On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017, the Equal Pay Coalition sent Premier Kathleen Wynne a letter calling on her to “commit to take active steps now to close the gender pay gap.” Recommended steps to that goal included:

  • Increasing funding to the Pay Equity Commission
  • Increasing funding for proactive employment standards enforcement
  • Raising the minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Ensuring that broader public sector support employers are appropriately funded
  • Implementing a gender and equity lens in the current provincial budget process

Read the entire letter here.

Premier Wynne responded on March 24, 2017. This is the entirety of her response:

Dear Mesdames Faraday and Borowy,

Thanks you for your letter regarding pay equity and Equal Pay Day. I appreciate your writing on behalf of the Equal Pay Coalition.

As your letter would also interest my colleagues the Honourable Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Status of Women, I have sent copies to them for their information and review.

Thank you again for writing. Please accept my best wishes.

Sincerely,
Kathleen Wynne
Premier

See the letter from Premier Wynne here.