Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation Submission

News Reported on February 1, 2016

On February 1st, OASW made a written submission to the Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding the 2016 Pre-Budget Consultations. Our response addressed a number of issues, with an emphasis on poverty reduction and job creation in Ontario, especially for vulnerable groups. Given the growing number of "working poor" who require sufficient monies for basic needs such as housing, food and transportation and are vulnerable to serious health impacts, it is imperative that the minimum wage be raised to 10 per cent above the poverty line and indexed to inflation. To view the full submission view response below.