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News Government General
November 15, 2018  

Ontario to announce tax exemption for low income workers in fall fiscal update: sources

Workers earning less than $30,000 will no longer have to pay provincial income tax starting next year.

News Government General
October 3, 2018  

Premier Doug Ford vows to scrap key Liberal labour reform legislation

Bill 148 mandates equal pay for part-time and temporary workers doing the same job as full-time employees and increases vacation entitlements.

News Government General
September 27, 2018  

Ontario government to halt minimum wage hike set to kick in next year

Minimum wage will remain at $14 an hour rather than rising to $15 as planned by the previous Liberal government.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 4, 2018  

On Labour Day, two Quebec parties promise $15 dollar minimum wage

Parti Quebecois and Quebec solidaire compete for votes with a raise from the current $12.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 3, 2018  

Busting the minimum wage myth

Studies show raising it actually eliminates employment opportunities.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 14, 2018  

Ontario Liberals, PCs both wrong on minimum wage policy

A better plan would be a work-based subsidy that provides a cash transfer

News Government Manufacturing General
January 29, 2018  

Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum pay rate hike

Aphria says the 21% jump from $11.60 to $14 per hour adds another $600,000 to its annual wage costs.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 15, 2018  

Ontario stepping up enforcement to protect worker rights

Government is making sure new worker rights under its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs are followed.

Insight Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 10, 2018  

Who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?

Government generally has little or no understanding of how small businesses operate.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 10, 2018  

Rising minimum wages could speed up automation, not relocations: labour leaders

Union leaders argue higher wages will ultimately help businesses as low income earners increase spending.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 22, 2017  

Ontario reforms labour laws, boosts minimum wage to $15 in 2019

Businesses say the increase is too fast and will lead to job losses, but reform poplar with labour.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 22, 2017  

Fight for $15 minimum wage has businesses, economists question economic impact

Research suggests mass layoffs and other detrimental effects could be part of the fallout.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 15, 2017  

Small business tax cut never promised to offset minimum wage hike: Wynne

Says the government will have to assess the impact of the wage increase as it continues to roll out.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 15, 2017  

Ontario offers small businesses relief to ease higher minimum wage

Corporate tax rate for small businesses will fall fa percentage point to 3.5%, plus other inducements.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 27, 2017  

Business coalition urges spanning minimum wage hike over five years

TD reports says $15 minimum wage could cost Ontario up to 90,000 jobs.