Michigan's Legislature isn't prorogued:
It’s time to get Ontario back to work
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(Queen’s Park) - Ontario PC Labour Critic Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington) condemned the McGuinty Government over it’s inaction to tackle our jobs and fiscal crises. On December 11th, the un-prorogued Michigan Legislature passed into law new labour legislation similar to the proposals in the Ontario PC white paper Paths to Prosperity - Flexible Labour Markets.
“It’s time we put Ontario back to work. Legislators in Michigan are trying to put their state back to work. We should be doing the same and that’s hard when the Legislature is prorogued” Randy Hillier, PC Critic for Labour said Thursday.
“Unlike Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals, Michigan’s Legislature and Governor have stayed on the job. They have had a debate on how to bring jobs back to their rusting state. We should be having the same debate here.”
Included in the PC Party white paper are proposals to give unionized workers the choice of whether or not they want to be a member of the union. The proposals also prevent any worker from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
“The PC Party and I have brought forward a number of suggestions to put Ontario back to work in our Paths to Prosperity White Papers. We’ve brought forward ideas for debate like allowing people the option to be part of a union and its collective agreement or not. We’ve suggested reforming the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and getting rid of card-based certification.”
“We have two paths forward. We can choose the path of economic woes, of loss of employment and of Rustbelt-status. Or we can choose the path to prosperity.”