The Ontario government has named a six-person panel to study a possible increase to the province's minimum wage, which has been frozen at $10.25 an hour since 2010. Read the news story about the panel here. CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan writes in this blog post that Ontario accounts for more than half of all minimum wage workers in Canada. The share of minimum wage workers in Ontario doubled over the last decade. Ontario, B.C, and the Northwest Territories are the only jurisdictions that don't have a formal mechanism ot calculate and adjust the minimum wage. The Workers' Action Centre is part of a growing movement calling for a hike in Ontario's minimum wage to $14 an hour.
Read about that campaign here.