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WSIB To Freeze Rate Hikes For Non-Profits

Regional | by Peter Jackson  

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa THompson says around 2,700 charitable organizations will see no change, while rates will drop for 1,600 others

The provincial government is giving chritable agencies a break, by freezing workplace safety insurance rate increases, effective in January.

The freeze was announced by Labour Minister Monte McNaughton last Thursday, after Queen's Park consulted with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Huron-Bruce Tory MPP Lisa Thompson says local charities, hospices, women’s shelters, daycares, Royal Canadian Legion branches will be among the organizations that will benefit from the move.

She adds that most Legion Branches would have faced a 300 per-cent hike in WSIB rates in  the New Year.

The freeze affects around 27-hundred non-profits across the province, while another 16-hundred will see their WSIB rates drop by 17 per-cent.

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