Public hearings struck on labour legislation



Barrett urges farmers, small business to testify on minimum wage


SIMCOE- Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is urging farmers and small business owners impacted by the planned minimum wage increase to $15 to testify before public hearings on the bill.

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will be holding hearings during the week of July 10 to 14 in Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston and Windsor-Essex. Week two of hearings will be July 17 to 21 in London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto. Presenters who can not appear in person can make presentation via teleconference.

“This is part of the democratic process,” Barrett said. “It gives people to let the government hear how their policies will impact them.”

The application deadline for the first week of hearings is July 4. Those wishing to present on the second week must apply by July 10.

Interested presenters must contact Eric Rennie, the  Clerk of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at:

Eric Rennie
Tel. 416-325-3506

Fax: 416-325-3505

TTY: (416) 325-3538


For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett

at 519-428-0446 or 1-800-903-8629