As the Operations Advisor for the Hon. Jeff Leal, the Minister Responsible for Small Business in Ontario, I am writing to let you know about an opportunity to participate in the upcoming Public Hearings on Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (https://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2017/06/ontario-introduces-legislation-to-create-fair-workplaces-better-jobs.html).
From July 10 to 21, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will be holding a series of Public Hearings across the province on Bill 148. This is an opportunity for you to have your position on raising the minimum wage and proposed labour reforms heard by the Committee and I encourage you to participate. The presentation would be about five minutes of your position and thoughts on the bill, followed by questions from the committee members. The presentation can also be made to the Committee by phone.
If you are unable to present to the committee during one of the Public Hearings or would prefer to submit in writing, you can also participate by submitting your comment in writing to Eric Rennie, Clerk of the Committee, before 5:30PM on July 21st.
Registration is now open for the Public Hearings. For more information, here is a link to the Clerk’s advertisement for the Public Hearings, which has all the information for registering and making written submissions to the Committee:
If you are selected by the Clerk and wish to present in person, their office will reach out to inquire about your availability to present at the following locations on the dates listed below (please note the presenter registration deadline):
Week 1 (Presenter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00a.m.)
Week 2 (Presenter Registration Deadline is Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00a.m.)
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Additionally, please also feel free to contact my colleague Julian Portelli, the Minister’s Senior Policy Advisor, with any questions: 416-212-1983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of the Hon. Jeff Leal
Minister Responsible for Small Business
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