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Strategy Meeting to Discuss Bill 124 Remedies – Friday, December 16, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

As you well know, on November 29, 2022, Ontario Superior Court Justice Markus Koehnen struck down Bill 124, declaring it to be void and of no effect. With respect to remedy, he remitted the matter back to the parties while remaining seized. Since then, the government has announced its intention to appeal the decision but has not yet indicated whether or not it will be seeking a stay of the decision pending the appeal.


On November 30, the OFL launched an email your MPP campaign tool, including Attorney General Douglas Downey and Premier Ford, urging them not to appeal the decision. That tool can be accessed here:


Please share it with your members and encourage them to send a letter demanding the government respect the court decision, and not proceed with an appeal.


While we continue to do that political work, we also must prepare for a response to a stay application, and discussions around remedy. The affiliates that are part of the OFL coalition have already received instructions via an information request that will assist OFL legal counsel in preparing for a legal response to any stay application.


Bill 124 Remedies: Strategy Session – Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:00 AM

With respect to remedy, the OFL will convene a call of the OFL Executive Board and Ontario Heads of Unions impacted by Bill 124, and the Coalition to Defend Collective Bargaining (CDCB), inviting those unions that have been impacted by Bill 124 to attend a strategy discussion about remedies, for Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:00 AM. 


Meeting details for Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:00 AM, can be found here:

Topic: Bill 124 Remedies: Strategy Session

Time: Dec 16, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Please extend this invite to anyone in your organization (legal, bargaining etc.) that would benefit from participating in this discussion.


Please note, this meeting will be an opportunity for high-level strategy discussions about remedies to Bill 124. As such we encourage any affiliate that has had members impacted by Bill 124 to attend and participate. If required, we can open sector specific break-out rooms for more detailed conversations to occur.


Thank you in advance for your attention to this important request.


In solidarity,






Patty Coates
President, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)   

705-321-1441 mobile | | @pattycoates


Executive Director, Rob Halpin:  416-707-9014 | | @Poleconomist

Executive Assistant, Judy Chow | | @OFLabour |


The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) represents 54 unions and one million workers.  It is Canada’s largest provincial labour federation.

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