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What happened to Ontario's labour law reform? What comes next?

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Ted Rogers School of Management

55 Dundas St. W.

Floor 07, Room TRS-1-148

Toronto, ON M5G 2C3

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This one day conference seeks to engage stakeholders in a broad discussion about the economic, legal, and socio-cultural implications of Ontario's recent employment, labour and workplace reforms, so as to lay out a coordinated path forward for them to respond in a way that is collaborative, proactive, and sustainable.



09:00 AM - Breakfast and sign-in

09:15 AM - Welcoming remarks by Daphne Taras (Dean - Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University)

09:25 AM - Opening remarks by Peggy Nash (Senior Advisor - Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University)

09:35 AM - Introductory remarks by Pnina Alon-Shenker (Associate Professor - Department of Law and Business, Ryerson University)

09:45 AM - The failure of the labour law reform project

  • Moderated by Myer Siemiatycki (Professor - Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University)
  • Delivered by by Harry Arthurs (Professor - Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)

10:30 AM - Morning break

10:45 AM - Bill 148 and Bill 47: What were they thinking?

  • Moderated by Peggy Nash (Senior Advisor - Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University)
  • Presented by Chris Buckley (President, Ontario Federation of Labour), Karim Bardeesy (Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University), and Amanda Galbraith (Principal, Navigator)

11:45 PM - Lunch

12:30 PM - Tell the labour law story

  • Moderated by Janice Neil (Chair - School of Journalism, Ryerson University)
  • Presented by Martin Regg Cohn (Distinguished Visiting Professor - Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University), April Lindgren (Associate Professor - School of Journalism, Ryerson University) and Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Work and Wealth Reporter, Toronto Star)

01:30 PM - Afternoon break

01:45 PM - Where do we go from here?

  • Moderated by Maurice Mazerolle (Director, Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University)
  • Presented by Andrew Cash (Co-Founder, Urban Workers Project), Gilleen Pearce (Coordinator, Better Way to Build the Economy Alliance), and Min Sook Lee (Assistant Professor - Faculty of Arts, OCAD University)

02:45 PM - Closing remarks


This event is hosted by the Centre for Labour Management Relations

This event is co-sponsored by:

  • Ryerson University
    • Faculty of Arts
      • Department of History
      • Department of Politics & Public Administration
      • Department of Sociology
    • Ted Rogers School of Management
      • Department of Law and Business
      • Office of the Dean
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55 Dundas St. W.

Floor 07, Room TRS-1-148

Toronto, ON M5G 2C3

Canada

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