Wages to be capped for public sector workers in Ontario New finance minister says eight per cent increase over two years, like the one contracted to Toronto teachers earlier this year, is unrealisticBy 03/21/2001|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/21/2003 The Ontario government plans to introduce a cap on the wages of nearly a million workers in the public sector, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in a speech to the Mississauga Board of Trade this week."There seems to be an expectation that when the government is the boss, money is no object," he said. "This is not the case."The recent settlement with Toronto elementary teachers is case in point. Their eight per cent salary increase over two years should not set the bar. It will not set the bar. Eight per cent is totally unrealistic." To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.