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Public Hearings Announced for Labour Legislation

June 15, 2017

Fedeli urges small business and community members to testify on minimum wage

North Bay–Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is urging small business owners and members of the community impacted by the planned minimum wage increase to $15 to testify before public hearings on the bill.

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will be holding hearings during the week of July 10 to 14 in Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston and Windsor-Essex. Week two of hearings will be July 17 to 21 in London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto. Presenters who cannot appear in person can make presentation via teleconference, or email their submissions to the Clerk.

“This is an important part of the democratic process,” Fedeli said. “It provides the people of our community with a voice and because the government did not do a cost-benefit-analysis, this will help describe the impact to both employees and employers..”

The application deadline for the first week of hearings is July 4. Those wishing to present on the second week must apply by July 10.

Interested presenters must contact Eric Rennie, the Clerk of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at:

Eric Rennie
Tel. 416-325-3506
Fax: 416-325-3505
erennie@ola.org
TTY: (416) 325-3538


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