Ontario’s fair wage policy needs to be refreshed

The Ontario government is consulting on ways to modernize the province’s fair wage policy, which sets standards for wages and working conditions for government contract workers such as building cleaners, security guards, building trades and construction workers. The fair wage policy hasn’t been updated since 1995, but the labour market has changed dramatically since then. CCPA-Ontario Senior Economist Sheila Block weighs in with this submission to the Ontario government.