Submission – Ontario Minimum Wage Advisory Panel

Monday, July 7, 2014

In the lead up to the 2013 Ontario provincial budget, the OFL coordinated a province- wide consultation that culminated in the release of a People’s Budget. It included a set of recommendations about how to make Ontario a more fair and equitable province. One key recommendation was to:

“Raise the minimum wage to $14 per hour, which is 10 percent above the poverty line based on a 35-hour week, and de-politicize the minimum wage by implementing a formula that would determine regular future increases.”

Fairness is sometimes as simple as being properly compensated for the work you do, but for a lot of Ontarians having a job does not necessarily provide adequate support for themselves and their families. That is why we continue to stand by this recommendation.

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