August 15, 2013
The Ontario government has appointed an advisory panel to give advice on the province’s minimum wage.

The advisory panel will examine Ontario’s current approach to setting the minimum wage and provide advice on how the province should determine changes to the minimum wage in the future.

The chair of the panel will report back to the government with recommendations within six months of the date the 2013 provincial budget was passed, which puts it near the end of this November. The time period can be extended by the Minister of Labour by up to three months.

Any member of the public may comment on the proposal, by logging onto Responses must be made by Oct. 18, 2013.  

The minimum wage has increased 50 per cent since 2003, from $6.85 to $10.25 per hour, giving Ontario one of the highest provincial minimum wages in Canada.