(Aug. 10/17) The Ontario government has finally admitted the dramatic increase in the minimum wage will hurt jobs and businesses. Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to look at ways to lessen the impact of this policy. Read the story in the Toronto Star, where Restaurants Canada also explains the impact of a sharp wage hike on our industry.

 

What we’re doing about it

Restaurants Canada has repeatedly told the government why a dramatic increase over a short period is problematic for businesses.

 

Members: We’re planning a political action forum on minimum wage

We’ll be rallying members together to speak out on Sept. 6 in Toronto. Watch for details and keep the date free!

 

Questions? Contact Restaurants Canada’s James Rilett.

7 comments

7 responses to “Ontario government considers minimum wage relief for restaurateurs”

  1. Billy Arvanitis says:

    There should be NO increase to tipped employees ie: servers and hostesses , that well over the minimum! Why do I not hear you argue that point???

  2. Sahil Gulati says:

    That’s good news. Hope the government realizes that by increasing such a sharp wage will also increase the cost of living. Everything goes up because of minimum wage. We will be back to square 1…. it shouldn’t happen so quick!!

  3. Corey Evans says:

    Will put me out of business

  4. Robert Katzman says:

    A minimum wage increase to $14.00 or $15.00 will cost it me out of business

  5. Mark says:

    For my coffee/bake shops to remain viable next year (I have 50 people on my team) I will reconfigure my offerings: frozen goodies (so more bad fats and preservatives), frozen soups (more sodium and preservatives). Some operators in the coffee industry are considering using powdered “milk” instead of fresh. This “milk” tastes awesome, requires little handling and almost no clean up time. You would be ahead taking up smoking than ingesting this product. Has this government considered the long term costs to our health care? Our quality of life? K, surely you have a conscience.

  6. Shing Tong says:

    Thank you for speaking out for us

  7. EDWARD ATKINSON says:

    IN RESTAURANTS MIN WAGE IS ONLY PART OF THERE INCOME. TIPS CAN BE MORE INCOME THAN THERE WAGES OF WHICH THEY DO NOT REPORT AS INCOME. ID IT IS $15 / HR DISALLOW TIPS IN ONTARIO TO MAKE THE PLAYING FIELD EVEN FOR ALL WORKERS

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