Province to act on minimum wage report

However Ontario won't give a dollar amount

The province says it will act after releasing the panel report on minimum wage and as Newstalk 1010 told you first it contains four recommendations. which include how Ontario should calculate the new hourly wage.

The announcement from Queen's Park is expected to come later this week, according to sources.

The panel says the government should change minimum wage each year on April 1st in relation to inflation. It  also says the province should review the process every five years and make sure it stays on top of minimum wage issues.

The group says a minimum of four months' notice of any wage change should be given to businesses.

And while the province says it will do something, Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi wouldn't give aspecific timeline or by how much, only saying they will outline something "in the very near future."

The hourly wage is now $10.25 and was last changed in 2010.

At a by-election campaign stop in Thornhill earlier today, 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 increa

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  1. Mark posted on 01/27/2014 09:10 PM
    The corrupt libidiots don't give a crap about minimum wage workers and why should they. They want our money to go to the teachers unions so that when the time comes the libidiot election campaign offices will be full of volunteer teachers spewing liberal crap.

    That's how it works folks.
  2. john posted on 01/28/2014 01:16 PM
    here s how it is going to work

    wage gos up company s moves out

    the income in company has to be more then how much comes out . that is called profit. if a company do not have profit thay move out it is that simple .

    the only reaion why thay are doing to not just to buy votes . but to drive company s out of the province . that why u got people like Keven o, lealy say if wanna set up a company go to Alberta . hes right .
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/28/2014 01:32 PM
      @john Bang on accurate...

      Instead what they should be focusing on is lowering/taking taxes away from goods and services. I.E. reducing gas taxes, removing Drive Clean program, not trying to implement more taxes to generate revenue.
      With the Liberals wanting to raise minimum wages, it's going to raise the price of EVERYTHING- and that's if the companies/businesses affected would be even able to survive long enough to implement such a change to keep their profits.

      Geez, this is no way to run a province Wynne. My God, even a trained monkey can do better- and do so without the meetings and consultations.
      At this rate, moving to Detroit might be a better alternative to living in Ontario if this keeps up.
    2. john posted on 01/29/2014 12:57 PM
      @Karl Burgin the monkey dos not need to be trained thay are already a 100 times more smarter then Wynnie .
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 01/29/2014 01:00 PM
      @john apologies to the trained monkeys
  3. Starchild posted on 01/28/2014 04:19 PM
    These communist/Illuminati aberrant gang run this province down completely. The minimum wage raise will not help anything. What would really help is get rid of the current system and make a new one without political parties and put cap on tax up to 30% max. More tax they harassing out from people more money they waste for nothing. This is the real problem.
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