Province tables legislation to cap public sector wages

The province of Ontario has tabled legislation to cap public sector wages at one per cent over the next three years.

Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy introduced the legislation titled Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations at Queen’s Park on Wednesday.

“When we took office almost a year ago it was clear the previous government spent recklessly and repeatedly made poor fiscal decisions,” Bethlenfalvy said during a news conference after tabling the legislation. “What we now know is that action must be taken and everyone must do their part.”

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