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Cabinet expected to debate minimum wage Wednesday

Premier Wynne will meet with ministers at Queen's Park.

A hot topic at Wednesday's cabinet meeting at Queen's Park is expected to be hiking the minimum wage in Ontario.

The premier has said she would act after a panel report on the issue was released Monday.

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.

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

Kathleen Wynne says she didn't ask the panel to recommend a dollar amount because the process was more important.

With calls of raising the minimum wage to $14/hour and Wynne already striking down that notion, she says there's a possibility no one will be happy with the government's decision.

The announcement is expected to come later this week. It's expected the province will raise the minimum wage to $11/hour.

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