Cornwall left out of Ontario minimum wage consultation: chamber

CORNWALL – The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is crying foul over being left out of community consultations on Ontario’s legislation on minimum wage and working conditions.

A government committee is touring the province on Bill 148 which would, among other things, raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

“The Chamber is pushing hard to have that committee hold a session here,” the chamber said in a news release.

Director Todd Lihou says the proposed legislation will cause “major increases in business costs” which “unfortunately will be passed down to consumers.”

The closest locations the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs is in Ottawa tomorrow (July 12) and in Kingston on Thursday (July 13).