TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available to comment on the Ontario government's expected announcement of an increase to the minimum wage.
The province's small and medium-sized businesses employ over half of the working population, create the bulk of new jobs and account for about half of Ontario's GDP. Any change to the minimum wage will affect their ability to grow and create jobs.
The expected increase to $11 per hour would once again make Ontario's minimum wage the highest in the country (tied with Nunavut), following a near 50 per cent increase since 2003.
CFIB is Canada's largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Independent Business
For further information: To arrange an interview with Plamen Petkov, vice president, Ontario, or Nicole Troster, senior policy analyst, contact Gisele Lumsden at 416 222-8022 or [email protected].