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Continued on page 06 Students slam government for back-to-work bill TheCanadianParvasi TORONTO : Ontario passed sweeping labour reform legislation Wednesday, including increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will form a key pillar of the governing Liberals' re-election bid next year. Premier Kathleen Wynne has been tying the policy at nearly every opportunity to a theme of fairness that will likely carry through to the June 2018 election, along with free tuition for low- and middleincome students, more child care spaces and pharmacare for youth. The minimum wage boost has proved largely popular in government polling and with labour advocates, though it is TORONTO: TheCanadian Federation of Students (Ontario) has criticized the Ontario government for passing its back-towork legislation to force striking college faculty to end their five-week-long strike. In a statement, Nour Alideeb, chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario, said, students would have loved to return to class"under better circumstances.’’ Slamming the Kathleen Wynne government, he said, "The provincial government recently introduced Bill 148 to create fair workplaces and better jobs but with the back-to-work legislation however, the government has taken a regressive step from its promise to ensure job security." Continued on page 06 One dead in Meadowvale stabbing TheCanadianParvasi MISSISSAUGA: A stabbing incident outside Meadowvale Town Centre in Mississauga on Wednesday left one person dead and two injured. Police said the victim was in his 20s. A fight reportedly between two groups in the area of the mall at the corner of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Battleford Road escalated into horrific violence. Continued on page 04 Ontario employers now face bigger fines Agencies TORONTO: Ontario's Liberal government passed the Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act 2017 on Wednesday, bringing in major changes to labour laws. Here are some highlights of the legislation: • Minimum wage rises from $11.60 an hour to $14 on Jan. 1, 2018 then to $15 on Jan. 1, 2019. • Casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees will be given the same pay as full-time employees for doing equal work. There are exemptions based on seniority and merit. • Lower minimum wage rates for liquor servers, students under 18, hunting and fishing guides will also rise along with the general minimum wage. • Once an employee works for a company for five years, they will be entitled to three weeks of paid vacation. • Personal emergency leave no longer only applies to workers at companies with 50 or more employees. All workers will get 10 days per year, two of them paid. • Victims of domestic or sexual violence, or parents of children who have experienced or are threatened with it, will get five days of paid leave and 17 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave. • Employers will not be allowed to request a sick note from an employee taking personal emergency leave. • Parents whose children die will get unpaid leave of up to 104 weeks. It was previously only offered to parents when a child's death was related to a crime. • Employers must pay three hours of wages if they cancel a shift with fewer than 48 hours notice, with weather-dependent work exempted. Continued on page 06 controversial with businesses, who say the increase is too fast and will lead to job losses. Currently at $11.60 an hour, the minimum wage will rise under the legislation to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, with the increase to $15 coming in 2019. It will then continue to rise with inflation. The government and some economists argue that the hike will have some positive impact on the economy, as minimum wage earners get more spending power. "Actually what you see is increases in employment because that money gets recycled," said Labour Minister Kevin Flynn. Continued on page 06 $9,000 stolen from Mississauga family by 3 posing as cops TheCanadianParvasi MISSISSAUGA: Peel Police are investigating an incident where three persons posing as police officers went to a Mississauga residence and stole a large amount of money. The incident happened on Wednesday when three suspects went to the victim’s residence on Deer Run posing as police officers and telling the victim that he owed a quantity of money. The elderly victim complied with the request and gave them in excess of $9,000 in Canadian and US currency. Police said one of the suspects is a white female who is about 40 years of age, wears dark hair, and is of average build. She speaks with a Polish accent. The second suspect is male, white, average build and short dark hair. The third suspect is described as male, white and average build. The suspects were wearing dark clothing. Warning the public, police said its officers always provide photo identification to identify themselves as police officers. Police officers also never make requests seeking money. 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"Come" seems to be the verb that knits this month's issue together. Sondra Radvanovsky comes to Koerner, William Norris comes to Tafel as their new GM, opera comes to Canadian Stage; and (a long time coming!) Jane Bunnett's musicianship and mentorship are honoured with the Premier's award for excellence; plus David Jaeger's ongoing series on the golden years of CBC Radio Two, Andrew Timar on hybridity, a bumper crop of record reviews and much much more. Come on in!