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Ontario Proposes Minimum Pay Rates for Government Contracts

April 18, 2018

Premier Kathleen Wynne introduced the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018 (the “Act”), on April 17, 2018. The proposed Act, if passed, would set minimum wages for workers in certain sectors under government contract.

If passed, the Act would update the existing Fair Wage Policy, last updated in 1995, and will apply to contracts with all government ministries, and with specified government agencies and Crown corporations.

In this article we will provide an overview of the legislation being proposed.

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