labour day

Ontario workers have little to celebrate this Labour Day

Higher taxes, rapid debt accumulation and soaring electricity costs have made Ontario less attractive for investment.

Getting past the labour-business tango: think about consumers

Around Labour Day, a plethora of news stories focus on the state of unions, and often, their interaction with business. Given the name of the holiday, the attention is understandable.

However, the focus on unions and corporations, especially where governments are involved to set policy and create legislation, often misses two other critical groups: consumers and taxpayers.

It is those two cohorts that are often overlooked and whose interests are damaged when governments assume, on purpose or by accident, that only the interests of organized labour and business matter.

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