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.

Kathleen Wynne

See the letter from Premier Wynne here.