Despite a steady decline in the frequency of work-related injuries in the province,
The report also calls on government to stop interfering with the WSIB. For many employers, frequent government intrusions have compromised the integrity of the system. Legislation should be amended to provide more space for the WSIB to operate autonomously as an independent public service agency.
According to the report, business confidence in the WSIB is low. An OCC survey of over 2,000
“The WSIB has made progress but employer confidence is lagging,” says Allan O’Dette, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Our report lays a path forward for returning the WSIB to fiscal sustainability and independence from government, which are crucial elements in rebuilding employer confidence in the system.”