Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is encouraging businesses in the area concerned about changes to Ontario labour laws to attend upcoming committee hearings.

MPP Clark says the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will hold two weeks of public hearings next month about Bill 148, also known as the 2017 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.

The first week of committee hearings are scheduled to be in Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston and Windsor-Essex from July 10th to 14th. Week two is from July 17th to 21st in London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto.

While the time and locations have not been announced yet, MPP Clark stresses the importance of registering now to appear as a presenter and added that presenters can appear via teleconference.

The deadline to request a presentation during the first week, which includes the Ottawa and Kingston dates, is 10:00am on July 4th. No more presenters will be accepted for the second week after 10:00am on July 10th.

To register as a presenter contact Eric Rennie, the clerk for the Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs by telephone at 416-325-3506 or email erennie@ola.org.