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Ontario Seeking Input to Protect Workers and Support Business
Please find below a press release on the current consultation process of the Changing Workplaces Review Special Advisors' Interim Report, available here.

Of specific interest is the Personal Emergency Leave section of the report, which has been extracted for you below the Government press release.  Please review the 4 options outlined in that section.

Input specifically related to the personal emergency leave must be received by no later than August 31, 2016. Details on how to submit feedback can be found here.
The deadline for submission of the balance of the report is October 14, 2016.

Please feel free to send any comments to the GTHA on either the personal emergency leave or any other sections of the report.
Rate Framework Modernization Update

The WSIB has updated the Rate Framework Modernization website to provide a new message from the Chair and President & CEO on the progress of the initiative and next steps (available here), as well as a Consultation Update that describes the feedback received and related stakeholder engagement activities with stakeholders in 2016 (available here).  

In the Fall of 2016, the WSIB will be seeking approval of the Rate Framework from its Board of Directors. Following approval of the Rate Framework, the WSIB will begin to undertake education and outreach efforts towards a targeted implementation in January 2019, at the earliest.

Mississauga, London and Orillia to Host 2018 Ontario Games
Ontario has awarded provincial multi-sport games events to three cities in 2018 and is providing over $2 million to support these events.

Mississauga will host the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, London will host the Ontario Summer Games, and Orillia will host the Ontario Winter Games. Read more here.
Talking Tourism (Tourism Statistics Program, Statistics Canada)
This newsletter has been developed by Statistics Canada’s Tourism Statistics Program to highlight travel and tourism data developments, share news of program enhancements in the works and stay connected with data users. Read more here.
Wine and Spirit Education Courses at Humber College

Humber College is currently offering Wine and Spirit education courses. For more information on the courses see here.

Ontario Tourism Current Performance Indicators May 2016

The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with May 2016 data, click here.

Wyndham Worldwide Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary by Giving Back
Ten years ago, the launch of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) created a new type of hospitality company – one that brought together some of the most iconic travel brands, united by a set of core values, and a vision to create great experiences for every type of traveler. To recognize its first decade serving travelers, the hospitality powerhouse announced today a new global philanthropic partnership with Save the Children. Read more here.
Let the Games Begin! Mississauga Kicks off the 2016 Ontario Summer Games
Approximately 3,500 of Ontario's young athletes, ages 12 to 18, paraded into the Hershey Centre to cheers, applause and praise at tonight’s 2016 Ontario Summer Games (OSG) Opening Ceremonies in Mississauga. The event kicked off Ontario's largest amateur multi-sport event, featuring 34 sport competitions.  The Games run from August 11 to 14 at multiple venues across Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The direct economic impact is estimated to be approximately $4.5 million, with more than 6,000 hotel room night rentals anticipated. Read more here.
Details of Park Hyatt Conversion Project Come to Light
Pland for the renovation of Toronto's Park Hyatt Hotel have come to light, with architectural plans revealing an updated strategy for the site. Read more here.
Green Key Program Enrollment Offer
Reduce operational costs, increase efficiencies, expand staff and guest engagement and market your hotel as a sustainable property by becoming a member of Green Key Global. Join today and get $25 off your yearly membership. See more information here.
Ontario Releases 2016-17 First Quarter Finances
Today the Ontario government released the 2016-17 First Quarter Finances. The report confirms Ontario is on track to balance the budget next year, in 2017-18, which will also continue to lower the province's debt-to-GDP ratio. Read more here.