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Ontario minimum wage report to be released today

01/27/2014 08:44 EST | Updated 03/29/2014 05:59 EDT
A report on minimum wage in Ontario is expected to be released by the provincial government today.

The current minimum wage is $10.24, where it has been since March 31, 2010. But workers’ rights groups and health-care professionals are calling for the base to be raised to $14 and be indexed with inflation.

The group says the minimum wage should be 10 per cent anove the poverty line — which stands at $23,000 a year, before taxes. The amount of $14 per hour is how much someone working 35 hours a week would have to make in order to be 10 per cent above that line.

An advisory panel will release recommendations Monday afternoon.


 

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