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.
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.
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.
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.
Busting the minimum wage myth
Studies show raising it actually eliminates employment opportunities.
Ontario Liberals, PCs both wrong on minimum wage policy
A better plan would be a work-based subsidy that provides a cash transfer
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.
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.
Who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?
Government generally has little or no understanding of how small businesses operate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business coalition urges spanning minimum wage hike over five years
TD reports says $15 minimum wage could cost Ontario up to 90,000 jobs.
Unintended and painful, consequences of a $15/hr minimum wage
Government-mandated increases tend to lead employers to reduce worker count.
Hootsuite CEO warns of threat to innovation; unions laud closing of tax loopholes
Ryan Holmes says proposed changes to small business taxes could prevent Canada from becoming a hotbed for technology giants.
NDP commits to raising BC minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021
Province plans to establish a commission to create a plan that raises the rate without hurting businesses.
Wynne promises unspecified relief for businesses amid planned minimum wage hikes
Businesses complain a 32% increase in less than 18 months will be tough to absorb.
Ontario seeks public input on $15 minimum wage
Many businesses are opposed to the wage hike, showing particular issue with the pace of its implementation.
Minimum wage hike ignores impact of Artificial Intelligence
Beyond the politics, there is much more to minimum wage hikes than just wanting to provide the working class with better wages.
Business leaders concerned about promises in BC NDP-Green agreement
Promises to hike the minimum wage and carbon tax could further jangle investor nerves.
Ontario to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019
Other changes include equal pay for part time workers, increased vacation entitlements.
Wynne government to announce Ontario labour laws update today
Business groups will also learn if minimum wage is going up to $15/hour.
One-third of Ontario’s 6.6M workers vulnerable, says workplace report
Business owners warn of a negative impact of changes on economic recovery that could lead to job cuts.
Minimum wage workers say they’re surviving rather than living
Economist says minimum wage needs to be evaluated within the greater context of salaries in the region.
Alberta puts $15/hour minimum wage in 2018 regulations
Rate first increases to $12.20 an hour in October, $13.60 in 2017.
BC’s minimum wage will rise to $11.25/hr by Sept. 2017
Currently lowest in Canada; business groups concerned about covering the hike.
Minimum wage hikes do little to reduce poverty
Fraser Institute study finds most such earners don’t live in low-income households.
Higher minimum wage in Alberta could mean more job losses: CFIB
Alberta’s NDP government has maintained it would hike minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018.
Lobby group launches petition against minimum wage hike in Alberta
NDP have pledged to raise the wage by a dollar this fall and continue with increases until it reaches $15 an hour by 2018.
Alberta increases minimum wage by $1 to $11.20 an hour
Vaults from one of lowest minimum wage payers to one of highest.