Ontario ready to announce hike in minimum wage and update its labour laws, Wynne says

The benefits of Ontario’s renewed economic growth are not shared evenly across the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday as she planned to announce a raise to minimum wage as well as much anticipated changes to labour laws.

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  • Sharkibark

    Imagine that, leading up to an election year, giving away other people’s money. How sweet of her.

    • Alain

      Well, like all good socialists they never give away their own money.

  • Jobs will be lost.

    Thanks, Kathleen.

    Please jump into an active volcano.

    • kkruger71

      I will likely lose my second job because of this; I’m not minimum wage but most employees are. Complicated to explain, but the owners keep it running at a loss, I can’t see them adding another 20-30 thousand in losses each year and staying open.

      • I am sorry to hear this.

        • kkruger71

          Thanks. Can (barely) get by without it, but it is how I afford the extras in life.

  • Exile1981

    What economic growth?

  • Ed

    If she really cared, she’d make it $50/hr. Why not? Make it law, and that’s what you’ll be paid.

    • Shebel

      Call it the ‘Hundred Dollar Law’.
      Employers pay $100/hr plus whatever.
      Cigarettes cost $100 a piece.
      A bottle of beer is $100.
      Gas is $100/litre.

      Unless you are a Ward of the State—-
      Then you get 85% off.

  • Shebel

    The ‘Underground Economy’—–loves you Kathleen.
    Did you ever do a ‘Study’ on this ?
    No. Off course you didn’t .

  • Shebel

    So-This $ 15/ hour is probably going to cost an employer some where between $18 and S20 /hour depending on the WCIB.
    Naturally , all other employees will want to 30% raise— just to stay above minimum wage.
    Does this bitch even THINK ?

  • Shebel

    ” Looking for an excellent employee—-
    I pay CASH. “

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      What I don’t get is that businesses in Ontario that are moving to the States because of the high cost of hydro aren’t relocating to provinces with cheaper hydro.
      A kWh in Manitoba costs about nine cents.

  • andycanuck

    You better hit your favourite restaurant while you can; alot won’t survive this if the Grits win the next one.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You’re right. Of course, out in more rural parts of the country where the chains are the “go to” food choice of the transient, family-owned businesses will manage to survive. Our two favourite local eateries are both family-owned and run. They will do just fine.

  • Blind Druid

    Like the GST – they will drive the underground cash economy ever deeper. So the real new net minimum wage after tax will be around $12.50 per hour. No thanks – I will work for cash at 13.00 bucks an hour. Cheaper for my employer too. This move illustrates the dismal stupidity of the liberal mind. The problem with Socialism is that they eventually run out of other peoples’ money.