Minimum wage for people with disabilities could be repealed in Manitoba

Alberta needs to follow suit: MLA
By Zachary Pedersen
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 02/13/2013

When one of Ravi Malhotra’s students asked him about the Manitoba law that permits people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage, the University of Ottawa professor thought she was kidding.

“You know, students often come up to professors and say things that are just misunderstandings of statements of law. They misunderstand the statute; they read it wrong,” he says. “But she was insistent about this.”

In his years of teaching labour law and human rights, Malhotra had never heard of such a law, but when he researched it, there it was.