Ontario Government backs off on plans for super-tribunal

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On June 15, the Ontario government announced that it was dropping its plans for a single labour tribunal. The “super-tribunal”, as reported in “From six to one: Ontario’s proposed Unified Labour Tribunal” on our Publications page, would have combined the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Education Relations Commission, the College Relations Commission, and Boards of Inquiry under the Human Rights Code.

The proposal for the single tribunal generated considerable controversy among stakeholder groups. No press release was issued explaining the reasons for the government’s change of heart.

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