Locals have mixed feelings about min wage increase
Minimum wage in Ontario is about to change. On June 1, hourly rates will increase from $10.25 an hour to $11. So what do you think of the increase? We went to the streets to ask.
But, not everyone’s happy. One man explains why he’s against minimum wage all together.
The last time the Ontario government raised minimum wage was back in 2010. Within the first three years of its strategy, nearly 47,000 children and their families were lifted out of poverty.
The 75 cent increase reflects the annual change in Ontario’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) since the last increase on March 31, 2010.
The province’s Minimum Wage Advisory Panel recommends that the province perform a full review of its minimum wage rates and revision process every five years.
The panel held 10 public consultations across the province and received more than 400 submissions from organizations, businesses, and individual Ontarians.
The current minimum wage is $10.25 per hour. It has increased nearly 50 per cent since 2003.