Alberta, Ontario focus on payroll

Provinces pledge to reduce red tape, undo employment standards amendments
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/23/2019
Jason Kenney
United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney meets with the media in front of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton after being voted in as premier of the province on April 16. Credit: Candace Elliott (Reuters)

Payroll issues are on the minds of government policymakers in at least two provinces.

In Alberta, a newly elected government has pledged to undo a number of the previous government’s payroll-related employment standards amendments.

In Ontario, the government is proposing to work with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) and other employer groups to find ways to reduce payroll-related red tape for businesses.