan to raise minimum wage up to $15.00 per hour in 2019. While the current government won’t roll back the increase to $14.00 that took […]

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    Latest on Beer in Ontario Convenience Stores
    September 21, 2018

    UPDATE:¬†Convenience stores throughout Ontario are asking the same question as we work with the Ontario government to create a new category for our members: where is our beer? Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Finance Vic Fideli continue to assure us that they are committed to living up to their election promise of beer in […]

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    Government Analysis of Plain Packaging Regulations
    September 18, 2018

    Update: We wrote in July that the the federal government was open to public consultation regarding proposed plain packaging changes. Unfortunately for OCSA members and other small retailers, the government has decided to proceed with the changes despite the potential risk that they pose to businesses. As outlined below, the federal government believes that plain […]

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