Premier ignores labour board ruling against Waterloo Region

QUEEN’S PARK — After voting against the Fair and Open Tendering Act last year, Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government refuse to take action to prevent thousands of unionized and non-unionized tradespeople in Waterloo Region from losing their right to bid and work on taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris said today.

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Labour board rules against Region in Carpenters’ Union case

QUEEN’S PARK — Today, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris renewed his call to end closed tendering in Ontario after the labour board rejected the Region of Waterloo’s appeal to quash a certification application filed by the Carpenters’ Union, which, if successful, will lead to a construction monopoly over regional infrastructure projects.

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Liberals, NDP reject restoring fairness with vote against Bill 73

QUEEN’S PARK — Today, the Liberals and the NDP joined forces to advance their own partisan agendas at the expense of Ontario municipalities, local contractors and taxpayers throughout the province by voting against Bill 73, the Fair and Open Tendering Act, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris said.

“I am saddened and deeply disappointed to see that the Liberals and the NDP have taken a stand against taxpayers with their unreasonable opposition to the fair and well-researched proposal I put forward,” Harris said. “Because neither of these parties had any substantive arguments to use against Bill 73, they resorted to fear-mongering and a deliberate campaign of misinformation.” Continue reading