(June 15/17) The Ontario government is going across the province to showcase its massive increase to the minimum wage and other labour changes. This is your chance to tell Premier Kathleen Wynne how these changes will affect you.

Our industry is made up of small, independent business owners who hire and train high school students, newcomers to Ontario, and others looking for a first start in the labour market. We are the number one source of first jobs.


This government needs to hear from you! Mark the dates in your calendar and come to the hearing nearest you.

Week 1, July 10 to 14: Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston, Windsor-Essex;

Week 2, July 17 to 21: London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton, and Toronto.


Register NOW to ensure your spot at the local hearing
Register now to make sure you get a spot. Contact the committee clerk and ask to be put onto the list of presenters:

Phone: 416-325-3506
Fax:  416-325-3505
E-mail: erennie@ola.org

If you’d like to present – and we urge you to – please contact Restaurants Canada’s James Rilett for information or advice.


Use our template letter to write to your MP
Tell your MPP to do the right thing and vote against a 32% increase in minimum wage. Here’s our letter template.


Our action in the media

Restaurants Canada has been speaking out on how a drastic minimum wage hike will hurt jobs and businesses. See some of the coverage on this issue:



3 responses to “Ontario minimum wage: Now is the time to make your voice heard. Attend a local hearing.”

  1. Paul says:

    If you’re not sure who your MPP is, or need some help drafting a message, please let me know pmckay@restaurantscanada.org. Happy to help out. It’s important to get our story told – first hand – by the people most affected. Your voice and vote needs to be heard on this. Paul

  2. Michael says:

    Maybe wynn should look at the system in the USA. I have no problem withe the increase for regular workers but in a business wear you make tips no way.Servers will make more then lawyers why go to school

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