Addressing increased inequality in Ontario is a major public policy challenge. No one policy intervention on its own will be sufficient.
Increasing access to unionization for Ontarians is a step in the right direction. The proposed amendments to the OLRA are very modest. They will not require increased government expenditures. These amendments do, however, have the potential to support the government’s poverty reduction efforts by improving wages and working conditions for some of the most marginalized workers in Ontario.