In a letter dated January 9, 2017, the ACA outlined some of its concerns coming out of the review committee meetings at the end of 2016. There are a number of issues going forward that the ACA continues to have concerns about.
Included were a number of points:
- Changes should relate to the scope of the review
- WCB is an Insurance Program, and is not a replacement for taxpayer funded social programs
- Changes of the WCB should be based on evidence
While the ACA continues to have concerns, we will continue to work with the government to try and reach a satisfactory solution for everyone in a time of economic hardship for construction owners and workers.
ACA letter to the WCB Review Committee can be read here.