Public Forum to Discuss the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act (Bill 148, Minimum Wage Increase)


The Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a  special Town Hall meeting to discuss the Ontario Government’s proposed changes to work legislation that will affect all of us.

This is a free event, open to the public,

New Date – Wednesday, November 1, 2017
at the Smiths Falls Community Memorial Centre (upstairs at the arena)
Doors open at 6 p.m. Presentation to start at 6:30Special Guest Speaker: Karl Baldauf, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, will present on Bill 148 and the impact it has on businesses in Ontario.

Learn how the changes to Ontario’s Employment & Labour Laws will impact business and how the Chamber network is advocating for you.

These changes will impact wages (increasing the minimum wage), scheduling, temporary work, vacation time and more. This is a valuable opportunity to ask questions, get insight, and provide input on Bill 148.

  • Representatives from the Ministry will be in attendance to record key discussion points, but will not be engaging the audience or answering question.
  • MPP Randy Hillier will also be in attendance subject to the legislative agenda that day.
  • A discussion will follow the presentation.