Chris Langman of Langman Masonry posted this about Ontario’s Bill 119, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, extending mandatory WSIB to owners and officers of firms (which government hopes will eventually add between 50,000 and 90,000 new payees into the WSIB system).
“This bill needs to be repealed post haste. The idiotic rhetoric about a “level playing field” is simply untrue. All Bill 119 (and mandatory WSIB coverage) is doing is putting the skilled independent operators out of business with either outrageous premiums or draconian punishments, and forcing them to work for huge companies who can afford the payroll increases.
This law and the politicians who have written it are parasites who need to be eliminated. Instead of fining or imprisoning hard working skilled workers in Ontario, maybe we should jail the politicians.”