Need to Know

Cannabis Act

Legalization of recreational cannabis (Cannabis Act) comes into effect on Oct. 17, 2018. Keep informed on the new legislation with the links below:

Government of Ontario
Cannabis Legalization

Ontario Ministry of Labour
Impairment and Workplace Health and Safety

Government of Canada
Department of Justice, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation


Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

Ontario's labour laws are changing - please keep up to date here:

Employment Standards Act

Bill 148

Steering Through Change
This document was produced by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce as a Handbook to Help Ontario Businesses Understand and Manage Bill 148.
This website
contains a lot of useful information created through a partnership between numerous member associations in the province, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Council of Canada, Food and Beverage Ontario, and Restaurants Canada, among others. 


Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

The Kingston Advocacy Group for Small Businesses formed with the purpose of informing the local business community about the tax reforms proposed by the Rt. Honorable William Morneau on July 18, 2017. These proposed tax changes will address tax planning strategies involving the use of private corporations and could impact small businesses. Please see the links and resources below for more on the proposed tax changes.

Kingston Advocacy Group - Letter to MP Mark Gerretsen (PDF)
Kingston Advocacy Group - Petition

Government of Canada
Summary Overview
Tax Planning Using Private Corporations (PDF)


Kingston Transit – Downtown Kingston! Employer Transpass

Kingston Transit offers discounted rates on monthly adult bus passes through downtown employers! Kingston Transit will come to your business to sign up your employees on the spot! Contact Heather Grosney at Kingston Transit