The shorter work week: An idea whose time has finally come

This column is an opinion by Jon Peirce, a freelance writer based in Gatineau, Que. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ.

At a time when pandemic-related positives of any sort are hard to find, it was good to see that some Ontario employers have been responding by bringing in a four-day work week. A number of these initiatives were chronicled in a recent CBC News article.

One such employer is Heather Payne, founder and CEO of Juno College, a Toronto vocational school. Over the next few months, Payne’s employees will be transitioning to a four-day week, while continuing to be paid for five days. The purpose of the change is

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