Ontario outlaws mandatory retirement

Critics say legislation forces people to work longer for pensions
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/04/2006

Employers can no longer force workers to retire at age 65 in Ontario.

The province says legislation passed on Dec. 8 eliminates age-based discrimination and allows people to work as long as they want.

Premier Dalton McGuinty has said keeping some older workers on the job longer would also help the province's economy because it would draw upon their expertise.