What Do You Think of the $15 Minimum Wage?

The Ontario Government is asking for your input. Here's how to give it.

The Ontario government has announced an increase in the minimum wage. It will be $15/h by January 1st of 2019.

I’ve seen small business owners post on Facebook that this will be a burden to their businesses, I’ve seen minimum workers say how much better it will be for them to make more, and I’ve seen non-minimum wage workers say this will hurt them. There are a lot of opinions.

So, instead of just talking about it on social media, everyone has the chance to give the government an earful.

The deadline to make an oral presentation during next week’s hearings has passed but you can still send in a written statement. Here’s how:

Send a written submission to the Clerk of the Committee, at the address below, by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Eric Rennie, Clerk
Room 1405, Whitney Block, Queen’s Park,
Toronto, ON 
M7A 1A2

Telephone: (416) 325-3506
Facsimile: (416) 325-3505
TTY: (416) 325-3538

Here are when/where the live hearings are taking place:

· Monday, July 17: London
· Tuesday, July 18: Kitchener-Waterloo
· Wednesday, July 19: Niagara
· Thursday, July 20: Hamilton
· Friday, July 21: Toronto
Questions about the hearings can be directed to Julian Portelli, the Minister’s Senior Policy Advisor, at 416-212-1983 or julian.portelli@ontario.ca, or call your local MPP.
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