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WATCH: SOURCES: Panel to release four recommendations on minimum wage

Report set to be released on Monday


Newstalk 1010 has learned a panel looking into how to best implement changes to the minimum wage in Ontario will release four recommendations on Monday.

None of them will urge the province to increase the hourly wage by a dollar amount but sources with knowledge of the report say will inflation a heavy role in determining minimum wage - meaning when that goes up, so will the hourly rate.

It is now $10.25/hr.

The focus of the report will be to get the province to a place where the public doesn't have to scratch their heads wondering when and if the minimum wage will go up.  

Sources underline the panel wanted to outline a process that’s easily to understand, so the average Ontarian wouldn't have to deal with deciphering complicated formulas.

At a by-election campaign stop in Thornhill Monday, Premier Wynne stressed this entire process is about both keeping and creating jobs in the province.

Healthcare providers and other special interest groups have called on the province to raise the minimum wage to $14/hr but Wynne says that wouldn't happen in one fell swoop.

The panel conducted public consultations in 10 cities across the province to help complete this report. Businesses had underlined during these discussions that they can only absorb small minimum wage increases.

Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi has said that the purpose of the minimum wage panel was to find a fair way to move forward so that increasing minimum wage wouldn't be a political move.

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