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Canadian Press: Ontario group calls for minimum wage to be raised to $14 an hour from $10.25

TORONTO - A mock $10 bill — frozen in a block of ice — was presented to a representative Ontario's Ministry of Labour on Thursday afternoon in protest of the government's minimum wage freeze.

The protest was organized by The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, a coalition of several advocacy groups in Ontario.

Members of the group include Ontario ACORN, Worker's Action Centre, and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Rabble.ca: Anti-poverty groups call for $14 an hour minimum wage in Ontario

Toronto ACORN and allies take action for a higher minimum wage.Unfreeze minimum wage. Increase it to $14 an hour. Then index it to the rate of inflation.

Sounds simple enough.

The only question now is whether the Wynne Liberals will listen to anti-poverty and labour groups or bow to pressure from the business community who say an increase will only lead to cutbacks in the number of minimum wage workers.

Yahoo! Finance: Communities around Ontario call on MPPs to melt the minimum wage freeze now

TORONTO, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - At a province-wide day of action on Thursday March 21st, communities from around Ontario will demand an immediate minimum wage increase. Blocks of ice with frozen $10 bills will be delivered to the Ministry of Labour and MPPs in over fourteen cities.

Ontario's minimum wage has been frozen for 3 years, while the cost of living continues to rise. The minimum wage should bring workers and their families above the poverty line. That means Ontario's minimum wage should be $14 in 2013.

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